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Wal-Mart took part in lobbying campaign to amend anti-bribery law The effort has intensified in the past two years, drawing on the backing of several large companies and trade groups such as the Retail Industry Leaders Association, where one of Wal-Mart’s top executives serves as a director. It also has involved high-powered lobbyists, including former attorney general Michael B.
When the GOP Tried to Ban Dark Money Last month, when House Democrats introduced  the DISCLOSE 2012 Act to try to stop the flow of secret "dark money" into the electoral process, it marked an ironic twist. A decade ago, it was Republicans who were pushing for disclosure of donors to nonprofit social welfare groups who are now pouring millions into political attack ads and House Democrats who opposed them.
Double Standards Galore I happened to be flying on American Airlines the morning after the company declared bankruptcy. Exactly nothing bad happened to my flight. Nobody passed the hat to buy aviation fuel.
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The Dark Money Shakedown This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. A bit over an hour into the five-hour drive across the ferrous red plateau, heading south toward Uganda's capital Kampala, suddenly, there's the Nile, a boiling, roiling cataract at this time of year, rain-swollen and ropy and rabid below the bridge that vaults over it.
Editor’s note appended . Larry McCarthy, Mitt Romney, and Restore Our Future Super PAC
John Weeks: The economic power of Wall St., if not restrained, will lead to political dictatorship - December 5, 2011 the road to political dictatorship
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A few days ago we presented a roster of the top contributors to Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign as reported by OpenSecrets . Guess The Politician... And Follow The Money
Simon Johnson , the former chief economist at the International Monetary Fund , is the co-author of “ 13 Bankers .” Simon Johnson: No One Is Above the Law, Even Megabanks
Tom Ferguson: The Devil and Rick Santorum – Dilemmas of a Holy Owned Subsidiary By Thomas Ferguson, Professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.
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