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PHOTO: U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont will be the keynote speaker at this year's Fighting Bob Fest at the Sauk County Fairgrounds in Baraboo on Saturday. (Photo courtesy of Progressive Voters of America

BARABOO, Wis. – The 13th annual Fighting Bob Fest, called the largest annual political festival in the nation, will be this Saturday at the Sauk County Fairgrounds in Baraboo. The festival is named for iconic Wisconsin political leader Robert “Fighting Bob” La Follette. Dave Z ...Read More

PHOTO: What could become the 28th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and reform political campaign spending limits, is being debated in the United States Senate. Photo credit: Library of Congress.

SANTA FE, N.M. - The U.S. Senate is involved in an historic debate over a proposed constitutional amendment that would give Congress and the states control of political campaign spending limits. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.)sponsored Senate Joint Resolution 19, which could become the 28th Amendment to ...Read More

PHOTO: Veterans, Democrats and union members such as Tim Millne protested against state Sen. Evan Jenkins skipping his third veterans affairs committee meeting in a row to attend a high-dollar fundraiser with Karl Rove at a Huntington country club. Photo by Dan Heyman.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – State Sen. Evan Jenkins is being harshly criticized for skipping a veterans' affairs committee meeting to attend a high-dollar fundraiser at a Huntington country club. Vets and union members protested outside the West Virginia state capitol Tuesday as the legislative inte ...Read More

PHOTO: Oakland port facilities offer good-paying jobs, but California labor groups say political ad money from outside the state, including money from the Koch Brothers, is pushing an agenda that exacerbates the nation's economic divide. Photo credit: Johannes Seemann/Morguefile.
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OAKLAND, Calif. - According to a new report from the Center for Public Integrity, political networks funded by the Koch Brothers have already paid for nearly 44,000 television ads for political causes this year. In California, labor groups say they're working to counter campaigns for far-right caus ...Read More

PHOTO: John Nichols of The Capital Times and The Nation will be among the local keynote speakers when the 28th Amendment National Roadshow makes a stop in Madison, Wis., on Saturday. Photo courtesy of The Nation.

MADISON, Wis. – A grassroots movement called the 28th Amendment National Roadshow to permanently overturn the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United decision comes to Wisconsin this Saturday. The Citizens United decision essentially says corporations are considered people, and the money they s ...Read More

GRAPHIC: A complex network of large, out-of-state political organizations founded by oil and chemical billionaires Charles and David Koch are funding a flood of attacks on Congressman Nick Rahall. Their spending is far exceeding the money coming in to support him. Chart by Robert Maguire at the Center for Responsive Politics.

HUNTINGTON, W.V. - Of all the outside money flooding into the U.S. House race in West Virginia's 3rd congressional district, funds for attacks on Congressman Nick Rahall are measuring almost twice those supporting him. With an enormous ad buy last week by Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS, out-of-state gr ...Read More

GRAPHIC: Outside groups have spent or committed to spend about $5.5 million for political ads in West Virginia's 3rd congressional race, where Congressman Nick Rahall is running against state Sen. Evan Jenkins. That's about one-and-a-half times what the candidates and the parties are spending. Screengrab from an ad by Nick Rahall for Congress.

CHARLESTON, W. Va. - Outside groups are spending about one-and-a-half times what the parties and candidates are spending in West Virginia's 3rd congressional race. Congressman Nick Rahall (W. Va.)and the Democrats have spent or committed $1.8 million for campaign ads. For the Republicans and state ...Read More

PHOTO: Graham Nash, of Crosby Stills and Nash, fears America has been divided into a nation of "haves and have-nothings." Photo credit: Mark Scheerer

NEW YORK - "It's time for a revolution," says Graham Nash, of Crosby, Stills, and Nash, who fears for an America that's become divided into "haves and have-nothings." The outspoken musician and activist was in New York talking about some of the views expressed in an autobiography that time-travels ...Read More

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