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Recode Looks at Silicon Valley Donors “Flooding the System” with Cash

August 31, 2018

AUBURN, AL- In what is certainly an interesting read, put together a listing of the burgeoning liberal donor class in Silicon Valley. Among the interesting notes are the nuanced ways Silicon Valley donors are looking to leverage their expertise. Some are loaning staff members to left-leaning organizations to improve their use of technology, some are launching new non-profits or tech ventures, and others are taking a significant oversight role over their political “investments.” Perhaps most alarming is the $5.4 […]

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Steyer Props up Struggling Dem Candidate

July 2, 2018

AUBURN, AL- The idea that “one person can make a difference” is something we all want to believe in. Unfortunately, instead of the “anyone can make a difference” concept that inspires hope, we are seeing that the “one person” really means “only a superrich individual,” a sad reality that shows how broken our system truly is. In one gubernatorial race Billionaire and campaign mega-funder Tom Steyer single-handedly gave $1 million to prop up a candidate who otherwise struggled to raise […]

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Foundation Money from Foreign Governments Under Scrutiny

April 12, 2018

AUBURN, AL- In 2015 and 2016, the Clinton Foundation and money it received from foreign governments were, rightfully, under intense scrutiny. Now, the Trump Foundation is being investigated in the ongoing Mueller probe. Reports suggest that a $150,000 donation from a Ukrainian steel magnate, Victor Pinchuk to the foundation has caught Mueller’s attention. In return, Trump spoke to a conference in Kiev via video for 20 minutes. Foreign money and any influence it may have had on Trump over the […]

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Ex-French President Sarkozy Arrested Over Major Campaign Finance Violations

March 26, 2018

AUBURN, AL- Campaign finance issues are an international problem. Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been arrested over allegations that he took £42million in illegal campaign contributions from deceased Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi. Elected to a single 5-year term in 2007, Sarkozy is alleged to have been in negotiations with the dictator since 2005. The massive sum is disturbing because it came from a foreign government, was directed by an evil tyrant, came through an elaborate scheme including multiple banks […]

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Take Back Advocates for Congressional, FEC Action on Foreign Influence

December 13, 2017

Wednesday and Thursday Take Back Our Republic President Francis Johnson, DC-based Development Director Steve Thomas, and Executive Director John Pudner will meet with Congressional offices. The topic will be the importance of passing HR1341 and S1660 to cut off an avenue for foreign influence on US elections through the billions of dollars in nameless small dollar contributions sent through unverified credit card donations to evade bank scrutiny. Former long-time NRA lobbyist Chuck Cunningham will lead the effort to pass these important bills […]

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Call 202.224.3121, Committees Consider Making Our Bill a Law!

August 4, 2017

School House Rock taught grade school students ever since Generation X about how a bill became a law in Saturday morning cartoons. Now you can be part of the process by calling 202.224.3121 and entering your zip code to leave a message for your Member of Congress to sponsor HR1341 and your two Senators to sponsor S1660. You do not even need to know their names before you call! Here are the steps from that old cartoon, and where this […]

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Pudner Talks HR 4177 at New York County Lawyers’ Meeting

September 29, 2016

On Wednesday, September 28, Take Back Our Republic Executive Director John Pudner and Fox News Contributor David Webb spoke at the New York County Lawyers’ Association meeting.  Pudner discussed HR 4177 and the need to stop foreign contributions while Webb talked about the end of the old political consultant class that relied on big money TV commercials.

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Meet the New Boss …

May 25, 2016

Kudos to Gabrielle Bluestone for her “Meet the New Boss” tagline from The Who song “Won’t Get Fooled Again” in this story.  The line is in reference to the investigation of the current Virginia Democratic Governor being investigated while the most recent Republican Governor waits to hear if the US Supreme Court will overturn his conviction. The Who’s line in “Won’t Get Fooled Again,” concluded, “Meet the new boss …. same as the old boss.” Peter Schweizer, who also serves on […]

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Daily Caller Runs Op-Ed By TBOR Lobbyist on Foreign Contributions

April 27, 2016

by Chuck Cunningham, Lobbyist There is little dispute that campaign contributions can influence desired political outcomes. After all, money is the mother’s milk of politics. Some special interests buy favor that some politicians are seemingly too willing, and even sometimes eager, to sell. But before you react in righteous indignation over the quid-pro-quo of political giving, consider some of the most well-meaning campaign finance reform heroes have attempted to thwart it, right? To read the entire column, please click here.

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Indictment, Debate, Beach-to-Beach Politics

March 11, 2016

Three updates that will debunk myths people use to avoid supporting Take Back Our Republic’s conservative solutions to campaign finance reform: 1) a political indictment in San Diego for $500,000 in illegal foreign contributions, 2) our Florida chapter came together quickly with the backdrop of party gatherings and back-to-back Presidential debates during which 3) almost every Presidential candidate addressed campaign finance reform. Here are the photos, followed by the recap. 1. Myth: There is no need for HR4177 to pass […]

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