Trump Bought Off by Adelson’s Money

Sheldon Adelson has decided to support Donald Trump because the alternative -- Hillary Clinton -- is "frightening." He's going to spend up to $100 million on Trump's behalf in the election. Guess what Donald Trump said about Trump said about Adelson buying off his opponents? … [Read more...]

Adelson Opens the Bank Account for Trump

I wrote a couple weeks ago about a report that many of the top Republican money men were planning to sit out the presidential election this time around because they could not stomach Donald Trump and didn't think he had a chance to win. One of them, the vile Sheldon Adelson, has apparently changed his mind. … [Read more...]

Trump Now Taking Big Donor Contributions

Throughout the primaries, Donald Trump claimed to be incorruptible. I'm rich, I'm funding my own campaign, he said, so no one can buy me and I'm not taking big money donations. But now that he's the presumptive nominee, he's reversed himself and is setting up a joint committee to raise huge contributions with the RNC. … [Read more...]

Big Republican Donors Refusing to Back Trump

Someone on Facebook the other day said something about the Koch brothers supporting Donald Trump and I had to correct him. In reality, very few of the really big Republican donors are willing to contribute to Trump's presidential campaign, as Politico found out by talking to a bunch of them or their representatives. … [Read more...]

Stick a Fork in Bernie Sanders, He’s Done. Or Is He?

It appears that Bernie Sanders may get a small victory in Indiana, though as I'm writing this it hasn't been called yet. I'm sure the wildly unrealistic Sanders fans will be furiously telling each other that this proves he can still win, but I'm sorry to inform you that this simply is not the case. He's done. Stick a fork in him. … [Read more...]

Koch Brother Hammers Trump, Cruz

In an interview on ABC, Charles Koch of the infamous Koch Brothers went pretty hard after both Donald Trump and Ted Cruz on the subject of Muslims and foreign policy. He went hardest after Trump's idea of banning all Muslim travel and immigration and forcing Muslims to register with the government: … [Read more...]

Political Scientists Ask: Can Sanders Win the General Election?

Vox asked a handful of prominent political scientists whether Bernie Sanders would have a serious chance to win the general election if he were to beat Hillary Clinton in the primaries. The consensus was a fairly resounding no, though the level of certainty varied by individual. Some of their arguments: … [Read more...]

Charles Koch: We Don’t Have Enough Political Influence

Prepare to cry some crocodile tears for poor, downtrodden Charles Koch. The man who is spending a staggering $900 million to influence the 2016 election is actually whining that he doesn't have nearly enough political influence because he is forced to give his nearly limitless money to candidates that don't agree with on every single political issue. … [Read more...]

Looks Like Serious Corruption in Wisconsin

I haven't really paid much attention to the situation in Wisconsin, where a special prosecutor was investigating Gov. Scott Walker for violating campaign finance laws, but if this article is accurate the whole thing has taken a serious turn into outright corruption as the state supreme court has fired that special prosecutor to prevent him from being able to challenge their conflicts of interest in the case. … [Read more...]

Hillary Clinton Gives Incredibly Lame Answer on Campaign Finance

During Saturday's Democratic presidential debate, Bernie Sanders raised the issue of Hillary Clinton having raised so much money from Wall Street and questioning whether she would really pursue serious regulation of the financial industry given how much money she has taken from them. Her answer to that question was one of the silliest non-sequiturs you'll ever see. … [Read more...]

Biggest Lobbying Companies Also Biggest Government Defrauders

Here's an interesting and unsurprising report. The companies that have faced the most fines for defrauding the government on contracts are also the same companies that spend the most money on lobbying the government and spending on campaigns to put people friendly to their interests in common. Those companies include military contractors and oil companies, including Boeing and Exxon. … [Read more...]

The Absurdity of Anti-Wall Street Rhetoric From Republicans

If you watched the 4th Republican presidential debate the other night, you probably noticed a whole lot of anti-Wall Street rhetoric being thrown around. Lots of rhetorical denunciations of corporate greed and how the banks are too big to fail and we can't bail them out again, along with a metric ton of anti-Federal Reserve statements. But who are they kidding? Who is seriously going to believe them? … [Read more...]


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