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Beacon Extra 1/23/20

Gabbard goes full Nasty Woman on Hillary and Davos billionaires lose faith in capitalism

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Soros Group Spends Record $48 Million on Lobbying in 2019

George SorosAn advocacy group funded by liberal billionaire George Soros spent a record amount on lobbying in 2019, filings show. The Open Society Policy Center (OSPC), a D.C.-based nonprofit that has pushed funds toward advocacy that includes making gun companies liable for crimes committed with firearms, dropped $24 million into lobbying efforts during the fourth quarter of 2019.

Beacon Extra 1/22/20

Hillary knifes Bernie, CNN adds another Acosta, and Trump's trial begins

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Klobuchar Pledges to Fire Betsy DeVos in First 100 Days

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D., Minn.) in a new ad released Wednesday pledged to fire Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos within her first 100 days as president—a likely unnecessary move given that DeVos would depart with sitting President Donald Trump.

Government Union Reports Sharp Decline in Political Spending

Oregon SEIU chapter slashes spending after dues fell by $2 million

One of the country's top liberal labor unions is spending dramatically less on political activities and lobbying in union stronghold Oregon, according to its annual report. The state's Service Employees International Union (SEIU) chapter reported just $1.6 million in political activities and lobbying in its 2019 report, down over $500,000 from 2018.