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Who are the biggest Dark Money Spenders?

A preview of the detailed history of Dark Money Spending.

Timeline: Important Campaign Finance Milestones
1976: Buckley v. Valeo - Supreme Court decision that allowed unlimited campaign expenditures by individuals.

Before 2007: Much of the outside spending consisted of communications to members with a little express advocacy, known as "independent expenditures," such as radio or TV ads.

2007: FEC v. Wisconsin Right to Life Supreme Court decision ruled that issue ads can be aired in the months leading up to an election.

2008 Election Cycle: There was an explosion in electioneering communications, which are issue ads made within certain pre-election and pre-convention time periods.

2010: Citizens United v. FEC Supreme Court decision loosened restrictions on corporate spending and made it possible for Dark Money groups to ramp up their independent expenditures.


Us vs. them: Trump aiming to use impeachment to rev up base

Source: AP

Using stark “us vs. them” language, President Donald Trump and his reelection campaign have begun framing his impeachment not as a judgment on his conduct but as a referendum on how Democrats regard him and his supporters.

Read more: https://apnews.com/1221d4b055c568daa639663783ffd258

I would have to ask myself when he says "us vs. them" ...... Does he mean Putin and him vs. the American People and our Constitution?

Trump touts Putin speaking out against his impeachment.

“A total Witch Hunt!” the president tweeted at 10:30 p.m., as he shared a 36-hour-old Associated Press tweet that read: “BREAKING: Russian President Vladimir Putin says U.S. President Donald Trump’s impeachment is far-fetched and predicts the U.S. Senate will reject it.”


Why is it that Trump finds Putin to be one of his first lines of defense. Always!

Top Trump adviser: Republicans have 'always' relied on voter suppression

One of Donald Trump’s top re-election advisers told influential Republicans in swing-state Wisconsin that the party has “traditionally” relied on voter suppression to compete in battleground states, according to an audio recording of a private event. The adviser said later that his remarks referred to frequent and false accusations that Republicans employ such tactics.


As a Wisconsin resident, I hope the day will come when we find the smoking gun of voter suppression in Wisconsin.

Although the smell of gun powered is always in the air around election time.

And no, according to the experts it is not cordite. Your new fact for the day.

There is no Cordite whatsoever in modern ammunition.
With modern ammo, you can smell the pungent Nitroglycerin after firing.
The modern powder is basically sawdust soaked in nitro coated with graphite.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's distorted letter to Dems and history

On matters central to the case against him, to his legacy and to his ego, Trump got much wrong. He did not win the presidency in a “landslide.” He did not reinvent the Veterans Affairs Department. The Democrats did not shut him out of their impeachment process, but rather invited him in. His job-creation numbers are refuted by his own administration. And much more.

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