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  • Soros-Backed Super-PAC to New York Pols: Pass Reform or We're Taking You Down

    06/18/2013 9:36:26 PM PDT · by mgist · 15 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | 6/18/13 | Andy Kroll
    The deadline draws closer by the hour. In New York, the band of good-government reformers, labor unions, enviros, community organizers, religious leaders, and more have until Thursday night, when the current legislative session ends, to press state lawmakers to pass legislation combating political corruption and kickstarting a public financing program for statewide elections. Standing in their way: The odd coalition of breakaway Democrats and Republicans who control the state Senate and who are blocking the public financing bill, which passed the state Assembly earlier this year and is backed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Friends of Democracy, the super-PAC run by...
  • Like Father, like Son; Jonathan Soros, Son of Billionaire George Soros

    10/09/2012 4:52:05 PM PDT · by Tango Whiskey Papa · 7 replies
    CQ Roll Call ^ | Sept. 27, 2012 | Eliza Newlin Carney
    Like Father, like Son; Jonathan Soros, Son of Billionaire George Soros, Jonathan Soros is the money-bags behind “The Friends of Democracy super PAC.” Soros, Jr. is spending $2 million to $3 million to oust eight House Republicans...