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By: Marlu Abarca on August 17, 2015
I handed a report to Senator Marco Rubio at his event in Ankeny, IA as a follow up to an earlier interaction with him in which he was asked about the immigrant detention mandate and for-profit prisons. He responded by stating he knew the subject well and knew of individuals who were in detention centers, but the law had to be followed.
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By: Hector Salamanca Arroyo on August 11, 2015
When I asked Dr. Carson about for-profit corporations driving immigrant detention policies, he said, "prisons should not necessarily be operated as profit centers."
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By: Miranda Myers on August 7, 2015
Senator Santorum said he favors a smaller government yet his opening remarks called for a larger military. He seems to believe that reducing government will reduce corporate influence.
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By: Arnie Alpert on August 5, 2015

Big corporations stand to make billions of dollars from a new generation of nuclear weapons and the missiles, bombers, and submarines that would deliver them to their targets.  

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By: Elizabeth on August 4, 2015
Scott Walker at Theo's Pizza
I asked Scott Walker about what we can do to ensure our foreign policy reflects the interests of people and not corporations. He deflected the question and spoke about keeping our troops safe. I brought the conversation to restaurant patrons and news reporters.
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By: Judy Elliott on August 3, 2015
Rick Santorum said we need to modernize our nuclear weapons and resume testing so that we can be assured they will work. He also acknowledged problems with an election system dominated by billionaires and suggested that deregulating energy production would be a way to reduce corporate cronyism.
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By: Olivia Zink on July 31, 2015
Bernie Sanders cites Eisenhower's warning about the power of the Military Industrial Complex and calls for the end to the revolving door between high military offices and jobs lobbying for corporations that make weapons.
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By: Arnie Alpert on July 31, 2015

People power can overcome corporate power, end the "Governing under the Influence" system, and reduce the power of the military-industrial complex.  That was the message delivered by Arnie Alpert at the Stamp Stampede rally in front of the NH State House on July 30, 2015.  

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By: 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.
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By: 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.
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