Tag Archives: Donations

Why does Donald Trump keep lying about not taking donations? (VIDEO)

After Saturday night’s CBS Republican Presidential Debate in South Carolina, Donald Trump appeared on Fox News to discuss his performance. During his interview, he repeated a popular refrain from his stump speeches, namely that he takes no donations and self-funds his campaign. Here’s the video of the claim: It would be a noble stand to take, if it were true. ... Read More »

#GivingTuesday & the ‘Me Second’ Generation

We have entered the season of #GivingTuesday. Thanksgiving, a holiday meant to remind us to be thankful, is over and we are now officially in the Christmas countdown. Much like the over-commercialization of December, Millennials often find themselves unfairly categorized this time of year. Let’s not forget, despite all the deals and discounts during #BlackFriday and #CyberMonday, many of those purchases ... Read More »

White House ‘Disappointed’ by Donor Limits Ruling

The White House on Wednesday criticized a Supreme Court decisionthat struck down overall limits on political contributions from individuals.

“We are, in fact, disappointed by the decision that was announced today,” said White House deputy press secretary Josh Earnest to reporters aboard Air Force One en route to Michigan with the president.

He cited the dissent from Justice Stephen Breyer, who said the ruling “eviscerates” the nation'scampaign finance laws...

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Reality Check: ‘Evil’ Koch Bros are only the 59th biggest donors in American politics. Can you guess who’s number one?

So who occupies the 58 spots ahead of the Evil Koch Bros? Six of the top 10 are ... wait for it ... unions. They gave more than $278 million, with most of it going to Democrats.

These are familiar names: AFSCME ($60.6 million), NEA ($53.5 million), IBEW ($44.4 million), UAW ($41.6 million), Carpenters & Joiners ($39.2 million) and SEIU ($38.3 million).

 

In other words, the six biggest union donors in American politics gave 15 times more to mostly Democrats than the Evil Koch Bros.

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