The stable genius Donald Trump and his world-class lawyer/fixer Michael Cohen probably would be shocked to learn that the United States has federal laws that say how political campaign money can be spent, because based on their actions it seems that they don’t know that such laws even exist.
A newly filed complaint has been lodged against Florida Governor Rick Scott’s Political Action Committee (PAC) for violating federal campaign fundraising laws.
The ‘New Republican PAC’ started by Scott had a stated purpose of “rebranding the Republican Party.” But recently it abruptly made a change from GOP rebranding to being used as a tool to elect Scott as a U.S. Senator in his race this year against Democratic incumbent senator Bill Nelson.
Trump did project his real intent to run for president saying, "I could be the first presidential candidate to run and make money on it."
At a meeting with financial supporters on Thursday, Hillary Clinton vowed to put forth Supreme Court nominees that were committed to overturning the 2010 Citizens United ruling. Hillary Clinton’s decision to make opposing the Citizens United ruling a litmus test for Supreme Court nominees follows a similar pledge made by her Democratic primary opponent Bernie Sanders.
A bunch of Republican real and presumed presidential primary candidates descended on Greenville, South Carolina, Saturday. The event was the "South Carolina Freedom Summit."
It is very seldom, if ever, that any Republican purposely admits in public that their raison d'etre is solely to serve the interests of corporations and the very richest Americans, and it is doubtful they expected the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court to expose their badly-kept secret, but he did; albeit inadvertently.
Outgoing Republican Congressman Steve Stockman and three of his aides have been subpoenaed by a federal grand jury as part of a criminal investigation.
Apparently Republican corruption has reached such a level that blatant lying and obvious violation of campaign disclosure laws is part and parcel of what it means to be a Republican; at least a Republican Senate candidate.
The bad news for Republicans is that money can't buy you love or votes. Money can buy you a lot of negative TV ads and many lies, some of them rather clever but most of them way too obvious to pass in the age of the internet.
By more than 2-1, the Koch Brothers affiliation hurts Joni Ernst with voters in Iowa. They are equally unimpressed by Sarah Palin's support for the Republican.
The four most despicable and repugnant Americans are Charles and David Koch, Karl Rove and the occupying army of corporate tarts constituting the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).
A spokesperson for Sandra Fluke confirmed that the 32-year old attorney has filed with the California Democratic Party and is seeking their endorsement in the Congressional race to replace the retiring Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA.)
As we approach the end of 2013, it seems that Court may decide to undertake another key case in the New Year that will provide it with an opportunity to reverse its gradual and unconscionable determination that the Bill of Rights extends to DBAs.