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Open Secrets

  • Billionaires spent big following Citizens United — expect them to spend more in 2020 January 21, 2020
    Billionaires spent unprecedented amounts of money influencing elections over the last decade. They might spend more in 2020. The post Billionaires spent big following Citizens United — expect them to spend more in 2020 appeared first on OpenSecrets News.
    Karl Evers-Hillstrom and Brian Johnson
  • Sanders donors less likely to give to other candidates, but when they do, it’s Warren January 16, 2020
    Sen. Bernie Sanders has a loyal base of donors who are the least likely to contribute to other Democratic presidential candidates. But when they do stray, Sanders supporters choose Sen. Elizabeth Warren. The post Sanders donors less likely to give to other candidates, but when they do, it’s Warren appeared first on OpenSecrets News.
    Karl Evers-Hillstrom and Tatyana Monnay
  • Will donors to Cory Booker move to other 2020 Democrats? January 14, 2020
    As Cory Booker shares thousands of donors with several presidential candidates, it's tough to say who will benefit from his departure. The post Will donors to Cory Booker move to other 2020 Democrats? appeared first on OpenSecrets News.
    Karl Evers-Hillstrom
  • Tom Steyer joins Democratic debate thanks to multi-million dollar ad spending January 14, 2020
    Tom Steyer has outspent his nearest rivals on ads by more than $10 million in S.C. and Nev., which has increased his standing in the polls in those states high enough to meet the qualifications for the January Democratic primary debate on Tuesday night. The post Tom Steyer joins Democratic debate thanks to multi-million dollar ad spending appeared first on O […]
    Brian Johnson
  • Everything you need to know about Citizens United on its 10th anniversary January 14, 2020
    Ten years after the Supreme Court’s historic decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, OpenSecrets is taking a look at the dramatic ways America’s campaign finance system has changed in the decade since. The post Everything you need to know about Citizens United on its 10th anniversary appeared first on OpenSecrets News.
    OpenSecrets.org

 

ACLU

  • The National Archives Doctored A Women’s March Photo Critical of Trump. We’re Demanding Answers. January 22, 2020
    “God hates Trump.”  “If my vagina could shoot bullets, it’d be less REGULATED.”  “Trump & GOP – Hands Off.” “This pussy grabs back.” Last week, the Washington Post revealed that the National Archives — the government body charged with documenting and preserving records — had doctored four protest signs in a photograph of the 2017 Women’s March. The photo […]
    Louise Melling
  • 47 Years Later, We’re Fighting to Make Roe a Reality Everywhere January 22, 2020
    Today we commemorate the 47th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court case that recognized a constitutional right to abortion. In the nearly five decades since, the decision has weathered numerous storms and faced plenty of erosion, leaving too many without meaningful access to abortion care. But 2020 could be its most consequential year yet. […]
    Jessica Arons
  • CBP Deported an Iranian Student With Valid Visa, Defying Court Order January 21, 2020
    Last night, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) deported an Iranian student with a valid visa, despite a federal court order prohibiting his removal. Shahab Dehghani arrived at Boston Logan Airport on Sunday, January 19 to study at Northeastern University, where he was enrolled. Customs officials detained him and questioned him for hours, abruptly revok […]
    Carol Rose
  • “Fight of the Century” Looks at 100 Years of Landmark ACLU Cases January 21, 2020
    Liberty and equality are everywhere under attack. And that’s why the work of the American Civil Liberties Union feels more precious to us than ever before. The ACLU lawyers and staff are the brave souls who suit up, blast off, and do what they can to divert and repel all those incoming meteors, or blow them right out of the sky. We admire them. We admire the […]
    Ayelet Waldman
  • The Supreme Court Takes Up the Issue of Birth Control Coverage – Again January 17, 2020
    The Supreme Court just announced that it will hear yet another case about the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) birth control coverage requirement. If you are experiencing déjà vu, you are not alone. Court battles over the birth control coverage requirement have been raging for almost a decade. How did we get here? 2012: The Birth Control Benefit is Established Co […]
    Brigitte Amiri

 

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