BREAKING: Liberal Billionaire Believes in Democracy

Tom Steyer believes in American democracy… for now (AP)

Left-wing billionaire hedge fund tycoon Tom Steyer believes in democracy, the Washington Free Beacon has learned.

“We absolutely believe in the democratic process,” Steyer told MSNBC’s Chuck Todd on Friday, presumably speaking in the majestic plural. “That is the process which we believe America and Americans use for major social changes.”

The Secret Masters

Column: Meet the liberal billionaires who rule your world
Billionaires Michael Bloomberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and Tom Steyer

The timing of a story by the campaign finance reporters of the New York Times, and its placement in the paper’s national edition, is fraught with meaning. Articles in which the totemic names “Koch” or “Adelson” appear have a habit of being published in the prime time of an election cycle, and share the uncanny ability to float, bubble-like, to the front-page. Stories that deal with the liberal moneymen who finance the Democratic Party and its affiliates, by contrast, tend to appear after the fact or when nobody is looking, and, like ballast, fall to the back of the A section, obscured by ads for Tiffany’s, Burberry, and Zegna. I wonder why.

Pivotal Campaign Finance Case On U.S. High Court Docket

Supreme Court / AP

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court will this week step into the politically charged debate over campaign finance for the first time since its controversial ruling three years ago paved the way for corporations and unions to spend more on political candidates and causes.

The Vast Hillary Clinton Conspiracy

NBC, CNN Hillary Clinton movies shed light on Democratic donors
Hillary Clinton / AP

Recent news that NBC, which is owned by the Comcast corporation, will produce a four-hour miniseries on the career of former Senator, First Lady, and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has thrown new light on the communication giant’s long record of support for Democratic politicians and candidates.

McConnell: Obama is Stifling Free Speech

President began delegitimizing opposition speech shortly after Citizens United, Senate GOP leader says
Mitch McConnell / AP

President Barack Obama is at the vanguard of a coordinated effort to silence political opponents in an effort falsely sold as concern over good government, the Senate’s top Republican said on Friday.

Democrats Blame Citizens United for IRS Failures

Senators shift blame to Supreme Court ruling on campaign finance
Steven Miller, Douglas Shulman / AP

Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday attempted to shift some blame for the Internal Revenue Service’s alleged targeting of conservative organizations on the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United ruling, which held that the government cannot limit political spending by corporations, unions, and other groups.

Markey’s Dark Money

Critic of Citizens United benefiting from dark dollars
Reps. Stephen Lynch, Ed Markey / AP

Dark money groups are spending significant sums on behalf of Rep. Ed Markey’s (D., Mass.) bid for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate, despite his stated opposition to such groups and a pledge to restrict their role in the race.

Obama Incorporated

Column: The president’s left-wing network continues to expand
Obama dark money

Three years ago, midway through his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama took on the Supreme Court of the United States of America.

The Biggest Myth of 2012

Column: It’s the idea that liberal donors don’t ask for anything in return
AP Images

I don’t know whether President Obama or Mitt Romney will win on November 6, but I do know what the MSNBC talking heads will say in the event that Obama loses.