Tag: campaign finance

TrumpCare Victory Lap Hits Traffic. Your Wonkagenda For Fri., May 5, 2017

Trump and the GOP have a circle jerk, Sebastian Gorka is mad at fake news, and Fox News is in trouble! Your morning news brief!

Loser Felon Dinesh D’Souza Will Destroy Hillary Just Like He Destroyed Obama

Oh ho ho and SHOTS FIRED! and you better be scurred, Hit-lery Benghazi Vince Foster Clinton, because convicted felon Dinesh D'Souza is out of the pokey and he's comin' for you! If you've been playing hooky from Real American History...
Bet those kids can't wait to get back to the sun, sand, and occasional automatic weapons fire. Oh, and the rapes.

GOP Senator: Sure, Kids Deported To Honduras Might Die, But It’s So Pretty There

Remember how all those children were "invading" our southern border from Central America last year, and it was the greatest crisis America ever faced, until some guy in Texas had Ebola? Well it turns out that a lot of...
How dare he raise money to run against a Republican!

Wisconsin’s Russ Feingold Will Buy Old Senate Seat With Hollywood Jew Moneys

Former Wisconsin Sen. Russ Feingold is running to win back the seat he lost in 2010, and online rightwing rag Washington Free Beacon would just like you to know that he's getting a lot of money from Jews, Hollywood,...
outsourcing you with her eyes

Count Carly’s HP Donors On Zero Hands And Other Campaign News From Corporate America

The 2016 GOP primary is all anyone wants to talk about these days. Your grandparents are talking about it. Your flight attendants are talking about it. Your feral pants-shitting chickenhawks are talking about it. But what about our super important...
haw haw haw

Alaska Republican Will Sue You If You Broadcast His Butt-Dials

Here's a fun legal question for all you lawyerly types out there: do two-party consent rules apply to audio recordings arising from butt-dials? Answer: we have no idea, but two Alaska Republicans sure hope they do! In 2008, Dan Coffey (R-Recently Changed His...
It's not getting easier

FBI Officially Following Aaron Schock On Instagram

Poor young dudebro Rep. Aaron Schock, the hot stud millennial soon-to-be-ex congressman. After weeks of drip-drip-dripping details about his questionable use of campaign funds, maybe he thought announcing his resignation would make all the raised-eyebrow articles and questions about...
We're never getting tired of this image.

Mike Huckabee Has One Weird Trick To Cure Diabetes (It Is ‘Money From Hucksters’)

Like Ben Carson, Mike Huckabee is going to tell you a few secrets that Big Pharma doesn't want you to know. No, seriously! That's how he's making money these days, and it's all because he wants to be president and...
"Hey, what's so funny?" -conservative donors

Scammy Conservative PACs Fleece Your Grandma With This One Weird Trick

Last week, Mother Jones reported that Mike Huckabee used his PAC to funnel more than $400,000 to his family. This week, Politico's Ken Vogel gives us a story about scammy conservative PACs that make thousands of dollars from home with just one weird...
These yokels are pure Baltic Avenue.

GOP Uses ‘Cromnibus’ To Let Rich People Give Tons More Money To GOP

Take note, progressive Wonkette scum -- the GOP establishment is putting on a masterclass in how to consolidate a political victory. The 2014 midterms saw the party's elders systematically strangle Tea Party challengers in their cribs and ride a wave...
No, honey, the rats are just playing a little rough.

Oh Hey GOP, Whatcha Doin’? Breakin’ Some Laws?

You guys are not going to believe this, but CNN broke a story, and it's got everything -- political malfeasance, coded tweets, Karl Rove! It's a story that once again reinforces how crappy Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's reasoning in...

Best Ad Of 2014 Campaign Is For Fake Candidate

Here's long-shot (OK, no-shot: he's actually fake) Tennessee Kentucky Senate candidate Gil Fulbright, with a campaign ad that's doing this cool "meta" thing. It's far funnier than most real campaign ads that try to be funny, which...

Uh Oh You Guys. Nigerian Scammers Have Discovered Campaign Finance.

Here is a nice story out of Florida! Yinka Adeshina is a Nigerian-educated pharmacist who is realizing the American Dream of running for governor (OF FLORIDA) as a Republican, and rakin' in the fuckin' dough, to the tune of...

Our Old Friend Steve Stockman Is Maybe An Actual Criminal Besides Just Being A Really Good Grifter

Normally we don't like to get too into campaign finance and disclosure scandals because we are just not that kind of Wonkblog. We're the other kind. The one with dick jokes. But we'll make an exception for a scandal...

What Are Corporations Lying About Today?

Corporations are people, my friend, as John Roberts has previously pointed out. Chief Justice Roberts thinks those corporations' shareholders should be able to demand disclosure of corporations' political expenditures, and he's pretty sure that companies will abide by their shareholders'...

James O’Keefe Now Sliming Republicans , Finds Target-Rich Environment

James "I am a Camera" O'Keefe has scored another stunning victory, this time against Mike Ellis, a Republican and Wisconsin's state Senate President. O'Keefe's Project Veritas caught Ellis talking in a bar about setting up an illegal super PAC...