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Binoy Kampmark – “Buying Hillary Clinton”: The Courting of Wall Street

“Anybody who thinks they can buy me doesn’t know me.” Hillary Clinton, The Hill, Jan 22, 2016 Hillary Clinton may still win the Democratic Primary race when the final votes limp through. But if she does, negativity and evasion will be her masters. Oh, and the motor of finance. Clinton shares with her husband an insatiable appetite for speaking fees. Her …

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Deirdre Fulton – Ostensibly independent groups reported to have close ties to a candidate account for 96 percent of total outside fundraising

Representing a “fundamental shift in how presidential campaigns are funded in the United States,” so-called shadow campaigns are already dominating the 2016 election cycle, according to a new study issued Tuesday by the Brennan Center for Justice. The report, Shadow Campaigns: The Shift in Presidential Campaign Funding to Outside Groups, reveals that ostensibly independent groups—many of which in reality enjoy …