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Pete Buttigieg's campaign received $5,000 from Russian-linked oligarch who supports Trump and McConnell

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    1. cfabbro
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      Yeah, the original headline seems incredibly misleading. Edited to be more accurate. Please all let me know what you think of the change.

      Yeah, the original headline seems incredibly misleading. Edited to be more accurate. Please all let me know what you think of the change.

      5 votes
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    NaraVara
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    It’s fairly typical for big money donors to play all sides by funding people from all the parties. It’s a way of influencing the agenda and what the acceptable spectrum of discourse is. They’ll...

    It’s fairly typical for big money donors to play all sides by funding people from all the parties. It’s a way of influencing the agenda and what the acceptable spectrum of discourse is. They’ll boost the left-most and right-most edges of their own personal “Overton window.”

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    1. Deimos
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      Here's a recent similar example: multiple corporations that claim to care a lot about climate change donating significant amounts (the legal maximum, in multiple cases) to Senator Jim Inhofe, one...

      Here's a recent similar example: multiple corporations that claim to care a lot about climate change donating significant amounts (the legal maximum, in multiple cases) to Senator Jim Inhofe, one of the main climate-change deniers in Congress: These corporations are quietly bankrolling Congress' top climate denier

      Maciej Ceglowski (of Pinboard) also did a great job of looking through FEC filings and pointing out some of the hypocritical political donations Microsoft was making through their PAC to politicians that are openly opposed to their stated values: https://idlewords.com/microsoft_words_actions.html

      8 votes
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    1. shx
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      It's almost beautiful, in some kind of horrific way. It's it's own little ecosystem!

      It's almost beautiful, in some kind of horrific way. It's it's own little ecosystem!

      3 votes