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At EPA Nominee’s Hearing, Money Becomes A Weapon For Both Parties

January 18, 2017 | The Washington Post | News
While Democratic senators tried to put EPA nominee Scott Pruitt on the defensive at his Wednesday hearing before the Environment and Public Works Committee, they found themselves being attacked by Republicans and other Pruitt defenders.

Trump’s Education Secretary Nominee Is ‘The Godmother of Citizens United’

January 15, 2017 | The Village Voice | News
If Donald Trump really wants to “drain the swamp” in Washington, choosing billionaire Michigan GOP activist Betsy DeVos to be education secretary may not be such a bad idea after all; she’s a political operator who has made it her life’s mission to weaken public education, with a proven track record of undermining stable systems. If you want to drown government in the tub, first you need to get your assassin through the bathroom door.

David Brock Wants To Build His Own Koch Donor Network

January 13, 2017 | BuzzFeed News | News
Next week, the longtime Clinton defender will assemble donors — including a new Silicon Valley contingency — for a summit behind closed doors, with the aim of funding his anti-Trump efforts and eventually other groups.

Anonymous Donors Spent Record Amounts On 2016 State Ballot Questions

January 12, 2017 | Brennan Center for Justice | News
The problem of “dark money” — election advertising by groups who conceal their donors, often behind benign-sounding names — tends to get the most attention in high-profile federal contests. But it can be worse in the context of state ballot measures, where voters directly decide policy questions that can carry major economic consequences.
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