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Sen. Sanders calls for constitutional amendment to overrule Citizens United

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Appearing with MSNBC’s liberal opinion host Cenk Uygur, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said he would support a constitutional amendment that overrule the Supreme Court’s controversial “Citizens United” decision that repealed nearly 100 years of campaign finance law.

The decision permits corporations to anonymously give unlimited sums of money to groups not officially connected with presidential campaigns.

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The Washington, D.C.-based Committee for Economic Development suggested last year that the ruling could have the effect of turning corporations into miniature political parties, leading to what one of the Center’s trustees called the eventual corruption of American democracy.

“We have to pass a constitutional amendment to end [the] Citizens United ruling that brings forth the radical opinion that a Corporation is not a person and a handful of billionaires cannot pollute and take over the political system by spending unlimited sums of money in secret to elect candidates who support their agenda,” Sanders told Uygur.

This video is from MSNBC, broadcast Wednesday, May 18, 2011.


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WATCH: Kayleigh McEnany rages at Fox News reporter for repeatedly asking the White House to condemn white supremacists

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A Fox News correspondent grilled White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany over President Donald Trump's refusal to disavow white supremacists.

The president demurred when asked to do so during the first presidential debate, and continued to equivocate when pressed again afterward, and White House correspondent John Roberts asked the press secretary to disavow those hate groups.

"I would like to ask you for a definitive and declarative statement without ambiguity or deflection, as the person who speaks for the president, does the president denounce white supremacists?" Roberts asked during Thursday's briefing.

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Trump just revealed his total lunacy to the entire world

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So what was happening while we were distracted by Trump’s debate performance?

First of all, his tax returns, publicized by the New York Times since Sunday, have taken a back seat to his support for the white supremacist gang the Proud Boys and his attacks on a peaceful election.

Second, coronavirus news is not getting the airtime it should. More than a million people around the world have died of Covid-19, including more than 205,000 Americans. Florida is seeing a surge in new cases since Governor Ron DeSantis signed an executive order allowing restaurants and bars to reopen. The Midwest is also in a surge, with record numbers of new cases in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Kansas. Wisconsin hospitals are nearing capacity and South Dakota has the highest rate of spread in the country. Experts worry about a dramatic rise in cases as cold weather settles in.

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The View’s Whoopi Goldberg blasts Trump for waging war against Biden’s children: ‘I thought kids were off limits’

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"The View's" Whoopi Goldberg has been trying not to say President Donald Trump's name for the past several years that he's been in office. But on Thursday she was so annoyed with the president she let his name slip out.

At issue was that Trump has decided instead of going after Vice President Joe Biden he's attacking Biden's children, who have no role in the campaign and won't work in the White House as Biden abides by nepotism laws.

The conversation began by the confusion the hosts had over undecided voters and how anyone could possibly be undecided at this point.

"When you listen to them, some of these people are having a hard time stomaching voting for the first time in their lives for a Democrat and they're looking for just enough to say, 'this is definitely the way to go,'" said Sara Haines. "I also can't relate to that because I decidedly know where my vote is going, but I think that's where they are. They need just a little to tip them over the edge."

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