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John Pudner of Take Back Our Republic discussing campaign finance reform with Steve Nemerovski of None of the Above

January 4, 2016 @ 8:02 pm
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Tonight’s debate, Al-Jazeera, our legislation

December 16, 2015 @ 8:03 am
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Tonight’s debate, Al-Jazeera, our legislation Six days after Al-Jazeera America attacked our proposal to make sure unverified credit card contributions were not coming from overseas, Tuesday’s Presidential debate featured renewed charges that Iran is receiving $150 billion even if they ultimately reject the compromise agreed upon with The United States and the international community earlier this year. In light of this amount of money hinging on Government decisions, the GOP sponsor (Paul Gosar) of the bill based on our Educational Papers is concerned about foreign campaign contributions coming in among the hundreds of millions of undisclosed credit card contributions. One Chief-of-Staff [...]

Congressmen praise Take Back Our Republic

December 12, 2015 @ 11:08 pm
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From left to right, John Pudner (Executive Director, Take Back Our Republic), Congressman Paul Gosar (Arizona sponsor of legislation to stop unverified credit card contributions) and Louie Gohmert (Texas co-sponsor) at a press conference on Capitol Hill. Congressman Walter Jones (North Carolina) later joined the others as all three Congressman praised Take Back Our Republic for identifying the issue of unverified credit card contributions,and the potential for foreign money to come in through this loophole.

2 hours to give, 2 victories (over porn & unverified political contributions)

December 9, 2015 @ 6:40 am
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Please make your tax deductible contributions now so that we can continue to educate the public on issues such as political contributions from international porn companies and the potential for millions in unverified credit card contributions from overseas and other illegal sources. The concern over the impact of this money on our political process is so great that a Foundation offered to double every check we get - but the deadline is in two hours. If you click now, a $500 gift turns into $1,000, and even $50 turns into $100. If you contribute at 3:01 p.m.Eastern you can still make your [...]

Getting through (literal) mud-slinging to Presidential Candidates

December 3, 2015 @ 5:31 am
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Getting through (literal) mud-slinging to Presidential Candidates An open letter to all Presidential campaigns - we proved this week that even mud-slinging will not stop us from getting to each and every Presidential candidate regarding conservative solutions for campaign finance reform (see Bloomberg story today, and recent New Hampshire and Wisconsin interviews). This week we were invited to Capitol Hill (next Wednesday at 1 p.m.) for the announcement of bipartisan legislation being introduced to address unverified credit card contributions that enable foreign and other illegal money to influence American campaigns. We will continue to work for opportunities to meet with each Presidential [...]

Legislation Targets Credit-Card Campaign Contributions

December 2, 2015 @ 6:42 pm
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By Kenneth P. Doyle Dec. 2 — New requirements to verify online campaign contributions made by credit card would be imposed by Republican-backed legislation set to be introduced in the House Dec. 3. The new measure, the Stop Foreign Donations Affecting Our Elections Act of 2015, is intended to block illegal foreign campaign contributions from being funneled into U.S. campaigns through unverified credit-card contributions. Republicans accused President Barack Obama's campaign of receiving foreign money through credit-card contributions in 2008 and 2012, though the Federal Election Commission dismissed the accusations. Backers of the new measure said it was not aimed at [...]

White Thanksgiving, skeletons & 13% support for WI bill

November 23, 2015 @ 7:19 am
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Five days in the land of President Obama (Chicago) and Governor Walker (Wisconsin) culminated with Thanksgiving week snow and legislative proposals regarding unpopular attempts to hide who is giving millions of dollars (including illegal foreign money) to political campaigns. The timing of the visit was important. At a time when the US faces serious foreign threats, we CANNOT condone or tolerate foreign money influencing our elections. This week a federal bill was drafted to stop the practice started in 2008 of processing credit card contributions to politicians without verifying addresses to see if they were coming from American citizens. Also, [...]

An interesting recent vote on a money in politics issue

November 18, 2015 @ 7:17 am
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The Roanoke Star reported on voters once again speaking out in favor of addressing corruption related to money in politics. There are many groups advocating most liberal solutions to money in politics, and obviously Take Back Our Republic is more focused on conservative solutions, Represent Us, which led the charge on this vote, is one group that really seems to work toward whatever solutions seem to work - whether making conservatives uncomfortable by using the words "campaign finance reform," or making liberals uncomfortable by focusing on "government corruption."

Debate Watchers: Campaign Finance 1 of Top 4 Campaign Issues

November 13, 2015 @ 12:59 pm
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_At 10:20 p.m. Tuesday, Fox Business debunked the myth that no one votes based on campaign finance with one graphic,_ according to John Pudner, Executive Director of Take Back Our Republic, referring to a graphic shown during the Republican debate indicating it was one of the top four issues on the mind of voters. "A picture is worth 1000 words, and the tired old argument that everyone is for reforming money in politics, but it is a very low priority was proven wrong in one instant." _How is it that voters say they care much more about campaign finance then [...]

Voters reject big money in ME, OH, KY, WA & CA

November 4, 2015 @ 1:25 pm
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In the wake of last night's big election wins for people concerned about money in politics, I hope you will tune intoNew Hampshire's only statewide call-in radio shownext Tuesday (November 10) from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. where I will be a guest. Also, I will address last night's election results tomorrow at the Georgia Tea Party meeting in the business office of one of the largest churches in Georgia. Last night's election results against the undue influence of big money literally stretched for 2,727 miles - with reform measures passing from Maine to Washington State and California - and [...]