Michigan's New Dem Governor Is Already Flooding Her Administration With Corporate Interests

Democrat Gretchen Whitmer beat Republican Bill Schuette last week in the Michigan gubernatorial election. Whitmer won the Democratic primary in August against two major rivals: Shri Thanedar, a fake progressive grifter, and Abdul El-Sayed, who campaigned on a Bernie Sanders-style platform, backing a public option for…

NBC Realizes That Trump Immigration Ad Is Super Racist Only After Airing It During Primetime

If you are at all familiar with the racist immigration-themed ad that President Trump’s campaign released last week, you are probably aware that it is extremely racist. The video, which Trump himself tweeted out last week, was covered by CNN and other sites, including Splinter. CNN also refused to run the ad on its…

Democrats Who Swore Off Corporate Campaign Donations Are Still Getting a Boost From Big Money

The 2018 midterms have seen a huge number of Democrats pledge not to take money from corporate PACs. It’s a sign of the times: The Bernie Sanders-style rejection of money in politics is taking root among Democrats in a year when insurgent candidates from all walks of life are running, including a record number of women

The Worst Industries Are Using Front Groups to Buy Influence on Facebook, and It’s All Legal

A ProPublica story out today details how a dozen ad campaigns on Facebook appear to have concealed their true sponsors, with several being sponsored by front groups for oil interests. A front group tied to American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers, itself a trade association for companies like ExxonMobil and BP, ran…

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