Ultra-Rich Hijacking American Politics
Posted at 11:50 a.m. on June 3
A national investigative reporter has written a new book detailing his efforts to trail conservative and liberal mega-donors who have helped pump $2.5 billion into American politics.
“Big Money: 2.5 Billion Dollars, One suspicious Vehicle, and a Pimp – on the Trail of the Ultra-Rich Hijacking American Politics,” byKenneth P. Vogel, has been published by PublicAffairs. Vogel is the chief investigative reporter for Politico.
A Politico article mentions some of the highlights of the book, including Karl Rove’s advising of the Sheldon Adelson-funded Freedom’s Watch prior to the 2008 election; Koch’s operatives counter surveillance efforts at a 2014 California seminar on future elections; Obama’s pledge to big donors in 2012 to pursue a constitutional amendment to counteract the Supreme Court’s Citizen United decision; and the funding support of Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., and George Soros, for Democracy Alliance.
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