June 22, 2008: Quirk in law lets corporate money flow

  • Article by: KEVIN DIAZ , Star Tribune
  • Updated: June 21, 2008 - 9:40 PM

Donations to the GOP convention in St. Paul -- along with the Democratic counterpart in Denver -- are one way that special interests gain access to candidates.

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dtfamily5Jun. 21, 08 9:31 PM

What a NON story! The media is so good at NON stories! We keep expecting politicians to "reform." Then, we are shocked...SHOCKED...when they do not. Hilariously enough, it's the hypocrisy of John McCain and his "campaign reformation" on spending that is opening up huge loopholes, AND it's Barack Obama, chocked full of, guess what, MONEY, who refuses spending limits. A DEMOCRAT refusing spending limits. It just gets funnier every election cycle, and somehow we are supposed to be "shocked."

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genebessJun. 21, 08 9:46 PM

The Denver Post reports that a 15 million dollar shortfall for the Democratic Convention is being made up by a charity which solicited Katrina donations. You won't read it in this paper but it has been on most of the other news resourses.

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mbpuckettJun. 21, 0811:28 PM

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the_vfoxJun. 22, 08 5:49 AM

day in Red Star Liberal land.

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raylottieJun. 22, 08 6:24 AM

strike again. How about big labor (i.e. the teachers union) or big gambling (Indian tribes)? It's just the corporations that get the press. What a surprise.

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jafo9xJun. 22, 08 7:07 AM

They apparently have some reporters left. That might be good.

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procrustesJun. 22, 08 8:24 AM

Right on, Raylottie. The teachers, cops, and firemen routinely hold the public hostage with their demands for more money- and they then contribute tens of millions to individual candidates- the very ones who vote them pay raises! How democratic is that?

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lexlugerJun. 22, 08 8:31 AM

I guess the DFL'ers are spending time with the family, are at church, or working.

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jacksonmarcsJun. 22, 08 8:44 AM

I thought most DFLers were on welfare and did not go to church?

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procrustesJun. 22, 08 9:07 AM

Get real, lexluger.

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