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Protesting Campaign Finance

Campaign Finance Watchdogs Sue the FEC

Reading Time: 2 minutes WhoWhatWhy has pointed to the ineffectiveness and downright dysfunction of the Federal Election Commission (FEC) over and over and over and over again this election cycle. Two campaign finance watchdogs have finally had enough. After watching the FEC dismiss five complaints that asked the agency to investigate donors who violated the “straw donor” provision of Read More

New York State Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman

NY Probes Launched to Investigate Primary Fiasco

Reading Time: 2 minutes On the day of the New York primary, WhoWhatWhy warned voters that they should expect delays and irregularities. The Empire State’s officials finally caught on that there were serious problems with the vote. Eric Schneiderman, the state’s attorney general, announced he is launching an investigation, and said he was “deeply troubled by the volume and Read More

Josh Earnest White House Press Secretary

Getting Away With Murder

Reading Time: 2 minutes When Barack Obama visits with Saudi officials today, he can give them the secret handshake or wink or do whatever US presidents do to let them know that their secrets are safe. At issue is legislation that would allow the families of 9/11 victims (or 7/11 victims, as Donald Trump calls them) to sue foreign Read More

WTC on 9/11

Sanders: Declassify the Infamous 28 Pages from the 9/11 Report

Reading Time: 2 minutes Bernie Sanders believes that Americans deserve some answers about what exactly is in those 28 classified pages from the 9/11 Commission report. Just prior to the crucial primary in New York, in which Sanders hopes to upset Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton, the Vermont senator called on President Barack Obama to declassify that secret section of Read More

Facebook Headquarters

MSM Catches up on The Power of Internet Giants

Reading Time: 2 minutes On Saturday, both the Huffington Post and the Drudge Report – two giants in the online news world – led with the same item. That in itself is a rarity, as the Huffington Post leans left and the Drudge Report right (to put it mildly). The story in question was also interesting. According to a Read More

Judge O'Toole, Boston College, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Tsarnaev Judge Did Not Practice What He Preaches

Reading Time: 3 minutes The U.S. District Court judge who presided over the trial of convicted Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev seems to have forgotten crucial details about the jury pool he interviewed during voir dire. Why do I seem to remember more about this aspect of the trial than the presiding judge?When I heard that Judge George O’Toole Read More

Washington DC

DC Madam Got Calls from the FBI, IRS and Many More

Reading Time: < 1 minute What do the FBI, the Archdiocese of Washington, the Japanese Embassy and the Coast Guard have in common? According to the lawyer of Deborah Jeane Palfrey, the infamous DC Madam who ran a prostitution ring in the nation’s capital, calls to his former client were made from all of these places. Montgomery Blair Sibley, who Read More

Ted Cruz and Donald Trump

Trump’s Team Tripped Up by Spelling in Colorado

Reading Time: 2 minutes All along, experts had predicted that Donald Trump’s lack of a strong ground game would hurt him in some states. That lack of organization was never more apparent than in Colorado this past weekend – and it cost Trump dearly. While the Centennial State selects its delegates in one of the most confusing processes, a Read More

The Pentagon

Do Defense Contractors Really Like Dems More?

Reading Time: 2 minutes In a crazy election cycle, here is another storyline that seemed rather surprising at first glance: The employees of the largest defense contractors have given a lot more money to the Democrats running for president than the Republicans left in the race. A closer look shows, however, that this storyline is quite misleading. According to Read More