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The Resource Big money : 2.5 billion dollars, one suspicious vehicle, and a pimp : on the trail of the ultra-rich hijacking American politics, Kenneth P. Vogel

Big money : 2.5 billion dollars, one suspicious vehicle, and a pimp : on the trail of the ultra-rich hijacking American politics, Kenneth P. Vogel

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Big money : 2.5 billion dollars, one suspicious vehicle, and a pimp : on the trail of the ultra-rich hijacking American politics
Title
Big money
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2.5 billion dollars, one suspicious vehicle, and a pimp : on the trail of the ultra-rich hijacking American politics
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Kenneth P. Vogel
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "A Supreme Court decision, combined with regulatory gridlock and legal tricks, have fundamentally changed the role of money in politics in recent years, upending traditional bases of political power. Campaign decisions once made by party officials are now in the hands of super-rich benefactors and the consultants competing for their attention-and for increasingly lucrative commissions and fees. It's as if, instead of a football coach on the sidelines calling the plays, every player and his agent decided what was best. This, not surprisingly, has led to chaos on the playing field. In Big Money, POLITICO reporter Ken Vogel will combine a big picture explanation of the evolution of campaign financing over the past decade-filled with colorful anecdotes about the folks behind the changes-with reporting and analysis of how this new style of politics, triggered by the Supreme Court's Citizen's United ruling in January 2010, is likely to impact the 2014 and 2016 elections and all those into the foreseeable future. It will examine the motivation, loyalties and modus operandi of some of the wealthiest donors in American politics, as well as those of the operatives who have used the new cash flow to get rich, while also forever changing the way political campaigns are waged in this country. Vogel has been able to get inside the back rooms where the real action occurs in Big Money American politics-and not only figuratively. He sneaked into secretive donor summits held by the conservative Koch brothers and a liberal club affiliated with billionaire financier George Soros (though he was removed from both under threat of arrest). Using his expertise in Federal Election Commission and Internal Revenue Service records, Vogel has traced the cash flow from donor checkbooks to political campaigns and committees, to the consultants who themselves are becoming fabulously wealthy from the new Big Money politics, and finally to the television stations, phone banks and glossy mail pieces that bombard voters with increasingly negative messages about political rivals. Big Money is a chilling work of investigative journalism, showing how cash has corrupted American democracy"--
  • "Big Money is a rollicking tour of a new political world dramatically reordered by ever-larger flows of cash. Ken Vogel has breezed into secret gatherings of big-spending Republicans and Democrats alike -- from California poolsides to DC hotel bars -- to brilliantly expose the way the mega-money men (and rather fewer women) are dominating the new political landscape. Great wealth seems to attach itself to outsize characters. From the casino magnate Sheldon Adelson to the bubbling nouveau cowboy Foster Friess; from the Texas trial lawyer couple, Amber and Steve Mostyn, to the micromanaging Hollywood executive Jeffrey Katzenberg -- the multimillionaires and billionaires are swaggering up to the tables for the hottest new game in politics. The prize is American democracy, and the players' checks keep getting bigger." --Book jacket
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1975-
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Vogel, Kenneth P.
Dewey number
324.7/80973
Index
index present
LC call number
JK1991
LC item number
.V65 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • United States
  • Citizens United
  • Campaign funds
  • Campaign funds
  • Rich people
  • Presidents
  • Political corruption
  • HISTORY / United States / 21st Century
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Elections
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Political Advocacy
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / General
  • United States
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2.5 billion dollars, one suspicious vehicle, and a pimp - on the trail of the ultra-rich hijacking American politics
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Big money : 2.5 billion dollars, one suspicious vehicle, and a pimp : on the trail of the ultra-rich hijacking American politics, Kenneth P. Vogel
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-288) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
The Billionaires' Club -- The pony -- The new boss -- The barrel of a gun -- The political fantasy camp -- The big-money prototype candidate -- The brothers behind the Tea Party -- The turnaround -- The biggest bet yet -- The autopsies -- The civil wars
Control code
1028621
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 304 pages
Isbn
9781610393386
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014004954
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781610393386
  • (OCoLC)859186578
Label
Big money : 2.5 billion dollars, one suspicious vehicle, and a pimp : on the trail of the ultra-rich hijacking American politics, Kenneth P. Vogel
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-288) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Billionaires' Club -- The pony -- The new boss -- The barrel of a gun -- The political fantasy camp -- The big-money prototype candidate -- The brothers behind the Tea Party -- The turnaround -- The biggest bet yet -- The autopsies -- The civil wars
Control code
1028621
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 304 pages
Isbn
9781610393386
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014004954
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781610393386
  • (OCoLC)859186578

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