Super PACS that get nearly all of their money from one donor quadrupled their share of overall fund-raising in 2014. Image: Texas Senator Ted Cruz's bid for the Republican presidential nomination will get help from four super PACs, each controlled by a single donor or donor family. (Photo of Cruz speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Confe […]
Tobacco giants Reynolds American and Altria are suing the federal government over regulation of color-coded cigarette packing, arguing that it impinges on the corporations' free-speech rights. Image: Big Tobacco is suing the federal government over regulation of color-coded cigarette packaging. (Image via Dirt Diggers Digest.) Appreciate this post? Ple […]
The Welcoming America movement, which has its roots in the South, is being hailed by a White House task force as a model approach for helping communities be more proactive in addressing immigration. Image: President Obama spoke at an immigration town hall last December in Nashville, Tennessee, where a movement to welcome new Americans got its start. (Image […]
Companies spent millions in lobbying on immigration issues that led to a spike in incarceration levels and, in turn, boosted corporate profits. Image: A new report by Grassroots Leadership, a group advocating for the abolition of private prisons, documents how private-prison industry lobbying is driving up immigrant incarceration rates. Appreciate this post […]
While major corporations like Walmart and McDonald's have recently taken steps to boost some workers' pay, tens of thousands took to the streets this week calling for a real livable wage. In what organizers have said was the largest demonstration yet, fast-food workers, child care providers, adjunct university faculty and others rose up in the Figh […]
In a piece headlined, "The First Great Debate: Amy Goodman Opens The Window," Esquire magazine has highlighted our recent debate on Hillary Clinton's candidacy. Charles Pierce writes : "The ever-invaluable Amy Goodman did us all an inestimable service by marking the launch of Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign, not with s […]
Listen to our extended interview with Khalifah al-Akili, a Muslim American from Pittsburgh area who was arrested just days after he emailed civil rights groups to say he believed he was the target of an FBI "entrapment" sting. His story is told in the new film "(T) ERROR ." He is now serving eight years in federal prison for illegally pos […]
In part two of our interview with Steve Downs, executive director of the National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms, he details his work on one of the most baffling cases in the so-called war on terror, the story of Aafia Siddiqui. In Pakistan, she is considered a political prisoner, but in the United States she is known as "Lady al Qaeda." She i […]
A mailman from Florida landed a tiny personal aircraft known as a gyrocopter on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol Wednesday in a protest to demand campaign finance reform. Doug Hughes was carrying letters to every member of Congress calling for them to address corruption. He flew about an hour from Maryland into restricted airspace and onto the Capitol’s West Law […]
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Episodes 254: BOOM! We have a fantastic show for you this week! Coach recaps the NCAA Men’s & Women’s Final Four from the bad -- Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan’s reaction and the game management of South Carolina’s head coach, Dawn Staley -- to the good -- UConn’s Moriah Jefferson and Duke’s Tyus Jones. Dave dissects the unfiltered opinions of Charles Bark […]
Episode 253: BOOM! We have a great show for you this week! Dave opens it up with his response to Coach about what kind of punishment Ray McDonald, Jameis Winston and any player who commits an act of domestic violence should bear. Coach then gives his thumbs up and thumbs down for the NCAA Tournament so far. Finally, Ruth Conniff, Editor of The Progressive Ma […]
Episode 252: BOOM! Dave, Mark and Coach dissect why Mark is still a fan of the NFL, but no longer his beloved Chicago Bears with the signing of Ray McDonald. Author, lawyer and basketball commentator Richard Kent previews the Sweet 16 and tells you which remaining teams could take down Kentucky in the men’s bracket or UConn in the women’s tournament. Andy Sc […]
Episode 251: BOOM! We have a great show for you this week. Ahead of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, get the Final Four picks from Dave, Coach, Mark, and D.C. Dan. In the wake of Chris Borland’s shocking retirement, Dave Meggyesy, former NFL player and author of Out of Their League, discusses the advice he offered to Borland and the potential impact tha […]
House ethics rules bar lawmakers from accepting travel and related expenses from registered lobbyists. The House Majority Leader has said that his expenses on a 2000 trip were paid by a nonprofit organization, and that the financial arrangements for it were proper.
Five months after President Bush launched his drive to overhaul Social Security, the difficult, if not impossible, task of drafting legislation begins Tuesday when the Senate Finance Committee holds the first hearing on options to secure Social Security's future.
Years ago, the federal government spent $117 million on an experimental "clean coal" power plant in Alaska designed to generate electricity with a minimum of air pollution -- but the project never got up and running.