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NDP introduces legislation to tackle 'big money' and 'special interests' in Alberta politics

Alberta’s NDP government introduced legislation Monday that it says is aimed at reducing the impact of “big money” and “special interests” from influencing elections.

If passed in the legislature, the Fair Elections Financing Act would introduce a sunshine list for third-party advertising and cap the contributions from individual campaign donors per calendar year at $4,000. 682 more words


Most MO Statewide Election Winners Outspent Rivals on Ads

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Most of Missouri’s successful candidates for statewide office in Jefferson City spent more on broadcast advertising than their rivals, according to an independent analysis. 411 more words


Donald Trump’s campaign is now offering an “exclusive limited edition black card”

Facing a tough uphill battle in the last weeks before the election, Donald Trump, newly “unshackled” from his party’s leadership, is offering his voters a fresh way to help him get elected: A “limited edition” Trump Black Card, which does absolutely nothing but remind you that you contributed to his campaign. 135 more words

Money and oligarchy in U.S. elections

We Americans take it for granted that we are a democracy.  Some of us think we have a right and responsibility to spread out democracy to other countries. 891 more words


Hillary Spending $50 Million/Month To Stay Even?

There is no denying that when it comes to raising money, the Clintons are champs. And when it comes to spending money on themselves, that appears to be the case as well. 526 more words

Clinton Campaign Spent $50 Million in August

Hillary Clinton’s campaign spent $50 million in August. Most of us just gloss over that number because it is so foreign to us. But think about it . 214 more words

Social Issues

Toothless Prop. 59 asks voters to condemn a pay-to-play system Cali pols warmly embrace

Six years after Citizens United — the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that says corporations and unions have a First Amendment right to unlimited campaign spending — presidential candidates across the spectrum have condemned the campaign finance system it shaped. 159 more words