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Sen. McConnell’s deal for the ultra-wealthy to buy politicians

November 30, 2015

Over the Thanksgiving holiday, Politico reported that Senator McConnell is planning to insert a provision in a must-pass government funding bill that would significantly increase the amount of money that political parties could spend on candidates. The provision, drafted in secret and without any hearings, would eliminate caps on the amount of political money that parties may spend in coordination with candidates.

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America’s Journey for Justice

June 16, 2015

Just steps away from where Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. vividly called for racial equality more than 50 years ago, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) led a broad, diverse coalition of grassroots labor, environmental, and democracy groups on Monday in a new call for justice.

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Groups Urge Shell To Cut Ties With ALEC

June 10, 2015

In a letter sent yesterday, 19 international investors called on Shell, one of the world's largest oil companies, to leave the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a lobbying group composed of state legislators and corporate representatives.

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ALEC Runs For Cover

June 1, 2015

A few weeks ago, NBC11, a local TV station in Atlanta, went undercover at the a conference of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a secretive corporate lobbying group.

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