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Olivia Zink on July 31, 2015
The Citizens United decision empowered billionaires and corporations to spend unlimited cash in a way that corrupts the political system, Hillary Clinton said. She also called for moving toward public funding of elections. Read More
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Will Thomas on July 29, 2015
Rick Santorum at NEC Concord
When I asked Rick Santorum for his views on plans to spend a trillion dollars on a new generation of nuclear weapons, he said "investing in the nuclear program is probably a good idea." He also strongly implied the USA should resume nuclear testing. Read More
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Hector Salamanca Arroyo on July 28, 2015
While visiting GUI New Hampshire, Hector was able to attend Governor Kasich's town hall meeting in the affluent town of Wolfboro, New Hampshire. Read More
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Joe Bagshaw on July 23, 2015
At the Gibson Center for Senior Services in North Conway, Joe Bagshaw asked John Kasich about money in politics and corporate personhood. After initial confusion, Kasich agreed that something needs to be done so that billionaires don't get to pick who gets elected. Read More
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Eric Zulaski on July 21, 2015
John Kasich at Rivier
Several bird dogs prompted John Kasich to discuss immigrant detention, money in politics, and the political influence of Pentagon contractors. He said undocumented immigrants are Americans and should not be held in detention for crossing the border; billionaires should not drive the political process; and on spending for vehicles to deploy a nuclear payload, he asked "How many nuclear weapons does it take to ruin your entire day and to destroy your whole country? Why do we need to do this?" Read More
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Judy on July 17, 2015
Scott Walker and Judy
Scott Walker views Iran’s potential nuclear capacity as a justification for expanded spending on US nuclear weapons. Read More
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Arnie Alpert on July 16, 2015
Hillary Clinton at Dover City Hall
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke out against militarization of the police after a question that referred to the City of Dover getting a federal grant to purchase an armored vehicle. “We really do need to work hard at preventing the militarization of local police forces,” she said. Read More
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Olivia Zink on July 16, 2015
Olivia asked Scott Walker about "crony capitalism" at a WMUR "Conversation with the Candidate" program. The Wisconsin governor said, "We need to take power out of Washington and send that back that power and money to the states" and "closer you can get government to the people, state and local level the better off we are." Read More
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Amy on July 13, 2015
Lindsey Grahm in Hooksett 7-12-15
Amy attended an event at Robies Country Store in Hooksett, NH and asked the Senator about Lockheed illegally using taxpayer dollars to lobby for contracts worth $2.4 billion /year, as well as what would he do as President to help the middle class, create jobs, student loan reform. She also reports on other comments from the Senator in Iran, immigration, and ISIL. Read More
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Nancy on July 13, 2015
Nancy with John Kasich
When Nancy discussed immigration reform and immigrant detention with John Kasich, the Ohio governor said he would look into the relationship between corporate cronyism and the detention of immigrants in for-profit prisons. Read More
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Hector Salamanca Arroyo on July 13, 2015
Hector attended Governor George Pataki's event in Des Moines and asked a question on immigration detention and for profit companies driving federal policy in Des Moines, IA. Read More
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Kathleen McQuillen on July 13, 2015
Kathleen Mcquillen, AFSC Iowa Program Coordinator, attended Senator Marco Rubio's event with volunteers in Des Moines and was able to ask a question about the military industrial complex and it's relation to Governing Under the Influence. Read More
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John on July 09, 2015
O'Malley agreed we should heed Dr. King's warning that a nation that spends more on national defense than on programs of social uplift faces spiritual death. He also addressed concerns about profiteering from incarceration and war and spoke briefly about campaign finance reform. Read More
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Judy on July 09, 2015
Martin O'Malley in Concord
Last May, I talked to former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley about nuclear weapons. He advocated reducing the number of nuclear weapons, which was great. This time I gave him more information on current plans to develop a new whole generation of nuclear delivery vehicles and warheads. Read More
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Gale on July 08, 2015
Gale at WMUR
In response to a question about corporate cronyism, Martin O'Malley called for publicly financed elections and the over-turn of Citizens United. He also linked the concentration of wealth to policies which are harmful to the national interest. Read More
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Olivia Zink on July 7, 2015
When asked about how nuclear weapons contractors have used taxpayer funds to lobby for more contracts, Jindal said "if you give us more information, I am happy to look at it." Read More
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Noma Shields on July 07, 2015
GUI volunteer Noma attended the Des Moines Campaign Office Opening of Rand Paul, and asked him about corporations driving federal policy. Read More
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Miranda Myers on July 6, 2015
"I don't think the Republican party should be the party of big government but I also don't think it should be the party of big business," Governor Bobby Jindal said at a "Walk and Talk" event in downtown Manchester. Read More
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Eric Zulaski on July 6, 2015
Discussing the revolving door between government and corporations, presidential candidate George Pataki said that it's more than elected officials we need to be concerned with. Read More
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Arnie Alpert on July 6, 2015
When Arnie gave him a quick description of Governing Under the Influence, Ben Carson said "I'm with you." Read More
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