They have no history and come from nowhere.
The biggest dark money group, launched by Republican strategist Karl Rove, shows in its tax filing that it got one donation of nearly $23 million and another of $18 million. (Donors names not included.)
The record penalties cap a yearlong investigation into secretive political groups that bankrolled two of the biggest conservative election causes last year.
In an extended essay, Bill shares striking extremes of wealth and poverty across the country.
Reich argues that Republicans aren't opposed to the sequester because they're simply against raising taxes, but because they represent the wealthy.
In his weekly address, President Obama tells the American people that a series of harmful budget cuts—called the sequester—have taken effect because Congress failed to act. Because Republicans in Congress refused to compromise to close tax loopholes for the wealthiest Americans, hundreds of thousands of Americans will lose their jobs or see their paycheck reduced, and middle class families will be hurt.
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ProPublica Here's our latest explainer video, on the storied history of money in politics. Lyrics follow. Act I: Brown Paper Bags"I made my mistakes, but in all my years of public life, I have never profited . I've earned every cent."
On the eve of last week's presidential debate, Republican Mitt Romney floated a trial balloon to deflect public attention from his detail-free tax plan certain to give a massive windfall for the wealthy, burden middle class taxpayers and balloon
Ann Romney's comment last week on "Good Morning America" raised some eyebrows when she said Mitt wasn't going to release anymore of their tax returns to "you people".
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