Brendan Fischer of the Center for Media and Democracy tells us about CMD and Common Cause's latest submission to the IRS proving that the American Legislative Exchange Council is operating in violation of the tax code. I talk to Common Cause legal associate Yael Bromberg about the agency's response. In collaboration with the Center for Media Democracy.
Highlights of controversial statements from the South Carolina Freedom Summit, a conservative cattle call organized by Citizens United for 2016 GOP presidential candidates. Greenville, SC: Saturday, May 9, 1015.
At the South Carolina Freedom Summit, Donald Trump said that he would impose a hefty 35% tariff on American multinational corporations in order to stop outsourcing to China and elsewhere. Greenville, SC: Saturday, May 9, 2015.
I ask GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina what specific agencies and programs she would cut in order to streamline the federal government, at the South Carolina Freedom Summit. Greenville, SC: Saturday, May 9, 2015
In a recent interview with Diane Sawyer about his transition to being a woman, Bruce Jenner said that he is a Republican. At the South Carolina Freedom Summit, I asked 2016 GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson if he would campaign with Jenner if he came out in support of Carson's presidential bid. (Jenner prefers to be referred to by pronouns “he” and “him,” and by the name Bruce.)
Introducing Naked News, a segment collaboration with Brendan Fischer of the Center for Media and Democracy... Brendan reports on the pushback from the GOP prosecutor investigating Scott Walker, who recently said that the John Doe probe is a partisan witch hunt. At the South Carolina Freedom Summit, Lauren asked Walker how he could call the investigation a partisan witch hunt when it's being led by a Republican prosecutor who voted for him.
At the South Carolina Freedom Summit, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN 7) was asked what role the US should play in protecting Christians around the world. She answered that America needed to protect religious liberty at home and that the State Department should step in abroad. Blackburn believes that Christians are being persecuted in the US, but could not give any examples.
Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Keith Ellison (D-MN 5), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) join the Center for Community Change in its launch of the Putting Families First: Good Jobs for All program. Highlights from the conference, featuring the above legislators, CCC's executive director Deepak Bhargava, Dem pollster Celinda Lake, and activist Reina Acosta.