Tag Archive: Center for Responsive Politics

Mar 21 2013

The $6 billion scam

While all the figures aren’t in and almost certainly never will be, the Center for Responsive Politics has estimated that roughly $6 billion was spent on the 2012 election, including $2 billion on the presidential contest and something on the order of $4 billion on congressional and state races. This gives us, I suppose, the …

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Feb 21 2013

Mission Essential

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It’s getting easier to find people inside Washington’s Beltway who want to cut the fat from the Pentagon budget. Scaling back military spending isn’t just for the most progressive members of Congress anymore. Even the tea-partying Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) favors defense cuts. The growing tide of support for reining in profligate Pentagon spending includes …

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