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
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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).
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
"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