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GOP presidential candidate Buddy Roemer: Bloomberg on the wrong side of history

Long-shot Republican presidential candidate Buddy Roemer blasted New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday after police tore down the nearly two-month-old “Occupy Wall Street” demonstration in Zuccotti Park. “The mayor of New York City is standing on the wrong side of history. His actions in the midnight hours against…

Sen. Udall explains anti-Citizens United amendment

Democratic Sens. Tom Udall of New Mexico said Thursday that a constitutional amendment was necessary give Congress and the states the authority to legislate on campaign finance reform. He and Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) introduced a constitutional amendment on Tuesday that would overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s controversial 2010 decision…

Chicago traders taunt ‘Occupy Chicago’ protesters with ‘We are Wall Street’ leaflets

Someone in the Chicago Board of Trade dropped leaflets on top of “Occupy Chicago” protesters Wednesday afternoon as they rallied alongside unions in the city’s financial district. “We are Wall Street,” the leaflet said. “It is our job to make money.” “Go ahead and continue to take us down, but…

Obama general counsel: Citizens United ruling a radical departure from law

Robert Bauer, general counsel for Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, said Monday that the anti-election reform movement had picked up speed since the enactment of the McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform law in 2002. “I’m very troubled that there is an extremism in the opposition to reform, a sort of reckless and…

Multiple campaigns, same goal: Ending Washington’s addiction to money

The “Occupy Wall Street” protest, “Get Money Out” campaign and a planned protest by The Coffee Party all hope to stop the government from pandering to the wealthiest Americans. As corporations enjoy near record profits and Americans face staggering unemployment, protesters have pledged to occupy Wall Street in lower Manhattan…

Feingold says he won’t run for office in 2012

Former Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold will not run for public office in 2012, he says in today’s Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. According to the report, Feingold’s election year plans are to continue teaching law full-time at Marquette University Law School, to work with his campaign finance reform PAC, and to finish the…

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