Society & Culture
Leid Stories - 07/31/14
California Heeds Small PAC’s Call to End Big Money In Elections
Media Madness , Geopolitics and Other Global Anomalies
Hillary’s State Department OK’d $48 Million In Gigs for Bill
A small political action committee, Wolf-PAC, had a big idea—ending corporate financing of political campaigns nationwide. It organized a grassroots campaign to persuade at least 34 states to support a Free and Fair Elections Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. In May, Vermont was the first to sign on. And now California is on board. Todd Jagger, a Wolf-PAC coordinator, talks about getting 32 more states.
Leid Stories introduces Brazilian journalist Pepe Escobar, renowned for his authoritative reporting on crises in the world’s major trouble spots. He discusses the wholesale surrender of the media to geopolitical considerations and corporate interests, fulfilling its primary role as creators of an alternate reality. Escobar, whose latest book is Globalistan: How the Globalized World is Dissolving into Liquid War, takes us into the world he knows very well.
Judicial Watch, reviewing documents it obtained via a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit last year against the State Department, discovered 48 million [more] reasons the Clintons should be doing prison time. While Hill was secretary of state, Bill was able to wrangle $48 million in fees for speaking engagements and high-profile appearances at events unrelated to the State Department and that were clear-cut breaches of ethics rules. Leid Stories asks: The Clintons and ethics?
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