Judy Elliott on September 04, 2015

Lockheed Martin got caught using taxpayer funds to lobby for more nuclear weapons contracts at the Sandia Labs.   That's illegal.  But sadly, weapons contractors have plenty of lawful ways to access the public trough. 

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Judy Elliott on September 03, 2015
Judy asked Jeb Bush if he supports spending $1 trillion on a new generation of nuclear weapons. Bush said he supports the nuclear "triad" and pivoted to a denunciation of the Obama administration's agreement with Iran. Judy suggests the US needs to get back on track toward multi-lateral nuclear abolition if we hope to stop additional countries from going nuclear. Read More
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Hector Salamanca Arroyo on September 2, 2015
When asked a question on the immigrant detention mandate and corporations driving the policy, Governor Lincoln Chafee stated he is not in favor of "for-profit anything". Read More
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John on September 02, 2015
John inquired about the $1 trillion nuclear weapons modernization program and mentioned Robert Civiak’s view that it is a complete waste and that our present deterrent is more than enough for now and the foreseeable future. Kasich’s reply was unhesitating, and tough. “I disagree." Read More
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Will the next president expand the U.S. nuclear arsenal? If defense contractors have their way, the answer is yes. But grassroots activists are determined to change that. 

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Olivia Zink on August 28, 2015
Standing outside Concord Camera, George Pataki said we have to break up the control over the country held by powerful interests. He favors banning members of Congress from becoming lobbyists and a simpler tax code. As for illegal lobbying by Sandia Labs, he said he's not surprised. Read More
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Rick on August 28, 2015
Rubio in Orford said "Money in politics is not a problem just so long as we know where it's coming from." Read More
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Elizabeth Ropp on August 26, 2015
Gov. Martin O'Malley spoke to a group of 50 at a law firm in downtown Manchester. The event was casual. His speech was brief, then answered a question saying he would end the federal immigrant detention quota and stop locking up immigrants for the benefit of private corporations. Read More
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Hector Salamanca Arroyo on August 24, 2015

Corporations are influencing the debate on humane immigration reform, driving federal policy and elected officials with the amount of lobbying done to secure a financial gain in immigrant enforcement and focusing on securing contracts to manage immigrant detention centers. 

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Kevin Rutledge on August 22, 2015
Chris Christie private prison lobbyists Iowa State Fair 2015
In New Hampshire, Gov. Christie said private jail facilities shouldn't determine immigration policy to make more profits. However, when I asked him his plan as president to determine policy to benefit people and not corporate lobbyists at the Iowa State Fair, I was disappointed he didn't address a plan or steps and only referred to New Jersey's decreasing prison population. Read More
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