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14 March, 2023

Norfolk Southern & Silicon Valley Bank crashes: Follow the dark money slashing safety regulations

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Norfolk Southern & Silicon Valley Bank crashes: Follow the money that cut safety regulations. What happens when greed overrides concerns for public safety.

What do the Norfolk Southern train crash spewing toxic chemcials and Silicon Valley Bank closing have in common?

Follow the money. How do corporations getting regulations relaxed? Who are the politicians bending rules for their wealthy donors? How gets stuck with the bill?

Rail lobby money at work. "The influence of rail companies on policymaking was thrust into the spotlight after a Norfolk Southern train derailed in East Palestine, Ohio, on Feb. 3 while carrying toxic chemicals that could pose long-term health risks to residents. But the industry’s hold of the Congress goes beyond Norfolk Southern and its efforts to water down legislation addressing systemic safety issues." - Open Secrets

Bank lobby money at work. "Eight years before the second-largest bank failure in American history occurred this week, the bank’s president personally pressed Congress to reduce scrutiny of his financial institution, citing the “low risk profile of our activities and business model". Three years later — after the bank spent more than half a million dollars on federal lobbying — lawmakers obliged. - The Lever

Follow the money weakening safety regulations

Follow the political donations that weaken safety regulations to understand the Norfolk Southern and Silicon Valley Bank disasters
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Political lobbying in action

BANKING. Luetkemeyer in his most recent annual disclosure, disclosed a stake worth up to $25 million in St. Elizabeth Bancshares, a S corporation.

- His brother Brice is the president and CEO of the bank and his spouse is on its board of directors.
- Rep. Luetkemeyer has taken in between $4.6 million and $26 million in pass-through income from the bank since becoming a member of Congress, according to his annual disclosures.
- His spouse has collected annual director’s fees.
- Luetkemeyer was the chairman of the Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Subcommittee in the 115th Congress.
- The congressional record shows that Luetkemeyer interacted with the ABA in his official capacity on the subcommittee without disclosing that he owns one of the group’s members.
In 2018, during a hearing he convened on CECL, Luetkemeyer submitted a letter from the ABA for the record, again without mentioning that the lobbying group represents his own bank.

Personal enrichment is a temptation that is hard to resist,” Holman said, “That is why Congress made such a conflict of interest illegal for executive branch officials. But Congress has deemed that the same self-serving conflicts of interest shall not apply to itself. Members of Congress can use their official positions to cash in, and Luetkemeyer is making the most of it.” - Read Sludge

Banking lobby donations
Source: Open Secrets

BANKING. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) — the Senate’s third largest recipient of rail industry campaign cash — pushed to repeal the electronic braking rule outright, before settling for a measure requiring additional research and a new cost-benefit analysis of the technology. Under former President Donald Trump, the braking upgrades quickly became another casualty of his administration’s slash-and-burn approach to regulatory policy.

Trump’s Transportation Department ultimately rescinded the brake rule in late 2017. Thune praised the decision in a statement arguing that “sound science and careful study” had won the day. Lever News

Railroad lobby donations
Source: Open Secrets

At the state level, the industry spent $60.3 million in lobbying between 2002 and 2022 in the 20 states OpenSecrets collects data on, with the top recipients being California, Texas and New York. In this time frame, the top company with disclosed lobbying at the state level was BNSF Railway, which spent $12.7 million since 2003. In 2022, railroad companies spent $3 million lobbying the 20 states. The years in which OpenSecrets has data in those 20 states vary.  Since the 2002 election cycle, the industry has contributed $85 million to federal candidates, political parties and outside spending groups, with the majority of contributions historically going to benefit Republicans. The biggest contributors were BNSF Railway, Union Pacific Corp., CSX Corp. and Norfolk Southern. - Open Secrets

TakeAway: Stop politicians bending safety regulations for wealthy donors. Your life and savings may depend on it.

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"Trump Floats the Idea of Executing Joint Chiefs Chairman Milley" Trump wrote Mark Milley’s phone call to reassure China in the aftermath of the storming of...

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25 Sep’ 2023

MAGA Circus Shuts Down The Government To Keep Trump Out Of Jail: What will it cost you?

The MAGA Circus follows their cult leader's orders and shuts down the government. What will it cost you? "Trump Tells Republicans to Shut Down the Government...

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23 Sep’ 2023

Clarence Thomas: The Fundraising Face Behind Koch Brothers’ Supreme Court Takeover

"Clarence Thomas Secretly Participated in Koch Network Donor Events" Clarence is now set to rule on the Chevron Case which would benefit the Koch Brothers. The...

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20 Sep’ 2023

Sisters Lead Sisters Vote: Mapping The Black Women Who Ran For Office in 2022

Meet the inspiring Black women who stepped up to lead, empowering their communities and driving change. Sisters Lead Sisters Vote (SLSV) interactive map showcases the incredible...

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20 Sep’ 2023

Billionaire’s PAY TO PLAY Supreme Court

Your billionaire fishing buddy has a case for you to decide on in your court. Should you recuse yourself? Alito says no. "Alito has never recused...

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18 Sep’ 2023

Ken Paxton acquitted: Follow the money and threats behind the ruling

Anything goes when you have a gerrymandered legislature that puts MAGA Republicans above the law. "Paxton had an extramarital affair with a woman whom he later...

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16 Sep’ 2023

How to find and mobilize rural voters with yard signs

How do you find and mobilize your rural supporters? Start with a yard sign. Many organizers struggle with building support in rural communities because it's hard...

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15 Sep’ 2023

U.A.W. Stand Up Strike Map

U.A.W. Goes on Strike Against Detroit’s Big 3 Automakers "American workers are fed up of living paycheck to paycheck while the corporate elite and billionaire class...

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13 Sep’ 2023

Jokers have taken America hostage Batman!

How does criminally indicted George Santos get to take social programs hostage while still getting paid himself? "MAGA Republicans will continue to be paid salaries during a government...

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12 Sep’ 2023

Billionaires buyout the Supreme Court: What does this mean for you?

Billionaires measure what they get in return on their investment by measuring the RETURN ON INVESTMENT or ROI. So what do you think a billionaire gets...

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11 Sep’ 2023

Another MAGA Coup Against Democracy

On the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack, American democracy is again in danger. This threat is domestic and is an even bigger threat to American...

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11 Sep’ 2023

When Politics Trumps Science: Mapping The Deadly Cost of Ignoring COVID Experts

There have been 108 million cases of COVID in America. 1,174,850 Americans have died from it (as of 9/11/2023). Why do Republicans ignore the health experts...

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8 Sep’ 2023

Exploiting Nursing Homes and Medicare: The Shocking Path to Wealth

Nursing homes are called 'the wild, wild west' without industry standards. Who profits? Who suffers? President Biden has fulfilled his promise to "protect seniors' lives" with...

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7 Sep’ 2023

Impeaching Justice: Wisconsin GOP tries to cling to its gerrymandered seats

Cheeseheads gone bad: Republican scheme to rule forever, regardless of how people vote. Wisconsin Republicans are considering nullifying the recent election of Justice Janet Protasiewicz to...

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4 Sep’ 2023

What’s Your Risk From A Natural Disaster As Republicans Push To Defund FEMA?

FEMA helps Americans prepare for and respond to disasters. Why push to defund FEMA as there are more natural disasters with Global Warming? Check your level...

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1 Sep’ 2023

How to vacation for free like a Supreme Court Justice with billionaire friends

Want to vacation in luxury on private jets and mega yachts in exotic locations for free? Use this map to see how Supreme Court Justices do...

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31 Aug’ 2023

Where will the Biden-Harris plan to cut insulin prices help the most diabetics? Check this map.

Talk is cheap. Insulin isn't. The Biden-Harris administration plans to cut the soaring price of 10 vital Medicare Part D medications including insulin through price negotiations...

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28 Aug’ 2023

Justice for Sale: Luxury trips, tax cuts for billionaires and Supreme Court Ethics in United States vs. Moore

United States v. MOORE will decide if billionaires get more tax cuts or pay their fair share of taxes. Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito have taken...

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27 Aug’ 2023

Political hate speech grooms killers

Actions speak louder than words. DeSantis condemned the racist killing three Blacks in a hate crime on the 60th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr's historic...

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26 Aug’ 2023

Follow the money behind Vivek Ramaswamy

People in glass houses, shouldn't throw stones. That goes for MAGA Republican candidates too. Ramaswamy accused other Republican Presidential candidates of being “bought and paid for”....

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25 Aug’ 2023

Visualizing Justice: Free Visual Database to Track Georgia’s RICO Indictments and Surrenders

Organized crime is meant to be confusing. That's why pros use software to analyze RICO cases. Use this free visual database from Democracy Labs to track...

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25 Aug’ 2023

How clean is the air you’re breathing? Check this map.

137 million Americans live in areas with poor air quality... Ever wonder why you're breathing more polluted air and there are devastating? How fossil fuel billionaires...

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24 Aug’ 2023

Fulton County RICO Indictees mapped with jail records, inmate numbers, and mugshots

It's hard to keep track of all the people indicted by Georgia District Attorney Fani Willis in the RICO case. To make it easier, we created...

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22 Aug’ 2023

From Protests to the Polls: Tennessee’s Rising Gun Violence Demands Political Change

The truth will set you free. John 8:32 The truth also helps understand Tennessee's gun violence epidemic. Where and when did the shootings take place? How...

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21 Aug’ 2023

Lead Cable Hazards: Telco Greed Puts Children at Risk

How did corporate greed overtake concern for children's health? Consider five recent headlines about lead poisoning, dark money lobbying, the EPA and Supreme Court. And then...

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18 Aug’ 2023

American Taliban Bans Abortion Pills

"Extremist Federalist Society Judges Restrict Critical Abortion Pill" How did we get here, when a small group of religious extremists can deny millions of women their...

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16 Aug’ 2023

VOTE to fight the REPUBLICAN WAR ON WOMEN

Texas Republicans attack Planned Parenthood with a $1.8 billion lawsuit to close Planned Parenthood clinics. Texas ranks last in the America for women's prenatal healthcare. Where...

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15 Aug’ 2023

Press PLAY To Listen To The Georgia Indictments against Trump

You're busy. Don't have time to read the Georgia indictment against Trump. Not a problem. Listen to the indictment highlights in these 11 audio summaries in...

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14 Aug’ 2023

Bankruptcy or Justice? Sackler Billionaires’ Lethal Fortune and the Oxycontin Death Toll.

"Supreme Court Pauses Opioid Settlement With Sacklers" "The Supreme Court temporarily blocked a bankruptcy deal for Purdue Pharma that would have shielded members of the billionaire...

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13 Aug’ 2023

Lost in Kansas — Freedom of Speech

Kansas police raid office of the Marion County Record newspaper and seize its computers... Wait! Doesn't such press intimidation normally happen in dictatorships? Sorry, Dorothy. This is the...

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11 Aug’ 2023

No Room for Ethics. Supreme Court Corruption Map updated Aug 10, 2023

It seems that another Supreme Court justice ethics scandal is uncovered every day... How can you keep track of them all? Who are billionaires making gifts...

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8 Aug’ 2023

Tiny Hands, Big Guns — Mapping the American tragedy of children shooting children

"six-year-old shoots teacher  at a Virginia elementary school..." "A gun manufacturer has launched a new marketing campaign for an AR-15 designed for children weeks after a  six-year-old shot...

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6 Aug’ 2023

Wheels of Controversy — Clarence Thomas and the RV Affair

"Clarence Thomas’s $267,230 R.V. and the Friend Who Financed It" - NY Times Follow the money, questionable property deals, favors and luxury trips flowing to the...

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6 Aug’ 2023

Mapping Student Fury Against Republicans Blocking Debt Relief

Tax cuts for billionaires, but no student debt relief? "More than 45 million Americans are crushed under the weight of the $1.7 trillion student debt crisis....

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5 Aug’ 2023

Murdoch Media Empire: Global Cancer On Democracy

The Wall Street Journal criticized the indictment of Trump for a failed coup attempt... Why would a once, highly regarded publication oppose an attack on American...

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4 Aug’ 2023

How To Kill A Train Safety Bill

A Train Safety Bill proposed after a toxic train crash in Ohio is quietly killed. What happened? Follow the money. "The railroad legislation, introduced in the...

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3 Aug’ 2023

Follow Trump Indictment: Interactive Multimedia Guide

Trying to keep track of the indictment charges, conspirators and fake electors? Keeping track of a plot of the coup to overthrow American democracy is hard....

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2 Aug’ 2023

Press PLAY for The Trump Indictment in Audio!

Trump indicted for conspiring to defraud the U.S., disenfranchise voters, and obstruct an official proceeding. Read the 45 page indictment here. But what if you're busy...

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1 Aug’ 2023

Racist Voter Suppression: Virginia Republican Scheme Explainer

Politicians choose their voters and suppress voters who don't support them. That's voter suppression. That's not how it's supposed to be. Voters in a democracy choose...

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31 Jul’ 2023

Defend Democracy: Vote NO on Ohio Issue 1!

An Ohio police officer releases an attack dog on a defenseless, young black man with his hands up. What does this have to do with Democracy...

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30 Jul’ 2023

How to cut people from MEDICAID with red tape

Why do Republicans make it easy to get a gun, but really hard to get healthcare through Medicaid? Millions of Americans are being cut from Medicaid...

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29 Jul’ 2023

Handy Visual Guide to Trump Lawsuits

Confused by all the lawsuits against Trump? Tracking crimes is hard, especially when they are so many. What were the alleged crimes? Who's involved? What is...

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27 Jul’ 2023

Hold MAGA Republicans accountable for denying Global Warming

"The U.S. has broken more than 2,000 high temperature records in July" The ocean water off the tip of Florida reached temperatures over 100 degrees Fahrenheit...

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27 Jul’ 2023

The Privileged Path to Prestigious Colleges — Affirmative Action for the Elite

How have the super rich rigged the system to get their kids into elite colleges and keep your kids out? Follow the money! "Leadership positions in...

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24 Jul’ 2023

Fatal Greed: Teen Workers Die as Child Labor Safety Laws Cut

Who pays the price for out-of-control corporate greed and Republicans ready to sacrifice childrens' safety for political donations? Death of 16-Year-Old at Mississippi Poultry Plant Prompts...

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23 Jul’ 2023

The Price of Denial: MAGA Republicans and the surge in COVID Deaths

Putting politics over healthcare is deadly. "Once a vaccine advocate, the Ron DeSantis lost his enthusiasm for the shot before the Delta wave sent Covid hospitalizations...

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22 Jul’ 2023

Above the Law? The Supreme Court Needs a Code of Ethics!

Justices aren't above the law. They need a code of conduct to restore American trust in their ethics. "Republicans have zero appetite for instituting a code...

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21 Jul’ 2023

Follow the money and people behind RFK Jr.

What's behind a campaign? Follow the money, people and their real agenda! RFK Jr.’s Campaign Coffer Is Getting Stuffed to the Brim by GOP Donors. Of...

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19 Jul’ 2023

Bidenomics Works For America: Check The Headlines

Bidenomics grows the economy from the middle out and the bottom up – not the top down. 13 million jobs have been created since President Biden...

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15 Jul’ 2023

Privacy Betrayed: The Disturbing Reality of Weaponized Medical Records

Healthcare is a personal decision between you and your doctor. Bad things happen when politicians weaponize your private medical records. Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch (R)...

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15 Jul’ 2023

Climate Collusion: How Fossil Fuel Donations Manipulate Republican Stance on Global Warming

Record heat alerts. Floods. Hurricanes. Wildfires surge, but Republicans still deny global warming. Why? "Coast-to-coast heat dome sends temperatures soaring, threatens all-time records. Heat alerts affect...

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14 Jul’ 2023

MAGA Republicans Launch Culture War on G.I. Jane

MAGA Republicans want women to fight and die for America, but deny them access to basic healthcare. Republicans loaded up the annual defense policy bill with...

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13 Jul’ 2023

Selling Out Our Soldiers: The Alarming Role of Defense Contractors in Tuberville’s Anti-Military Campaign

"Totally irresponsible" "President Biden denounced Republican Senator Tuberville’s blockade of hundreds of military nominations as "totally irresponsible." Military promotions are usually routinely approved by Congress, but Tuberville, of Alabama,...

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11 Jul’ 2023

From Bad to Worse: The Escalating Republican War on Women

How are Republicans waging war on women? What could come next? "DeSantis signs bill ending permanent alimony....Along with eliminating permanent alimony, the measure will set up...

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10 Jul’ 2023

Money Talks: Exposing the Secrets of Lake Okeechobee’s Toxic Algae Infestation

What's behind a Florida lake full of toxic algae? Follow the money. Start with the sugar fortune billionaires and dark money lobbying groups. See how fertilizer...

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9 Jul’ 2023

Hidden Gifts, Biased Decisions: Unmasking Billionaire Influence On Clarence Thomas

"Justice Thomas used Supreme courtroom for Horatio Alger Association ceremonies" "At Horatio Alger, Clarence Thomas moved into the inner circle, a cluster of extraordinarily wealthy, largely...

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8 Jul’ 2023

Heatwave Architects: Fossil Fuel Billionaires and Supreme Court Corruption Fuel Climate Crisis

What do record temperatures, fossil fuel billionaires and a corrupt Supreme Court have in common? Follow the money! "Earth reaches hottest day ever recorded 4 days...

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6 Jul’ 2023

Play hardball to confirm qualified judicial nominees over racist Republican obstruction

Republicans bend the rules to stack the courts with unqualified judges. It's time for Democrats to play hardball and confirm highly qualified nominees. Mitch McConnell denied...

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5 Jul’ 2023

Taking Credit Where It’s Not Due: Republicans flip flop on Infrastructure Bill

Republicans claim credit for 418 infrastructure projects they voted against. Flip flop! President Biden's Infrastructure Bill includes $1.2 trillion for transportation, utilities and pollution cleanup. Over 400 projects are underway...

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4 Jul’ 2023

Respect America’s finest who defend our freedom

Those who fight and die to protect American independence deserve better. “We’re good enough to get into institutions where we might have to die for this...

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3 Jul’ 2023

Protect your Medicaid. Update your info.

"More than 1 million people are dropped from Medicaid as states start purging their rolls" "Most got dropped for not filling out paperwork... Florida has dropped...

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3 Jul’ 2023

Follow the money behind Supreme Court decision to allow discrimination

GOP packed Supreme Court "grants businesses that choose to sell to the public a free speech right to discriminate..." Follow the money and connections behind the...

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1 Jul’ 2023

Top Freeloader Award Nominees: Take PPP Loan Forgiveness But Block Student Loan Debt Relief

The FREELOADER AWARD is given in recognition of outstanding mooching. Here are this year's nominees. The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) gave and forgave loans to 13...

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30 Jun’ 2023

Follow the money behind NO LABELS

What's really behind a campaign? Follow the money and people. "A third-party presidential ticket can’t win. All of the third party presidential candidates from the last...

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29 Jun’ 2023

SUPREME HYPOCRITE: Clarence Thomas denies others the opportunities he used to get to the Supreme Court

Thomas benefited from race-based programs before voting to deny others the same opportunities. "The Supreme Court effectively struck down affirmative action, outlawing race-conscious admissions and overturning...

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29 Jun’ 2023

How politicians make heatwaves deadlier

Abbott signed a bill that eliminates local rules mandating water breaks for construction workers. - USA Today Abbott Signs “Death Star” Act That Limits Municipalities’ Ability...

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27 Jun’ 2023

Follow the money behind Supreme Court corruption — Dateline June 27, 2023

Trying to understand a scandal? Follow the money. Two new stories about Supreme Court ethics just emerged. I've added them to this FOLLOW THE MONEY relationship...

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25 Jun’ 2023

Yellowstone train crash: Reminder to invest in infrastructure.

Bridge collapses. Train crash spills chemicals into river. "Thirty Republican senators voted against the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill turning their backs on billions that their...

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23 Jun’ 2023

American Manufacturing Is Back! (Infographic)

U.S. reports blowout job growth. Unemployment lowest since 1969. - Reuters How can this amazing news be shared in a form that's easy to understand at...

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22 Jun’ 2023

Strategic Rural Organizing

Rural communities have enormous electoral potential once organized. What criteria should be used to choose the counties with the most potential? Which counties could impact Senate,...

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21 Jun’ 2023

Supreme Court Fishy Business: Follow The Money

Hedge Fund Billionaire takes Supreme Court Justice on luxury fishing trip who later rules for billionaire getting him $2.4 billion. Who paid for the luxury fishing...

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21 Jun’ 2023

Exposing The Dark Realities of Republican Policies for Rape Victims: PODCAST

What happens to a 10-year old rape victim under Republican policies? How do you explain what this means in 30 seconds? Listen to this podcast with...

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19 Jun’ 2023

Follow Big Pharma’s Blood Money Greed That’s Price Gouging Americans

Bristol Myers Squibb files lawsuit to block President Biden's plan to lower the cost of soaring drug prices. What's behind the lawsuit? Why is Eliquis made...

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17 Jun’ 2023

How Republicans gerrymander Alabama

Alabama Republicans uses racial gerrymandering to suppress Black voters. The state also has one of the highest rates of poverty in the country. What's the connection?...

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15 Jun’ 2023

How much do DREAMERS contribute to America?

Dreamers are Americans. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program allows young people to live and work in the only country they’ve called home. Since...

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15 Jun’ 2023

What happens to mass shooting survivors?

Mass shootings take lives: Both of the killed and the survivors. Survivors are often overlooked. They're injured both physically and mentally. Many unable to work. Suffer...

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12 Jun’ 2023

Call Hate Crimes For What They Are

"Calls grow to investigate Allen shooting as a hate crime" A shooter with 'tattoos of Nazi imagery and expresses a fascination with mass shootings' murders eight...

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12 Jun’ 2023

Who pays to repair collapsed bridges? Who mooches?

Pennsylvania bridge collapses creating massive traffic jams. There are hundreds of bridges in America that need upgrades. Republicans oppose President Biden's plan to invest in infrastructure,...

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11 Jun’ 2023

FLORIDA FARMWORKER EXODUS: Mapping the MAGA Republican created crisis

Empty fields. Rotting crops. Higher food prices. What's behind the farmworker exodus from Florida? DeSantis' MAGA Republican politicizes immigration. SB 1718 impacts over 800,000 undocumented immigrants...

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10 Jun’ 2023

Ten Worst Cases Of Espionage Against America

How does the indictment against Trump compare against other espionage cases? "Trump is charged with 31 counts of violating the Espionage Act that bars willful retention of national...

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9 Jun’ 2023

Why take Classified Documents from the White House? Follow the money.

"Was Trump selling classified intel to Saudis?" "MSNBC's Claire McCaskill isn't buying the excuse that Donald Trump kept classified documents as keepsakes from his presidency and...

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7 Jun’ 2023

How is the air quality where you live? Check this map.

'New York City Air Quality Hits Worst Level on Record' - NYT "The air quality index in Syracuse surpassed 400, according to AirNow, which designates a reading...

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5 Jun’ 2023

Rape In America By The Numbers

Sexual assaults surge as Republicans ban abortions with no exceptions for rape nor incest. One in five women in the United States experienced completed or attempted...

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4 Jun’ 2023

Top Newsletters On Protecting Democracy

American democracy is at stake and it depends on each one of us to defend it. Stay informed. This infographic features some of the best newsletters...

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2 Jun’ 2023

How likely is your house to be flooded? Check this AI simulation.

How likely are you to be flooded after the Supreme Court gutted the EPA's ability to fight global warming? The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protects the...

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2 Jun’ 2023

Mapping The Brutal Crackdown On Dissent Against Cop City

"ATLANTA POLICE ARREST ORGANIZERS OF BAIL FUND FOR COP CITY PROTESTERS" - The Intercept "Heavily armed Atlanta Police Department SWAT team raided a house in Atlanta...

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31 May’ 2023

How many people got or died from COVID in your county? Check this map.

Over a million Americans have died from COVID. Hundreds more still die weekly. Which states did better? "DeSantis fired back at Trump after he argued former...

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30 May’ 2023

Another mass shooting! Who pays the price for no gun safety regulations?

Who ends up paying the price of gun lobby political donations? "6 Adults, 3 Children Injured In Shooting Near Beach In Hollywood, Florida" - HuffPo"Florida lawmakers...

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29 May’ 2023

Everglades opened to real estate developers: Follow the political donations.

"DeSantis just signed 'Sprawl Bill' 540 into law" - Everglades "Senate Bill 540 is a death knell for smart growth in Florida. It will effectively end...

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28 May’ 2023

Military Promotions Held Hostage by MAGA Culture War

"Tuberville Draws Fire For Holding Hundreds Of Military Promotions ‘Hostage’ Over Abortion" - HuffPo "Tuberville has for months refused to support about 200 promotions for military...

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28 May’ 2023

HEALTH HAZARD: Hypocrites who ban books but not guns in schools

What kills more students? Guns or books? Why is it then that dark money groups want to ban books but not guns? Are they really concerned...

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27 May’ 2023

How Harlan Crow profits from Clarence Thomas’ vote to gut the Clean Water Act

"The Supreme Court just gutted the Clean Water Act" - Washington Post "Under the court’s new view, pollution requires a permit only if it is discharged...

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26 May’ 2023

Ken Paxton IMPEACHMENT CASE MAP

"Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton faces impeachment" - Texas Tribune "Paxton, the state’s top lawyer and one of its most powerful and controversial Republicans, has faced criminal...

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25 May’ 2023

How will the Supreme Court gutting the CLEAN WATER ACT hurt you? Check this map.

"The Supreme Court Just Gutted the Clean Water Act" - Yahoo "The Supreme Court has ruled against the Environmental Protection Agency in a decision that significantly...

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24 May’ 2023

Illustrated guide to Republicans bid to rewrite Ohio’s abortion rules

"Republicans bid to rewrite Ohio’s abortion rules" - The Guardian ‘It destroys democracy’: Republicans bid to rewrite Ohio’s abortion rules.Anti-abortion legislators are trying to change the...

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22 May’ 2023

Will you be a casualty in the MAGA HOSTAGE TAKING CRISIS? Check this map.

"MAGA Republicans are engaged in reckless hostage-taking by threatening to force America into default. It’s dangerous and wrong." - President Biden "Let me be clear. I...

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21 May’ 2023

Why billionaires should get more tax cuts in MAGA created debt crisis

"Republicans have signaled that there cannot be any new tax increases as part of a budget deal" - Washington Post It's payback time for MAGA Republicans...

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20 May’ 2023

MAGA hostage taking threatens your 401K

What does the MAGA created debt crisis mean for you? “Your 401(K) is now a 201(K).” - MSN Many of the same Republicans who took the...

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19 May’ 2023

Republican Work Requirement to get Medicaid explained with AI

"The GOP’s Work-Requirement Scam" - NY Mag The Republican Party is threatening to deliberately engineer a global financial crisis unless Joe Biden slashes aid for America’s most vulnerable....

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19 May’ 2023

What’s wrong with Florida State Pensions? Follow the political donations.

"DeSantis Allows Anti-“Woke” Giveaway To Big Wall Street Donors" - The Lever "As private equity donated to groups supporting Ron DeSantis, he oversaw a billion-dollar transfer...

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17 May’ 2023

North Carolina MAP OF SHAME

"North Carolina Republicans ram through ABORTION BAN as crowds chant 'Shame! Shame! Shame!" - HuffPo "The 12-week ban and its additional restrictions concerning medication abortion are...

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16 May’ 2023

National Women’s Political Caucus Virginia: Endorsed Candidates

How do you mobilize broad support for a slate of candidates? Showcase dozens of candidates for both State House and Senate? Let voters find details on...

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14 May’ 2023

Mickey packs a punch

"DeSantis appeared to have bitten off more than he could chew..." - Guardian "At the heart of the DeSantis v Disney dispute is something much bigger...

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13 May’ 2023

Change starts with Organizing

Organizers empower the under-represented win collective political power to create change. What does an organizer do? What skills do good organizers share? How do organizers get...

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11 May’ 2023

MAGA Republicans take veterans’ benefits hostage

MAGA Republicans take veteran's benefits hostage to fund tax cuts for wealthy GOP donors. "So many House Republicans that claim to look out for veterans lined...

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10 May’ 2023

What’s the crime rate where you live? Check this map based on FBI data.

"In wake of Texas shooting, Greg Abbott points finger at Chicago, using tired GOP cliche" - USA Today After the elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas that left...

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10 May’ 2023

Watch for these sneaky tricks Republicans use to deny America’s GUN EPIDEMIC they’ve created

"Elon Musk Flirts With Conspiracy Theories About Texas Mall Shooting" - Rolling Stone Whataboutism: Abbott pointed to Chicago as proof that stringent gun laws are not...

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8 May’ 2023

Real Life American HUNGER GAMES

"Conservative campaign to strip child workplace protections." - WaPo Billionaires get richer by lobbying Republicans to relax labor laws that protect children. Desperate families forced to...

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7 May’ 2023

Follow the money blocking gun safety reforms

"Texas Mall Shooting Leaves 9 Dead" - Time "Heidi and I are praying for the families of the victims of the horrific mall shooting in Allen, Texas."...

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6 May’ 2023

Mapping the price of Republican gun fetish: 315 shooting victims in 72 hours.

"9 killed in shooting at Texas outlet mall" - ABC News Texas logged 4,613 firearms-related deaths in 2021, according to data from the Centers for Disease...

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5 May’ 2023

Lost your right to vote? Follow the money with this SUPREME COURT CORRUPTION map

Judicial activist directed fees to Clarence Thomas’s wife, urged ‘no mention of Ginni’ - Washington Post "Conservative judicial activist Leonard Leo arranged forthe wife of Supreme...

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4 May’ 2023

Struggling with student loans? Find a grand uncle on the Supreme Court with billionaire friends!

"Clarence Thomas Had a Child in Private School. Harlan Crow Paid the Tuition." - ProPublica Crow paid for private school for a relative Thomas said he...

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4 May’ 2023

MAGA Republicans force student loan borrowers to fund tax cuts for billionaires

"Student loan relief would be torpedoed by GOP debt ceiling bill" - MSN House Republicans' debt ceiling proposal would slash President Biden's student loan relief plan and undercut potential future student...

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3 May’ 2023

How will the MAGA Republican plan to DEFAULT ON AMERICA (DOA) hurt you? Check this map.

"MAGA House Republicans’ Default on America Act Would Devastate America" - WhiteHouse The extreme bill would cut veterans’ health care, jeopardize public safety, and raise costs for...

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2 May’ 2023

Follow the money behind the extremist, right wing judge who banned abortion pills

"Details about multimillion-dollar stock holding concealed in abortion pill judge’s financial disclosures" - CNN "The federal judge who issued a nationwide ruling blocking the approval of...

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1 May’ 2023

More SUPREME COURT CORRUPTION exposed: Follow the money with this relationship map

More Supreme Court scandals exposed. How Scalia Law School Became a Key Friend of the Court. George Mason University’s law school cultivated ties to justices, with...

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30 Apr’ 2023

Death is a direct result of Republican policies

Women sue Texas over abortion ban: Law endangers ‘lives of my future babies’ - The Hill Abortion pill order latest contentious ruling by Trump appointed Texas...

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29 Apr’ 2023

Follow the money behind SUPREME COURT CORRUPTION with this relationship map

"The US Supreme Court’s alleged ethics issues are worse than you probably realize." - The Guardian Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch have both been accused of...

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28 Apr’ 2023

MAGA Republicans threaten default. Who are their hostages?

MAGA Republicans take America hostage. MAGA Republicans are threatening to blow up our economy by making America default on its bills because they know they can't pass...

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27 Apr’ 2023

Republican ransom demands to not kill U.S. economy

"MAGA House Republicans are holding the American economy hostage in order to take a hatchet to programs Americans rely on every day to make ends meet."...

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24 Apr’ 2023

Where will the Republican scheme to cut veterans benefits hurt the most? Check this map.

Republicans want to cut Veteran benefits by 22%. This is how Republicans say thank you to those who served our country. - Reddit President’s Biden's Budget plan to...

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21 Apr’ 2023

Where are the 100,000 green jobs Republicans plan to cut? Check this map.

"McCarthy debt ceiling plan would kill thousands of green jobs in GOP districts" - USA Today "House Speaker Kevin McCarthy's debt ceiling plan to cut $4.5 trillion in...

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20 Apr’ 2023

Campaign planning after redistricting in Virginia goes better with Smart Maps

Political districts shuffled by redistricting? Plan your campaign better with a Smart Map. Andrea Miller is the founder of Center of Common Ground, a Coke drinker...

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19 Apr’ 2023

Republicans adopt Communist Dictator’s Playbook to harass Disney

DeSantis threatens retaliation over Disney’s attempt to thwart state takeover - CNN After being humiliated by its outgoing board, the Florida governor has hit upon another...

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18 Apr’ 2023

20 Bad Gun Laws

Black teen shot after trying to pick up brothers at wrong house - ABC7 "The Kansas City Star reported that the 16-year-old victim, identified online by family members...

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17 Apr’ 2023

How do billionaires get your food stamp and Medicaid benefits cut? Follow the money.

Iowa to spend millions kicking families off food stamps. - Washington Post Thousands of Iowa residents are expected to lose Medicaid and food stamp benefits -...

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16 Apr’ 2023

Choose your college carefully

Students Re-Think College Plans in States With Abortion Bans - U.S. News Check this map for 6,559 schools including colleges, universities, junior colleges, trade schools and...

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15 Apr’ 2023

Clarence Thomas: Follow the money, gifts, trips and house sales

Apps make it easier to follow Clarence Thomas' growing list of ethics violations. Luxury trips with billionaires. Private planes. Yacht trips. Dark money payments. Dubious real...

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12 Apr’ 2023

Harlan Crow — Clarence Thomas: Follow the money, gifts and trips.

"Clarence Thomas and Other Crow Holdings. The Supreme Court is corrupt." - Prevail Clarence Thomas’s brazen violation of ethics rules, briefly explained. By quietly accepting luxuries...

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11 Apr’ 2023

Mapping the deadly cost of playing politics with COVID health advice

"Ron DeSantis issued reckless advice to young men to avoid taking the mRNA vaccine because of an alleged heightened risk of a heart infection (myocarditis)." -...

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10 Apr’ 2023

Democracy under attack

"If the democratic system does not produce the result MAGA Republicans want, they break democracy to obtain a different result." - Robert Hubbell "As Democrats toil...

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9 Apr’ 2023

Republican racism trumps gun violence concerns

Tennessee Republicans Accused of Racism After Expelling Two Black Lawmakers - Newsweek How are Republicans so concerned about the unborn but fine with born children being...

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8 Apr’ 2023

Mapping JUDICIAL OVERREACH behind abortion pill ban

"One Texas Judge Is Not the Final Decision-Maker on Medication Abortion" - The Slate "An  amicus brief from FDA law scholars  makes clear,  Congress crafted procedures by statute  for the...

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5 Apr’ 2023

Republicans resort to ‘political lynching’ to silence demands for gun safety reforms

After mass shooting, Tennessee House moves to expel three members calling for gun control - Popular Info Holding a hand-drawn sign calling to “protect kids, not guns” and...

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4 Apr’ 2023

STOP REPUBLICAN APARTHEID

"Mississippi Legislature Passes Bill Creating Unelected Court in Jackson" - Democracy Docket "MS House Bill 1020  would allow court personnel, including judges and prosecuting attorneys, to be...

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3 Apr’ 2023

I am not a crook

I am not a crook say Republicans and claim to be above the law. Nope. Democracies don't work like that. Check your knowledge. Do you know...

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2 Apr’ 2023

Republicans DEFUND PUBLIC LIBRARIES in their culture war. Check this map to see if you’ll be hurt.

"Missouri Reps Just Voted to Completely Defund the State’s Public Libraries" - VICE "The new budget sets funds for libraries to $0. Library groups say the...

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1 Apr’ 2023

Follow the dark money behind Ginni Thomas

"Activist group led by Ginni Thomas received nearly $600,000 in anonymous donations" - Washington Post There are many interesting characters and lots of money changing hands...

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1 Apr’ 2023

Indicted Fascist’s Playbook

"The essence of authoritarianism is getting away with crime." - Ruth Ben-Ghiat "Corruption is always at the center of autocratic projects. Clouding minds with propaganda meant...

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30 Mar’ 2023

Sham excuses Republicans use to deny guns cause mass shootings

"TENNESSEE CONGRESSMAN TIM BURCHETT WINS AWARD FOR MOST F**KED-UP RESPONSE TO COVENANT SCHOOL SHOOTING" - Vanity Fair Burchett said that what had happened was “a horrible,...

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30 Mar’ 2023

Republicans take healthcare for servicewomen hostage: Map of military installations affected

Republicans threaten to deny healthcare for American servicewomen they would have die to protect the country. Tommy Tuberville Won't Promote Hundreds of Military Members Because He's...

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29 Mar’ 2023

Disabled vets disenfranchised

How do Republicans ask Americans to die for the country, but deny veterans their freedom to vote? "Wisconsin Supreme Court outlaws ballot drop boxes for elections....

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28 Mar’ 2023

Suspect behind dozens of mass shootings identified

There have been 130 mass shootings in 2023 till March 27. 193 killed. 498 injured. - Gun Violence Archive Where did these shootings occur? Who are...

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23 Mar’ 2023

They died for our freedom to read the books we want

100 year old war widow describes how her husband died fighting the Nazis to protect our freedom to read the books we want. - WPTV "I...

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21 Mar’ 2023

Walmart privatizes profits and socializes losses to exploit its workers

Walmart workers struggle to survive on food stamps and Medicaid while Republicans give more tax cuts to their billionaire Walmart donors. "Walmart relying on corporate welfare...

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19 Mar’ 2023

Mapping the latest attacks in the REPUBLICAN WAR ON WOMEN

Republican wage WAR ON WOMEN to deny their freedom to choose when and with whom to have a family. Check this map to locate the battlefront...

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17 Mar’ 2023

Who’d suffer from Republican scheme to raise Social Security and Medicare eligibility age? Check this map.

"Republicans Are Working on Making 70 the New Social Security Retirement Age" - Truth Out Republicans claim that raising the eligibility age is not a big...

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16 Mar’ 2023

Republicans kidnap justice

Trump appointee in single-judge federal district in Texas could bar nationwide access to the abortifacient mifepristone. - AP How did we get here where an ultra-right...

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15 Mar’ 2023

Where will lower prescription drug prices help the most?

Seniors are saving millions in health care costs because of President Biden’s Prescription Drug Law. "Americans pay two to three times more for prescription drugs than other countries. President Biden...

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15 Mar’ 2023

Murdoch Media Empire Culture War Machine Attacks Silicon Valley Bank

"Wall Street Journal: SVB’s board of directors “may have been distracted by diversity demands." - Time Rupert Murdoch's Fox News is being sued by Dominion Voting for...

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13 Mar’ 2023

How have billionaires rigged the system to dodge taxes but get Federal bailouts first — like when Silicon Valley Bank collapses? Follow the money.

"The failure of the Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) shows us, once again, that unrestrained greed isn’t good." - Thom Hartmann Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) Chief Pressed...

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12 Mar’ 2023

Ban Fox News streaming Russian propaganda to American military bases

Veterans Group To Pentagon: Ban Fox News On Military Bases - HuffPo "Tucker Carlson, Laura Ingraham and Sean Hannity have “open access to spread conspiracy theories...

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11 Mar’ 2023

Republicans take the ECONOMY HOSTAGE? Would you pay their ransom?

“Some of my Republican friends want to take the economy hostage,” charge Mr. Biden - NY Times "Cash will not be available to repay bond holders...

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10 Mar’ 2023

Top ten reasons why billionaires shouldn’t have to pay their fair share of taxes

President Biden proposes billionaires pay their "fair share". - MSNBC The howls of protest from Republicans to protect their wealthy donors have started. Use this infographic...

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7 Mar’ 2023

Lost your freedoms? Thank these Republicans who packed the Supreme Court with extremists.

"Republicans have hijacked the US supreme court." - The Guardian "The court’s hard-right majority has neither popular support for its agenda nor institutional legitimacy. It is...

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6 Mar’ 2023

GOP Fascist Playbook 101: Attack LGBTQ

"Transgenderism Must Be Eradicated: Michael Knowles at CPAC" - Daily Beast ‘Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it.’ - George Santanya. Understand...

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5 Mar’ 2023

Can’t get an abortion pill at Walgreens? Thank your Republican AG.

"Walgreens won’t distribute abortion pills in states where GOP AGs object." - Politico Republicans use the threat of litigation to force companies to comply with their...

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1 Mar’ 2023

Black Voters Matter organizes to oppose new racist Georgia voter suppression bill

Right now in Ware County, Georgia, the House GOP is voting to take over the Board of Elections and potentially remove all 3 Black members.  Similar actions...

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1 Mar’ 2023

Republicans cripple FCC to help FOX News

"Murdoch revealed Fox News Corporation's role as a wing of the Republican Party" - Letters from An American The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulates media firms...

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28 Feb’ 2023

Who’ll be hurt by the GOP packed Supreme Court blocking student debt relief? Check this map.

"Over half of the House GOP and nearly all Senate Republicans signed briefs urging the Supreme Court to block Biden's student-loan forgiveness." - BusinessInsider Republicans are...

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28 Feb’ 2023

How will the GOP plan to repeal ACA and slash Medicare affect you? Check this map.

Republicans are pushing to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and slash Medicare. - Briefing Room Remember that members of Congress are paid $174,000 with your tax payer...

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28 Feb’ 2023

Murdaugh Murders Map

Shocking tragedies shatter a tight-knit South Carolina community and expose the horrifying secrets of its most powerful family. - Netflix The double homicide case dominates the...

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25 Feb’ 2023

How is LAW & ORDER in your state?

Dealing with a big talker? Check their hype against the facts. "Florida governor Ron DeSantis traveled this week to New York City, Philadelphia, and Chicago to...

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24 Feb’ 2023

Why hasn’t Ohio train derailment been declared a disaster? Follow the money.

"After Norfolk Southern Support, DeWine Says No Disaster In East Palestine" - The Lever "Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s track record and rail company links raise questions...

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23 Feb’ 2023

GOP enables wage slavery of undocumented workers

"Meat industry’s use of child labor is more widespread than previously known" - Food Safety News Billion dollar corporations with million dollar CEOs using child labor!...

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23 Feb’ 2023

Ten ways Trump and Republicans gutted train safety regulations

The hypocrisy is rich. After gutting train safety regulations, Republicans now complain about accidents. We decided to take a 'look at some of the transportation safety...

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22 Feb’ 2023

Mapping the surge in school shootings as Republicans push book bans but block gun safety reforms

School children die in the Republican culture war that bans books in schools while blocking gun safety measures that could save lives. We analyzed 2,217 school...

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21 Feb’ 2023

How many Norfolk Southern accidents have involved brakes? Check this map.

Looking for the real cause behind a major accident? Follow the facts, not conspiracy theories. We decided to see how many railroad accidents have there been?...

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21 Feb’ 2023

Can’t handle the truth? Ban books. Bully teachers.

What happens when education is censored, free speech denied and history whitewashed? “The memory of fascism is keen in Europe and Europeans know that book burning...

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20 Feb’ 2023

Tax dodging for billionaires

Billionaires have rigged the system. Dodge taxes and pay Republicans to cut their taxes further! Understand the billionaires' playbook to see how they get richer by...

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19 Feb’ 2023

Harness the outrage over gun violence: Make it easy for voters to email their elected rep

Another mass shooting. Gun safety legislation blocked again ... How can organizers make it easy for voters to email their elected rep to demand support gun...

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18 Feb’ 2023

Two-faced FOX News sued for defamation by Dominion Voting Systems

"Dominion is suing Fox for defamation seeking $1.6 billion in damages ... alleging the network knowingly aired false information about its software based on competitive and...

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17 Feb’ 2023

Worst ten American ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTERS

There's a common thread between man-made environmental disasters. Greed. Follow the money to see who profits and who dies when safety standards are ignored, or weakened...

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14 Feb’ 2023

Mapping the GOP love of gun lobby: 313 people killed or injured in 72 hours before Valentine’s Day

313 people have died or been injured by gun violence in the 72 hours before Valentine's Day. "Today is Valentine’s Day but too many of us...

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14 Feb’ 2023

Mapping environmental disaster from Ohio toxic train derailment

"Ohio Train Derailment: Environmental Disaster" - Truth In Plain Sight "A 50-car pileup... 14 giant tankers that were “exposed to fire” while full of hundreds of...

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13 Feb’ 2023

Corporate lobbying is a public health hazard

Rail Companies Blocked Safety Rules Before Ohio Derailment - Lever News Norfolk Southern helped convince government officials to repeal brake rules — and corporate lobbyists watered...

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11 Feb’ 2023

DeSantis pushes for concealed firearms without permits or training. Check Florida gun violence map.

"DeSantis pushes Florida lawmakers to pass permitless carry law in 2023" - WFLA St. Petersburg police Chief Anthony Holloway, opposes permitless carry and worry that more...

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10 Feb’ 2023

Judge shopping to deny access to abortion pills

"Trump judge’s ruling could ban abortion pill across the US." - Guardian "Far-right groups have asked to reverse the FDA’s approval of mifepristone, which has been...

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4 Feb’ 2023

Republican death sentence

Over half of Mississippi’s rural hospitals are at risk of closing - PBS "Over half of Mississippi’s rural hospitals are at risk of closing immediately or...

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31 Jan’ 2023

Follow the money corrupting American politics with these free apps

Why do Republicans keep cutting taxes for billionaires while slashing services for other Americans? Follow the money! The Republican stacked Supreme Court has made it hard...

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23 Jan’ 2023

Mapping the mass shootings till Jan 23, 2023 and the Senators blocking a ban on assault weapons

Ten people were killed and another ten injured in a mass shooting in Monterey Park CA. - NBC It’s the 37th mass shooting this year. We’re 23 days...

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22 Jan’ 2023

How to keep 6,969 politicians in your pocket

Hold the politicians your tax dollars pay for accountable for their votes. Call them when you disagree. They work for you. This map has details on...

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21 Jan’ 2023

Google helps Republicans prosecute women who have abortions: How to protect your privacy and fight back!

How does Google help Republicans prosecute women who have abortions? What can you do to push back? Websites Selling Abortion Pills Are Sharing Sensitive Data With...

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12 Jan’ 2023

How do billionaires get the laws they want while screwing their workers? Follow the money.

How do billionaires get to deny their workers a living wage and health benefits while preventing them from organizing or striking? Elon Musk failed to give...

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3 Jan’ 2023

How To Win Friends And Influence Supreme Court Justices

Lonely? Powerless? Read the updated version of "How To Win Friends and Influence People" for a Republican packed Supreme Court. Mingle with judges appointed for life...

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2 Jan’ 2023

Enhance your video with an AI generated talking head. It’s fast, easy and affordable.

Talking-head videos engage more viewers. How can groups with small budgets, few technical skills and tight deadlines create videos with talking heads? DemLabs volunteers created two...

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2 Jan’ 2023

Voter suppression through racist prison policies

Republican's racist prison policies prevent even those not convicted of a crime from voting. Illinois conservatives are fighting to keep CASH BAIL, a policy that frees...

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25 Dec’ 2022

Rigged bail bond system frees crypto billionaire but remands the poor to jail

A rigged bail industry releases crypto billionaire, but jails a black 82 year old grandmother for an unpaid $77 trash bill. What's behind a system that...

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20 Dec’ 2022

Can you trust Musk with your personal movement (Tesla) and private messages (Twitter) data?

A right wing billionaire with Saudi investors who knows where you went and what you said to whom? Can you trust Musk with your personal data?...

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17 Dec’ 2022

Respect the will of the people when they vote for Ballot Measures to curb mass shootings

Oregon voters pass a Ballot Measure 114 to reduce mass shootings. The gun lobby loses, but gets Measure 114 blocked by judge in a small rural...

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14 Dec’ 2022

Who texted Meadows to overturn the 2020 election? Check this map.

"Mark Meadows Exchanged Texts With 34 Members Of Congress About Plans To Overturn The 2020 Election" - Talking Points Memo So many Republicans scheming and texting...

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11 Dec’ 2022

FTX crypto exchange collapse: Follow the money

FTX went into meltdown after being hit with $5 billion in withdrawal requests." - News Cryptocurrency exchange FTX filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Nov. 11, 2022. The company’s valuation plunged from $32...

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8 Dec’ 2022

MISSING: Supreme Court Code of Ethics

Supreme Court Faces Increasing Scrutiny From Congress - NY Times Congressional Democrats are intensifying their critical focus on the Supreme Court in the wake of accusations...

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21 Nov’ 2022

How did evangelists infiltrate the Supreme Court to overturn Roe?

How did a handful of evangelists and wealthy donors get Roe overturned? Follow the money. Former Anti-Abortion Leader Alleges Another Supreme Court Breach. "Years before the...

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15 Nov’ 2022

Home Depot billionaire blocks President Biden’s student debt relief plan

91 year old Home Depot billionaire gets tax cuts for himself but blocks Student Debt Relief. How? Follow the money. Follow the money Share this PowerMap...

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12 Nov’ 2022

How do election recount rules apply to close races?

A few close midterm races will determine which party will control Congress. What rules apply? When does a recount take place? Who requests it? Who pays...

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8 Nov’ 2022

Mapping Republican attempts to trash votes. Count every vote!

"Republicans are engaged in an aggressive effort to invalidate ballots in key states from legal voters." We mapped just a few of the dozens of lawsuits...

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28 Oct’ 2022

Gig workers deserve better

Why do gig workers struggle while their billionaire bosses get richer? Follow the money and political donations behind the exploitation. Keith Ellison and DC sue Target-owned...

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27 Oct’ 2022

Nine ballot measures that could change your life

Ballot measures are direct democracy. You vote on key issues that could change your life like these ballot measures. Voter will decide on 140 certified statewide ballot measures from...

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23 Oct’ 2022

Map of where you can vote to STOP PRISON LABOR SLAVERY

Did you know that slavery is still legal in America? Some states can imprison you, force you to work for slave wages and take away your...

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22 Oct’ 2022

Fox News character assassination playbook

How do the Murdochs manipulate public opinion with FOX to push their political agenda and get richer? Understand how billionaires manipulate the public through their media...

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14 Oct’ 2022

Democracy is on the ballot North Carolina

STOP the North Carolina Republican’s brazen power grab. A fringe legal ploy being pushed by extreme politicians, the so-called “independent state legislature theory”. It has never been accepted by...

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8 Oct’ 2022

Who’s blocking marijuana legalization? Follow the money.

President Biden issues pardons and takes first steps to decriminalize marijuana. Biden pardoned thousands of people with federal convictions of marijuana possession and encouraged governors to take...

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7 Oct’ 2022

Facebook’s algorithm monetizes misery

"British Ruling Pins Blame on Social Media for Teenager’s Suicide" - NYT An inquest ruled that harmful online content contributed to the 14-year-old’s death. Ian Russell...

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6 Oct’ 2022

American Dream Killers — Asesinos del Sueño Americano

Republican appointed Fifth Circuit judges side with Republican AGs lawsuit that threatens to deport millions of DACA - Dreamers. - Americas Voice Supreme Justices Silently Back...

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5 Oct’ 2022

How Alabama Republicans rig voting maps to cling to office

Want to make sure can't get voted out of office? Rig voting district maps to make your critics' votes powerless. See how Alabama Republicans gerrymander so...

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3 Oct’ 2022

Supreme Court Conflicts Of Interest: Follow the Money

Six unelected officials with hidden conflicts of interest and beholden to billionaires should not be able to strip Americans of their freedoms. Who funded the campaigns...

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24 Sep’ 2022

Arizona Republicans pass strict ABORTION BAN taking state back to 1864

Arizona judge upholds century-old abortion ban that could sentence abortion providers to prison. - ABC Republican appointed Arizona judge approves return to 19th century near-total ban...

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23 Sep’ 2022

Follow the money and operatives behind DeSantis’ MIGRANT RELOCATION SCANDAL

The scandal around DeSantis scheme to relocate migrants widens. Follow the money and operatives. More interesting characters, donors and political operatives emerge with connections to the...

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21 Sep’ 2022

Merrick Garland on protecting THE RULE OF LAW

The Rule of Law applies to all Americans: Former presidents demanding special treatment and politicians illegally exploiting migrants. "The Rule of Law means that the law...

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11 Sep’ 2022

Trump lawsuit tracker

So Many Trump Scandals, So Little Time - New Yorker With so many lawsuits against Trump underway, it's hard to keep track of them all. Use...

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24 Aug’ 2022

Pack the Supreme Court and get a tax deduction!

How do tax dodging billionaires get to write the laws for tax paying Americans? Follow the dark money. Barre Seid, an electronics mogul, made a $...

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16 Aug’ 2022

The party of Law and Order is LAWLESS and DISORDERLY

Defund the FBI! Attack law enforcement officials. What happened to the party claiming to be for Law and Order? Republicans used to be the party of...

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12 Aug’ 2022

Facebook gets teen prosecuted for abortion

Facebook Turned Over Messages in Disturbing Abortion Case Against Teen and Mom. - Daily Beast How does Facebook make billions from selling information on its users...

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17 Jul’ 2022

Republicans deregulate nursing homes to pay back their donors. Sorry grandma.

"Florida’s Republican politicians are shielding their campaign donors from liability while chipping away at safety standards for elderly residents." - Read Sludge Where are these nursing...

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13 Jul’ 2022

Whistleblowers needed

"Former Twitter Employee's Testimony Is an Urgent Call for Social-Media Platforms to 'Fix the Feed'" - Common Dreams Whistleblowers expose illegal and unethical activity from the...

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8 Jul’ 2022

Supreme Political Payback

Trying to make sense of events? Trace the history of the decision makers and see how they got their positions. Jan 6th attack 2021 attack on...

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28 Jun’ 2022

How Google Exploits Women Searching for Abortion Info

Google makes billions collecting info on people and selling that data to advertisers. With Roe v Wade being overturned and abortions being criminalized in many states,...

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23 Jun’ 2022

Mapping Trump’s Fake Elector Probe

84 people signed bogus documents claiming that Donald Trump won the 2020 election. Who are they? How do you put a face to a name and...

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12 Jun’ 2022

Do you want Murdoch to pick the next President?

Rupert Murdoch's papers and TV channels have a record of political character assassinations and scandals across the globe. Murdoch's NEWS CORP has been called a cancer...

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7 Jun’ 2022

Follow the dark money behind the Jan 6th criminal conspiracy

Who organized the rally on Jan 6th, 2021? Who funded them and the robocalls to boost attendance? How does dark money flow from billionaires to groups...

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20 May’ 2022

Restaurant workers deserve ONE FAIR WAGE — not slave era exploitation

Many restaurant workers earn just $2.13/hour! Is it any surprise that thousands are quitting? How does this legacy of slavery survive? How do restaurant owners lobby...

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18 May’ 2022

Insider’s guide to the Supreme Court in pictures

The Supreme Court was an honorable institution, till Republicans politicized it into a joke. Cartoons are now the best way to explain how it works. How...

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16 Apr’ 2022

Billionaire Tax Dodger Awards

Billionaires dodge taxes through loopholes, political donations and a supporting cast of politicians and judges. The Billionaire Tax Dodger Awards recognize unchecked greed. Exploit workers -...

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31 Mar’ 2022

Supreme Couple Isn’t Above The Law

What did Clarence Thomas know about his wife’s Jan. 6 plotting when he ruled to block the release of White House documents? HuffPost Thomas has defended...

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28 Mar’ 2022

SHADOW DOCKET: Republican packed Supreme Court quietly steals your rights.

Important decisions about Americans' right to vote and control over their own bodies demands discussion and transparency. Not the Shadow Docket. "The conservative justices are scrapping...

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25 Mar’ 2022

Mapping Ginni Thomas’ attempt to overturn election results

"Ginni Thomas Pressed Trump’s Chief of Staff to Overturn 2020 Vote, Texts Show" - NY Times “The consequences of what she’s done is that I don’t...

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5 Mar’ 2022

Russian oligarchs manipulate American politics, media and elections

How do Russian oligarchs manipulate American politics and media to threaten democracy? Follow the money. What would inspire a former president to praise a Russian invasion...

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9 Feb’ 2022

Supreme Court approves Alabama Republican racially gerrymandered maps. See how such crooked maps are drawn.

No taxation without representation. Republicans propose to tax all Alabamians, but deny Black voters fair representation. How did that work out for the British? The U.S....

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8 Feb’ 2022

Trump — McConnell judges cut voting rights

Trump - McConnell judges push voter suppression and laws that benefit the rich. Follow the money stacking the courts with conservative, activist judges. The U.S. Supreme...

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3 Feb’ 2022

Mapping the Trump-Endorsed 2022 Candidates

Trump endorses Republican candidates in 2022 ready to overturn election results to prove their loyalty to him. "Kari Lake, Trump's pick for Arizona governor, said the...

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31 Jan’ 2022

Supreme hypocrisy: Republicans pack the courts for billionaires to control our lives

Republicans pack the courts with the help of dark money groups for billionaires to control our lives. Elections have consequences. They determine the politicians who appoint...

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29 Jan’ 2022

Jan 6 Committee subpoenas fake Trump electors: Mapping the conspirators.

As the Jan 6 committee uncovers more details on the conspirators and fake electors, a network map helps keep track of the investigation. This map has...

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23 Jan’ 2022

Follow the dark money behind judges endangering public safety

How can some judges be so concerned about the lives of the unborn, but care so little about the thousands of Americans dying every day from...

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21 Jan’ 2022

Jan 6 Insurrection Map expands with new information

The Jan 6 Committee has issued more indictments and is questioning more people as the investigation expands. The relationship map has been expanded to include this...

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16 Jan’ 2022

Jan 6 Insurrection map of the people and money behind the plot to overthrow an election

Follow the money to trace who did what in the Jan 6th insurrection and how they were funded. Get the big picture as the evidence and...

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11 Jan’ 2022

Whistleblowers expose wrongdoing

The Signals Network helps whistleblowers who speak out against corporate and government wrongdoing. A whistleblower exposes activity that is illegal, immoral, illicit, unsafe, fraud, or abuse of taxpayer funds....

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10 Jan’ 2022

Defund the Jan 6th insurrection profiteers

How do you make money promoting a violent insurrection? Advertising. Conspiracies and disinformation thrive online. Who are the worst culprits? Who funds them? What can be...

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25 Dec’ 2021

Jan 6 Investigation Roadmap

Confused by the large number of people involved in the Jan 6th insurrection? Who has been charged by the Jan 6 Commission? Who's cooperating with the...

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16 Dec’ 2021

Lawsuits punish domestic terrorists and conspiracists

How can domestic terrorists and conspiracists be made to pay for the harm they cause? Law suits that claim damages. This blog shares groups fighting violence...

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11 Dec’ 2021

Follow the dark money funding ELECTION SABOTAGE

Election sabotage isn't cheap. Follow the dark money funding media outlets spreading disinformation and corporate politicians willing to sabotage elections for their billionaire donors. The scheme...

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29 Nov’ 2021

Record police encounters automatically with your iPhone and Siri Shortcuts

Videos of Philando Castille, Daunte Wright and George Floyd's deaths raised public awareness of police encounters and demands for justice. Imagine you're suddenly pulled over and...

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26 Nov’ 2021

Want colorblind justice? Vote for fair Local Prosecutors.

Jackie Johnson, the former prosecutor charged with misconduct in handling the Ahmaud Arbery case. "Johnson was Brunswick District Attorney when three white men chased and fatally...

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14 Nov’ 2021

Cause of death? Killed by police.

"Black people are three time more likely to be killed by police. Most police killings begin with traffic stops and non-violent offenses and where no crime...

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25 Oct’ 2021

Jan 6th Capitol riot ring leaders conspire at Willard hotel

Follow the connections between the ringleaders meeting at the Willard hotel ahead of Jan 6 in an effort to overturn election results and the current Republican...

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2 Oct’ 2021

Ten Supreme Court SHADOW DOCKET decisions made in the dark of the night that changed America

"The Supreme Court increasingly relies on the shadow docket to make decisions often in a dramatically accelerated fashion, without providing signed opinions or detailed explanations. Decisions...

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28 Sep’ 2021

TARJIMLY connects volunteer translators with nonprofits

The free Tarjimly app connects nonprofits with bi-lingual volunteers to overcome language barriers. Tarjimly was founded in 2017 to improve the lives of refugees and the...

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27 Sep’ 2021

Facebook buys Zuckerberg a $5 billion GET OUT OF JAIL FREE card

"A lawsuit accuses Facebook’s board of overpaying the Federal Trade Commission billions of dollars in exchange for not personally suing CEO Mark Zuckerberg over the 2018 Cambridge...

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22 Sep’ 2021

WE THE ACTION connects volunteer lawyers with nonprofits

Lawyers have a unique ability to defend our nation’s values, protect our institutions, and help people facing some of their darkest moments. How do lawyers find...

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13 Jul’ 2021

Why isn’t cannabis legalized?

You can be arrested for possessing even a small amount of marijuana in many states. Imprisoned. Forced to work for slave labor and denied your right...

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22 Jun’ 2021

Not In Our Town helps communities reduce hate crimes and racism

Hate crimes and racism are inflamed by political polarization and social media. Strong communities with traditional American values of inclusion and civil discourse counteract these dark...

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10 Jun’ 2021

Lawyers, cartoonists and musicians fight for democracy with their special superpowers

From each according to his ability... In the fight to protect American democracy, different groups give as only they can. Here are three wonderful groups to...

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