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As you watch the political conventions and decide which candidates will get your vote, here's something you'll want to think about: Who helped to pay for all of that campaigning? And what happens when that newly elected or re-elected member of Congress gets back to Washington? According to the group Issue One , members of Congress spend more than half of their time raising money, not governing. Former congressman Joe Schwarz joined us today. Comment?
Howard Beach: Being an independent, and never having liked Ted Cruz, he stood 10 feet tall Wednesday night in my book when, instead of endorsing Donald Trump for President, he told Republicans to vote their conscience at the Republican National Convention . Maybe the reason he's not well liked by his fellow senators is because he refuses to make deals with them that compromise his principles. Comment?
Former Governor William Milliken, a Republican, has a long history of crossing party lines to endorse Democrats. He continued that tradition on Wednesday by endorsing State Representative Gretchen Driskell of Saline, a Democrat, in her effort to unseat U.S. Representative Tim Walberg of Tipton, a Republican who represents a district that includes the rural and exurban western, northern, and southern portions of Washtenaw County. Comment?
Last August, John Schwarz over at The Intercept wrote a piss-take about how if the dreaded Koch brothers* really cared about corporate welfare and criminal justice reform and intervention-skepticism, instead of just cynically using those issues to make their self-interested policy atrocities go down smoother, then they would be backing the democratic socialist Bernie Sanders. "The alternative to taking the Koch brothers at their word," Schwarz wrote, "is to conclude that all the stuff they say that progressives love is just a scam - that when it's time to get out their checkbooks to put people in office, the only thing they actually care about is whether those politicians will make them richer." Comment?
... Department of Management and Budget announced the program would not be included in the FY 1996 budget. Sen. John Schwarz, who served as chair of the Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee supports the elimination of the program from the ... Comment?
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