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This Is How Much It ‘Costs’ To Get An Ambassadorship: Guccifer 2.0 Leaks DNC ‘Pay-To-Play’ Donor List

PENTAX Image I always thought that an ambassadorship to the Bahamas or Monaco would be a pretty sweet gig. Alas I don’t have deep enough pockets for such dreams. Now the ambassadorship to Bangladesh? Bids are much more reasonable. Consult...

Uber happy to help Dems in Philly, Won’t do business with GOP in Cleveland

Both conventions will no doubt be ridiculous spectacles. But Uber feels that the spectacle in the City of Brotherly Love is more politically advantageous than hanging with Republicans. This despite the fact that Democrats across the nation have fought Uber’s...

More Crony Media? Do some guests on “Morning Joe” pay-to-play through speaking fees?

Last year it published a story about Joe and Mika in Detroiter Magazine, its glossy newsletter. The profile was … how to put it? Flattering? Fawning? Hagiographic? Nope. Those adjectives fall short. More like a North Korean news agency press...

Pharmaceutical firms paid thousands to attend meetings of panel that advises the FDA on pain killers

Again, marijuana or cannabis, for many an effective, non-opiate (non-physically addictive), nearly free treatment for pain is widely illegal in this country. One can however get a prescription for Oxycodone, aka hillbilly heroin, which is viciously addictive and expensive no...

Gov. Christie worried he can’t raise big bucks from financial firms based in New Jersey (due to “pay to play” laws)

The view from Weehawken New Jersey. Just a short helicopter ride to the center of the financial universe. “Pay to play” laws restrict presidential candidates from taking money from investment firms which do business in the home state of...

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