Category Archives: Citizens United

Dent In Citizens United From A Montana Judge

Some good news via the Los Angeles Times Thursday morning.    Judge overturns IRS rule that shielded political donors’ identities “A federal judge in Montana overturned an Internal Revenue Service rule that allowed many political nonprofit groups to keep their … Continue reading

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FDR’s Dreams And Today’s Campaign

It is rather amazing that the problems that Franklin Roosevelt had solutions for nearly 80 years ago but didn’t have time to get them enacted are still the very basis of our problems today. The Four Freedoms and The Second Bill … Continue reading

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Dark Money Is Warping Democracy But Not How You Think

The Brennan Center for Justice published a report on the impact of “dark money” and “gray money on democracy.  They say “gray money” is a new phenomenon they have identified which has surged in state and local elections.  Click on … Continue reading

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How Iowa Pays For Big Money In Politics

Billionaires are drowning out the voices of Iowans.   Iowa Pays the Price supports increasing transparency in campaign finance and accountability for those who break the rules.  Check out IowaPaysThePrice.org  

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Koch Brothers Intend To To Buy Even More Republicans

Some say the Kochs are America’s third party.  But make no mistake,  the money they plan to spend is for the purpose of electing Republicans. According to The New York Times, the Brothers are predicting the cost of buying the … Continue reading

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Progressives Analyze Steve King’s So-Called Freedom Summit

ProgressIowa 2016 Watch: National, Local Experts To Preview Steve King’s ‘Freedom Summit’ Today Des Moines, Iowa — Today, national and local experts will preview the Freedom Summit being held on Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa. Potential [Republican] presidential candidates will … Continue reading

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Ernst Is Another Investment For The Kochs

When I hear political ads or political pundits say things like Joni Ernst is a merely a front for the Kochs or that she is being bankrolled by the Kochs I know what is meant. But I just got to … Continue reading

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Iowans Say "Run Bernie Run!"

Standing room only crowd at Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaking event in Davenport, Iowa Sunday. Crowd welcomes him by yelling, “Run, Bernie, run.”  

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Sen. Bernie Sanders Will Speak At Johnson County Democrats Annual Fall BBQ

ICYMI:  Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) made his first appearance ever on Meet The Press earlier this month. Sanders told the truth about Citizens United and the Koch brothers.  Why after all these years did MTP  finally decide to invite the … Continue reading

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I’ve Got A Thousand Million Questions

A line from that Moody Blues song “Question” – “I’ve got a thousand million questions About hate and death and war.” And budgets and the wealth gap and the environment and health care and education and … well many more. … Continue reading

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