Three professional influence peddlers, including a registered corporate lobbyist, have been chosen by Hillary Clinton and Democratic National Committee Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., to serve on the committee responsible for drafting the party’s platform. The 15-member panel has six members chosen by Clinton, five chosen by Bernie Sanders and four chosen by Wasserman Schultz.
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GOP Platform Calls for Elimination of Almost All Campaign Finance Laws
Trump never cared about big money politics, and in fact wants to make the situation far worse. He is proposing to get rid of Campaign finance laws
Feds Monitoring Activists on Facebook Ahead of Republican Convention
Federal authorities are watching political activists organizing protests ahead of next week’s Republican National Convention, warning that “anarchist extremists” pose a threat to Cleveland. The document, obtained by The Intercept, is dated July 7 and marked “For Official Use Only.” It says that the agencies had “no information to indicate a specific, credible threat to or associated with” the convention but also warns of the potential for a “lone wolf” terrorist attack or violence from Donald Trump supporters or people coming to protest him.
Leaked Data Reveals How the U.S. Trains Vast Numbers of Foreign Soldiers and Police With Little Oversight
An investigation mining diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks shows the shadowy network used to train 200,000 foreign security personnel every year.
Clinton-Led Democrats Are Now “To the Right of George W. Bush” on Palestinian Rights
Clinton's unprecedented support for Israeli oppression, racism and occupation is nothing short of despicable.
FBI and Police Are Knocking on Activists’ Doors Ahead of Republican National Convention
The FBI has been knocking on the doors of activists in Cleveland, Ohio, asking about their plans for the Republican National Convention in July.
Robert Kagan and Other Neocons Are Backing Hillary Clinton
As Hillary Clinton puts together what she hopes will be a winning coalition in November, many progressives remain wary — but she has the war hawks firmly behind her. “I would say all Republican foreign policy professionals are anti-Trump,” leading neoconservative Robert Kagan told a group gathered around him, groupie-style, at a “foreign policy professionals for Hillary” fundraiser I attended last week.
Oil Lobby Paid Washington Post and Atlantic to Host Climate-Change Deniers at RNC
It's a new low for major news organizations to sell their brand to lobbyists and let climate truthers go unchallenged. GOP and media just featured climate deniers without offering any dissenting speakers and this should violate the editorial standards of any credible news organization.
New Leak: Top DNC Official Wanted to Use Bernie Sanders’s Religious Beliefs Against Him
Evidence on how the DNC was working to derail the Bernie Sanders campaign by strategizing to use his Jewish background as a negative in southern states.
Tim Kaine, Possible Hillary Clinton Pick for Vice President, Goes to Bat for Banks
Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, a leading candidate for the Democratic nominee for vice president, has signaled to the financial industry that he’ll go to bat for them. On Monday, Kaine signed onto two letters, one to federal banking regulators and the other to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, urging them to loosen regulations on certain financial players.