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Who Is Selling Us Short?

March 8, 2017

$2.7 million per day. $3.7 million per Member of Congress. That's what the people must fight to win back our democracy.

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Trump Return Shows How He Exploited Loopholes

March 15, 2017

A snapshot of President Trump’s tax history – albeit a tiny one – is finally in the public arena this morning and it turns out that he actually has paid taxes, or at least that he paid them in 2005.

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New Mexico Legislature Rescinds Call for Dangerous Constitutional Convention in the Face of Nationwide Special Interests Push

March 15, 2017

Today the New Mexico Legislature rescinded its call for an Article V constitutional convention that was originally passed in the 1979. The state lawmakers recognized the threat of a “runaway convention” which could result in major changes to the U.S. Constitution and its protections in a process bankrolled by special interests.

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FBI Investigation of Georgia Election Systems Breach Necessitates Use of Paper Ballots for Upcoming Congressional Special Election

March 14, 2017

Common Cause is urging Georgia election officials to use paper ballots to safeguard the integrity of next month’s congressional special election in light of the cyberattack on Kennesaw State University Elections Center. In a letter to Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, Common Cause emphasized the need to use both paper ballots and paper poll books.

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