Arnie Alpert on April 1, 2015
Will Kim run for President?

Adam Baum, a journalist who often turns up stories others miss, says political consultants believe reality show stars are well suited to be president.  That's why we're starting our watch for the Kim Kardashian campaign on April 1. 

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Judy on March 30, 2015
Gov. Kasich at Concord Snowshoe Club
On March 23, Ohio Governor John Kasich spoke at the Snowshoe Club in Concord. The event was sponsored by the Concord Republican Committee and open to Republicans and Independents. (I am an Independent.) I asked him about the budget impact of government contractors’ political spending, using as an example President Obama’s trillion dollar budget for modernization of nuclear weapons. Gov. Kasich said, among other things, “If we’re going to reform welfare for poor people we should … reform welfare for rich people and we shouldn’t be giving out contracts just to make somebody happy.” He said that watching procurements is important in order to maintain U.S. military strength, and cited his record as a Congressman to expose inflated spare parts spending and to limit production of the B-2 nuclear bomber. Read More
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Barbara on March 26, 2015
Barbara asked Senator Paul "What will you do to end the revolving door between congress and lobbyists?" Senator Paul replied "We actually have rules, but they get around the rules somehow, because all money is fungible." Listen to their exchange below. Read More
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Phyllis on March 25, 2015
Phyllis spoke with Senator Rand Paul in Exeter, NH. She questioned that some people call for increases in military spending. She asked what he thinks about corporations providing weapons for the US Military. Senator Paul responded "Not every dollar spent on the military is wisely spent [...] We have doubled the amount of military spending since 2001. We spend more on our military than the next 14 countries combined." Listen to the whole recording below. Read More
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Kevin Rutledge on March 24, 2015
Polk County Sheriff Bill McCarthy

Iowa Polk County Sheriff Bill McCarthy questions how Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detains undocumented workers illegally.

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John D on March 21, 2015
Rand Paul was at the Pink Cadillac on Saturday, March 21. I asked about powerful corporations that are turning our economy into a monopoly and turning our society into an oligarchy Read More
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Will Thomas on March 20, 2015
Will ran into Senator Rand Paul at the airport. After he introduced himself he asked Senator Paul about campaign finance reform and the pernicious effect of "big money" in politics. The Kentucky Senator basically agreed. Read More
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Eric Zulaski on March 19, 2015

Why do we need you to get involved in the frenzy of presidential politics? Here are three reasons to get out and ask a question the next time you hear a candidate is coming to town.

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Beth Hallowell and Josh Skipworth on March 09, 2015

The Governing Under the Influence campaign exposes the undue influence of corporations on militarized public policies in the U.S. From the F‐35 debacle to the detention bed mandate, we are asking: who profits from this kind of corporate cronyism? Who pays for it? 

 

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Arnie Alpert on March 9, 2015
Lindsey Graham had an extended back-and-forth with voters in his first "testing the waters" trip to New Hampshire. The South Carolina Senator spoke at length about immigration, elaborated on his hawkish views on the Middle East, and expressed support for campaign finance reform. Read More
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