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Transforming the Majority Shouldn't be the 'Job' of Minorities, But it Is. Especially for Students.

Maxim Thorne | Posted 11.13.2015 | Black Voices
Maxim Thorne

What has erupted proves the case of the continued need to build cultural competencies across Yale and indeed across all campuses and communities. We don't have to, don't warrant this. But should we all not embrace that awesome challenge we may forfeit the future that is ours to own and make better.

Inside The Big-Moneyed Network Rallying Around Marco Rubio

The Huffington Post | Peter H. Stone | Posted 11.09.2015 | Politics

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Scary Scrum of Candidates

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 11.05.2015 | Politics
Richard J. Rosendall

With all the real scares at home and abroad, it is strange that we take such pleasure in imaginary ones. Several Republican presidential candidates, for example, appear to suffer from demonic possession.

Follow the Money: Marco Rubio, Paul Singer, and the Argentine Connection

Jonathan Marshall | Posted 11.03.2015 | Politics
Jonathan Marshall

The New York Times broke the news that Marco Rubio just won the jackpot: the endorsement of billionaire hedge fund investor Paul Singer. But the story offered little explanation of what could prove to be a decisive turning point in the Republican primary race.

Stop The Presses: Billionaire Weirdo Likes Something!

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.02.2015 | Politics

Florida's Sen. Marco Rubio is generally regarded as one of the GOP presidential candidates faring the best at this stage in the primary process. Desp...

Influential GOP Billionaire Throws Support To Rubio

Reuters | Nico Pitney | Posted 10.30.2015 | Politics

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Paul Blumenthal

Republicans And Iran Deal Opponents Are Funded By The Same Mega-Donors | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed Congress last week, making his case against the deal the U.S. and partner nations...

Paul Blumenthal

Hedge Fund Execs Spent Big In New York Elections, Now Likely To Reap Their Reward | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A handful of hedge fund executives aiming to direct more taxpayer money to charter schools pooled their own vast resources to help elect...

Bizarro Election 2014: When Homophobes Backed Gay-Equality Supporters and Vice Versa

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 01.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

In the bizarro election of 2014, where the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage backed pro-gay Democratic candidates to show the GOP that they will help defeat any Republican candidate who veers from the evangelical right's agenda, pro-gay hedge-fund billionaire Paul Singer helped the anti-gay GOP take control of the U.S. Senate.

Paul Blumenthal

Karl Rove Sends Out The Billionaire Bat-Signal -- And They Respond | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Billionaires are rushing to the aid of Republicans in the homestretch of the 2014 elections with a massive super PAC infusion after a pl...

Paul Blumenthal

Top Billionaire Campaign Donors Favor Republicans In 2014 | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The wealthiest Americans are playing a larger role in politics these days, thanks to campaign finance laws loosened by the Supreme Court...

When Backing Pro-Gay GOPers Is Actually Something Nefarious

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 10.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Sure, it's great that Paul Singer has helped pass marriage equality in states and raised money for four Republicans who voted for equality with the vast majority of Democrats in New York. But, meanwhile, he is undermining LGBT rights -- and all progressive causes -- by helping opponents of equality win more House races and helping Republicans win control of the Senate.

Mark Gongloff

Billionaire Republican Donor Pushes Argentina Into Default | Mark Gongloff | Posted 07.31.2014 | Business

America is arguably the most advanced economy in the world, but today it resembles a toddler who just accidentally pulled down the Christmas tree and ...

Paul Blumenthal

GOP Establishment Keeps Promise To Counter Tea Party With Surge In Primary Spending | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican Party's internecine conflict has sparked a surge in independent spending in GOP congressional primaries as establishment ...

Paul Blumenthal

David Koch, Donald Trump Lead Wealthy Donors Past Now-Dead Campaign Finance Limit | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Some wealthy donors have already blown past limits on campaign contributions to political parties that were voided by the Supreme Court'...

Paul Blumenthal

Wall Street, War Hawks Fund Challenger To Only Anti-War, Anti-Wall Street Republican | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wall Street billionaires, financial industry lobbyists and neoconservative hawks are throwing money behind a primary challenge to Rep. W...

Directly Destroying Democracy

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

The rich can buy more of everything. More food. More cars. More houses. More vacations. More boats. But for a democracy to function properly, they should be forbidden from buying more votes.

Paul Blumenthal

7 Charts To Understand Citizens United On Its 4th Anniversary | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Four years ago the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission case that corporations could spend unl...

Christina Wilkie

Vulture Capitalists Circle Over Washington | Christina Wilkie | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Argentina's 2001 foreign debt default, now a subject for history and economics textbooks, is still playing out in the pages of Washingto...

Africa and Latin America Still Fight Vulture Funds

Hector Timerman | Posted 01.14.2013 | World
Hector Timerman

Vulture funds abuse the system, acquiring distressed debt in secondary markets to multiply profits at the expense of the poor and weak. While the practices originated in South America, the method has increasingly been used to target African countries.

Was Romney Blind to His Adviser's Vulture Fund?

Carl Pope | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Carl Pope

The facts are simple. Mitt Romney's blind-trust invested more than a million dollars in a "vulture fund" managed by Paul Singer, a Romney adviser. Here is the tangled web that leads to lost American jobs -- and a 3,000% profit for Singer and Romney.

Romney Reportedly Earned Millions From Auto Bailout He Opposed

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney, who famously authored an op-ed in 2008 suggesting that the federal government should "let Detroit go bankrupt," has been on the defensive...

Paul Blumenthal

Which Corporations Funded the RNC Convention? | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican National Convention in Tampa, where former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney accepted the presidential nomination of the Rep...

Romney Donor: Mitt Must Get Serious About Financial Regulation

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 08.16.2012 | Business

Paul Singer, the billionaire manager of the New York-based hedge fund Elliott Management and a major donor to Mitt Romney's presidential campaign, wan...

Money Throws Democracy Overboard

Bill Moyers | Posted 04.15.2012 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Our elections have replaced horse racing as the sport of kings. Only these kings are multi-billionaire, corporate moguls who by the divine right, not of God, but the United States Supreme Court and its Citizens United decision, are now buying politicians like so much pricey horseflesh.