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Big Tech Lobbying Gutted a Bill That Would Ban Recording You Without Consent
The Illinois Keep Internet Devices Safe Act would have empowered average people to sue big companies for recording them without consent, but industry association lobbying defanged it.
corruptedPolitics  surveillanceState  corporateIndemnity  userIsTheProduct 
11 days ago by joeybaker
North Carolina GOP chair indicted on bribery charges
A federal grand jury indicted the chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party and three others on bribery charges Tuesday, law enforcement officials announced.
corruption  corruptedPolitics  endOfTheGOP 
22 days ago by joeybaker
McConnell blocks resolution calling for Mueller report to be released publicly
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday blocked a resolution calling for special counsel Robert Mueller’s report to be released publicly.
trumpAristocracy  trumpAuthoritarianism  oligarchy  corruptedPolitics  governmentOverreach  governmentImpotence 
29 days ago by joeybaker
Bill That Would Restore Net Neutrality Moves Forward Despite Telecom’s Best Efforts to Kill it
Last minute attempts to weaken the proposal failed as bill now moves toward a showdown in the House and Senate.
netNeutrality  governmentIncompetence  corruptedPolitics  win  ISP  corporateIndemnity 
29 days ago by joeybaker
Wisconsin Dem governor removes 82 Scott Walker appointees added during lame-duck session
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers (D) on Friday removed 82 appointments made by his predecessor, Gov. Scott Walker (R), during last year’s lame-duck legislative session.
corruptedPolitics 
4 weeks ago by joeybaker
Washington Senate passes bill that would keep Trump off 2020 ballot unless he releases tax returns
Washington’s state Senate passed a bill this week that would drop President Trump from the state’s 2020 presidential ballot until he releases his tax returns.
localizedGovernment  win  corruptedPolitics 
5 weeks ago by joeybaker
Cruz Fined $35K by FEC for Keeping Voters in the Dark About Over $1 Million in Loans
The Federal Election Commission (FEC) fined Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) $35,000 for failing to adequately disclose loans he had obtained for his 2012 Senate bid.
corruptedPolitics 
5 weeks ago by joeybaker
Emails reveal coordination between Chao, McConnell offices
Chao has met at least 10 times with politicians and business leaders from the state in response to requests from McConnell’s office.
corruptedPolitics  corruption 
9 weeks ago by joeybaker
North Carolina Election Board Finds Evidence Of Significant Fraud To Help GOP Candidate
The board’s executive director said an operative for candidate Mark Harris tried to conceal illegal acts with absentee ballots.
corruptedPolitics  corruption  governmentIncompetence  endOfTheGOP  voterSuppression  endOfTheUSEmpire 
9 weeks ago by joeybaker
Slamming Joe Lieberman for Joining Chinese Telecom Giant, Warren Calls for 'Lifetime Ban' on Members of Congress Becoming Lobbyists
“Corruption in Washington isn’t about a single president or political party. It runs deep. We should call it out—and we should pass my sweeping anti-corruption reforms.”
governmentRevolvingDoor  corruptedPolitics 
january 2019 by joeybaker
Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith did not return over $50,000 in donations following scandal-plagued campaign
Despite calls for refunds, new campaign filings show Mississippi Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith kept $50,000 in donations from major companies like Walmart and Facebook in the wake of her controversial special election victory in November.
The latest Federal Election Commission filing -- released amid the...
corruptedPolitics  corruption 
january 2019 by joeybaker
Trump 2020 campaign used a shell company to pay ad buyers at the center of alleged illegal coordination scheme with NRA
The Trump 2020 campaign used a shell company to pay ad buyers at the center of alleged illegal campaign coordination scheme.
trumpCorruption  corruptedPolitics 
december 2018 by joeybaker
Last-Minute Push to Restore Net Neutrality Stymied by Democrats Flush With Telecom Cash.
Net neutrality proponents now have less than two weeks to convince 38 House lawmakers to support an effort to overturn the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of net neutrality. Seventeen of those votes could come from Democrats who have yet to sign on—all of whom have received significant contributions from internet service providers such as Comcast.
netNeutrality  oligarchy  corruptedPolitics 
december 2018 by joeybaker
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