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Hardball Doug Hughes Interview Puts Focus on 'Dark Money'

In an interview with campaign finance reform activist Doug Hughes, Hardball host Chris Matthews grants his respect and admiration. Matthews refers to ‘dark money,’ and he puts the interview focus straight on the message of Hughes’ act of civil disobedience: Get money out of politics. 14 more words

Activism

NEO AFSC April 24, 2015 Podcast

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We summarize last week’s activities; announce upcoming events for next week; and comment on Hillary Clinton’s support of a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United, how to fund needed infrastructure repairs, IMF warnings of global financial instability, and the latest votes for and opposition to Fast Track and the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).

Campaign Finance Reform Activist Speaks Out While Under House Arrest

Democracy Now! interviewed Doug Hughes in his home, where he is currently under house arrest after his colorful act of civil disobedience last week. Hughes had landed a gyrocopter on the Capitol lawn in order to deliver 535 letters to Members of Congress. 119 more words

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DFE to Lead $$ Task Force

Donna Edwards has been named by Nancy Pelosi to head a Democratic task force to address campaign finance reform issues. Bloomberg has the story, and has remarks made by Edwards at today’s press conference: 160 more words

Maryland Senate

Well...At Least Someone Stood Up For Democracy!!

Every now and then a story comes along that’s just too good not to write a little something about. That’s the case of our blog today. 697 more words

Delivering the mail

An aging Baby Boomer mailman lands a gyrocopter on the White House lawn and the press goes nuts. Not over not his reason for doing it but the security breach, and his actual message is lost in that apparently more newsworthy issue. 543 more words

Op-ed

"Field Starting To Get Pretty Crowded": Everyone’s Hopping On The Populist Bandwagon; Will It Lead To Actual Policy Change?

There’s no shortage of groups and people who want the 2016 presidential race to be about their issue of choice, hoping that all the candidates will be forced to answer their questions and maybe even support their preferred policy solutions. 720 more words

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