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💥ATTENTION Sun Sept 1, 2019💥 MUST WATCH
Practical Ideas to fight DARK MONEY
AMERICAN SWAMP Marathon tonight on MSNBC
#AmericanSwamp @KatyTurNBC @jacobsoboroff
#DarkMoney #KochDarkMoney #DavidKoch #MoscowMitch
Legalized Bribery
A nonprofit group #CitizensUnited
Supreme Court ruled that Corporations had the same rights as individuals and political spending was a form of free speech
Citizens United lead to SUPER PAC which can accept ANY AMOUNT OF MONEY FROM ANYONE!
TWO Restrictions
● Donors must be disclosed see OPENSECRETS.ORG
● not allowed to work for a Candidate directly
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THIS JUST IN: All four episodes of #AmericanSwamp are now available on demand.

Catch up now!

We’ll have more news soon.

@KatyTurNBC
Let the binge watching begin!

All episodes of #AmericanSwamp are on demand now.
I made a how-to video!

Here’s how you can find all four episodes of #AmericanSwamp *right now* through the @MSNBC app.
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Watching #AmericanSwamp w/ @KatyTurNBC & @jacobsoboroff on Infrastructure. (great job btw)

Every member of Congress should spend a week in the seat next to one of our countries long haul truck driver to truly see how bad our #infrastructure is.

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@KatyTurNBC @jacobsoboroff We as a country need to bite the bullet and raise the gas tax. Not only to support funding the of a massive improvement of the infrastructure.....

America is falling apart and next to nothing gets done at both ends of Pennsylvania Ave.

We must act now...

2/
@KatyTurNBC @jacobsoboroff Not only do we need to fix roads, but also the pipes that carries our water.

We have cities such as #FlintWaterCrisis #NewarkWaterCrisis that have lead in their water.

We also are losing vast amounts of water due to failing concrete pipes.....

3/
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Coming up:
Why lawmakers welcome gridlock. @RepKenBuck explains. #americanswamp
In the last Congress more than 13,000 bills were introduced and only 500 got passed. Why? #americanswamp
One reason: committee chair members decide what gets brought up and even when bills make it out of committee, majority leaders can refuse to bring them to the floor. A few years ago Mitch McConnell unapologetciakky called himself the grim reaper. Majority does not rule.
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Dear @MSNBC and @CNN. With LUCK. the success of #THeFamilyNetflix will lead to many more documentaries about how these far-Right actors and their cabals have gamed our nation for decades. You own us more for our eyeballs than the cheap dreck like #AmericanSwamp. … 1/9
@MSNBC @CNN May I suggest a few such programs relating to the founding, funding, missions, and impact of:

1) The Powell Memo
2) @NRA (and Gun violence movements)
3) @Heritage Foundation
4) @Cato Institute
5) @RupertMurdoch & NewsCorp (not just FoxNews)
6) Richard Viguerie and … 2/9
@MSNBC @CNN @NRA @Heritage @Cato @rupertmurdoch right wing mass mail in 70s-90s.
7) Rise of hate radio from Bob Grant to Wally George to Morton Downy, Jr to @RushLimbaugh and @ingrahamAngle
8 ) @NewtGingrich/Contract for America
9) Helmet law repeals (Lou Kimzey * ABATE)
10) Christian political extremist … 3/9
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NEW: On this weekend's finale of #AmericanSwamp, @KatyTurNBC and I investigate DC's failure to fix our crumbling infrastructure.

My solution: make all congress members sit in L.A. bumper-to-bumper until they do.

Katy says "that would be defined as cruel and unusual punishment."
@KatyTurNBC If you commute in the Northeast, watch.

Rail tunnel running from NYC to NJ under the Hudson is in BAD shape. 200K use a day.

Freaky. Water leaking. Electrical blowouts. Catastrophic failure could kill many.

Trump and Congress can't agree how to pay to fix it. #AmericanSwamp
@KatyTurNBC So why doesn't infrastructure get done?

Listen to this candor @KatyTurNBC got from @RepKenBuck:

"There's very little time to read bills, to analyze legislation, to develop coalitions with fellow members because there's so much pressure to raise money." #AmericanSwamp
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Tonight’s episode took us from NYC to DC to NC to GA.

But @KatyTurNBC and I started at the @UN to figure out why our turnout is so much worse than most countries.

Katy: “Are we a democracy?”
Australian diplomat: “I’m not so sure.”

Tune into @MSNBC now for more. #AmericanSwamp
Vietnam ranks first in voter turnout.

The United States’ voter turnout? 122nd.

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#AmericanSwamp
Reminding everyone it’s @jacobsoboroff here live-tweeting #AmericanSwamp (I accidentally moved over to this thread!)

Remember the #NC09 debacle?

@KatyTurNBC and I were there in the critical days *GOP fraud* resulted in the winner stepping down.
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America ranks 122nd in the world for voter turnout. Vietnam is number 1. Why? #americanswamp
One reason: our elections are held on Tuesday when most people are working. Some states have early voting but not all.
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Thread.

Tonight's #AmericanSwamp (9PM ET on @MSNBC) is all about how screwed up our voting system is.

This episode is one of my favorites.

I've said it before here, but I'm obsessed with elections and own two historic voting machines.

Here's one.
@MSNBC Here's the other one.

It's a punch card "hanging chad" voting machine from Palm Beach County in 2000.

When @KatyTurNBC and I were on @colbertlateshow talking #AmericanSwamp, Stephen wanted to talk about this (and how weird it is?) but we ran out of time. See photo behind couch.
@MSNBC @KatyTurNBC @colbertlateshow Fun fact: before I was a journalist I was an election reform advocate and went around the country asking politicians if they know why we vote on Tuesday (most don't, and there's no good reason).

I gave this Ted Talk about it.

#AmericanSwamp
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NEW: On this Sunday's #AmericanSwamp, @KatyTurNBC and I investigate barriers to the ballot box.

We start at the @UN, where diplomats tell us why they think our voter turnout is so horrendous.

"Well, I think a lot of people look at the U.S. and wonder why you have that system."
@KatyTurNBC @UN President Trump has said "voter fraud is rampant," but there's zero evidence of that.

The one case of an overturned election because of ballot tampering in 2018?

#NC09, where @KatyTurNBC and I saw firsthand how the *Republican* winner stepped down after fraud was exposed.
@KatyTurNBC @UN We also ask my favorite question: @whytuesday?

Millions can only vote Tuesday after first Monday in November even if you've got work or school.

Why? Absolutely no good reason whatsoever.

Brutal honesty here from @RepPeteKing: "If I was elected on Tuesday, keep it on Tuesday."
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Majarorie Maryweather Post envisioned Mar-a-Lago as a southern White House. What she didn’t envision was that the President would personally make money off it. #americanswamp
Mar-a-Lago member and fellow billionaire Jeff Greene says he has no direct access to the President at the club BUT in his 2018 run for Gov he said his membership would allow him to confront Trump. #americanswamp
Presidents rewarding friends and donors w ambassadorships is nothing new - many presidents have done it before - but naming Mar-a-Lago members takes it further. It’s rewarding people who put money directly in the President’s pocket. #americanswamp
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NEW: @KatyTurNBC and I headed to South Florida and grabbed binoculars for a close-up look at Mar-a-Lago and Trump's other conflicts of interest.

Sunday 9ET on @MSNBC we'll show you how he's profiting off the presidency.

Here's a preview. Tune in and set your DVR. #AmericanSwamp
@KatyTurNBC @MSNBC We also went to Trump's D.C. hotel for some coffee and potato chips to see what all the fuss is about, and why foreign (and domestic) governments are shacking up there.

@KatyTurNBC filmed this on her iPhone. #AmericanSwamp
@KatyTurNBC @MSNBC As @RepCummings was preparing to investigate Trump, @KatyTurNBC and I visited him. Even before the racist tweets, he was ready.

"My job as a member of Congress it to be a check on the executive branch. You can call me whatever you want. This is me doing my job." #AmericanSwamp
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