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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White Today the House Administration Committee heard testimony on the Democracy is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections, or DISCLOSE Act (HR. 5175). As the legislation was written in response to the changes made to campaign finance as a result of the Supreme Court ruling on the Citizens [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White The leading Republican candidate to represent Nevada in the U.S. Senate, Sue Lowden, is getting a lot of press for the ridiculous alternative she’s presented to her Democratic opponent’s “government-run” healthcare, widely panned as “Chickens for Checkups.” But a closer look at her suggestion reveals more than just short-sighted [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White When the Citizens United case came down, the immediate conservative response was that this was good for free speech and that it wouldn’t really have much of an effect upon the American political landscape anyway. The Committee for Truth in Politics has just single-handedly defeated that already flimsy argument. [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White As Democrats scramble to assemble a slate of legislative and constitutional fixes to counter the effects of the Supreme Court decision, conservatives suggest Congress allow even more money to flow into campaigns. With the president’s budget proposal and “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” occupying the time of C-SPAN crews in [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White When Robert Weissman, president of the advocacy organization Public Citizen, told reporters last Thursday that “today is a day to shed a tear for our democracy,” hyperbole was not on my mind. There has been a broad range of reactions to last week’s radical Supreme Court decision to allow [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White The very first case to come before newly-minted Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor might make the astronomic amounts of money spent on the 2008 presidential election campaign look like pocket lint. Worse, corporate influence on elections could grow exponentially, with virtually every constitutional check on its expansion eliminated. Ostensibly, [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White One would think that the very last question on Afghans’ minds on this historic first of an election would be, “What’s the point?” Or that the American people — who have given up so many of their best and brightest to help this troubled country be able to run [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT by Meg White In case you were wondering, Sen. Roland Burris has been working hard for the people of Illinois. Or so he would have us believe. Burris spent the weekend crowing about his accomplishments in Chicago. On Saturday, he told one congregation about how he voted for the president’s stimulus [...]

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BE ELECTED by Meg White Sarah Palin may not be in the White House, but don’t rejoice too quickly. Minnesota’s Sixth Congressional District has their own mini-Palin: Michele “Mad Woman” Bachmann, and most Americans may be shocked to find out that she’s just been elected to her second term in Congress by two percentage points. [...]