Daily Archives: March 11, 2016

Did Trudeau-Obama Just End Arctic Drilling?

The Big Picture RT

Published on Mar 11, 2016

Manny Rapalo, RT Correspondent, joins Thom to take a look at Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau first visit to the US.

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Fukushima 5th Anniversary

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What Is Dark Money And How Does It Influence Elections?

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Published on Mar 11, 2016

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The 2016 U.S. presidential campaign is on the path to become the most expensive elections, thanks in part to dark money. So what is dark money?

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Political Nonprofits (Dark Money)
“Politically active nonprofits – principally 501(c)(4)s and 501(c)(6)s – have become a major force in federal elections over the last three cycles. ”

The IRS gives up on fighting ‘dark money’
“ANY HOPE of closing the “dark money” hole in campaign finance this election year has been dashed by an appeals decision from the Internal Revenue Service.”

What Is ‘Dark Money’ and Why Do So Many People Think It’s Bad?
“By now, you’ve probably heard the phrase ‘dark money.'”

A Banner Year for ‘Dark Money’ in Politics
“The 2016 presidential campaign not only will feature more money than any since Watergate, but also more secret money than the days when black satchels of illicit cash were passed around.”

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Eastern Europe’s migrant crisis is causing political turmoil

PBS NewsHour

Published on Mar 10, 2016

As thousands of refugees huddle stranded on the borders of Greece, many eastern European nations are pushing for the continent to seal its borders, a stance that puts them at odds with their western compatriots and could potentially destabilize the European Union. In Poland, pro-migrant demonstrations are spreading against the right-wing government. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports.

Obama, Trudeau see eye-to-eye on climate policy

RT America Published on Mar 10, 2016

President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau see eye-to-eye on climate policies, pledging to reduce carbon emissions by up to 45 percent by 2025 and announcing a “shared arctic leadership model.” For more, RT America’s Ed Schultz is joined by distinguished conservation biologist Reese Halter.