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Bank of America's Political Spending in Washington

Bank of America was sued today by the U.S. Attorney in New York City for "allegedly engaging in a scheme to defraud Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac."

The bank has been a familiar face in Washington over the years and has spent roughly $8 million on campaign contributions and lobbying since 2011, according to data from the Center for Responsive Politics.

Secretive Corporate Donations to Romney PAC in September Are Romney Campaign Donors

The pro-Mitt Romney super PAC “Restore Our Future” filed its September fundraising report on Friday, noting $14.8 million in donations.

Two of those donations, $75,000 each from Allegany Yankee Holdings and Eastern Seaboard Inc, list the same address: PO Box 330, Wellsville, New York. Neither company has a web presence, giving voters no information on why they might be giving to the Romney campaign or what they might want in return for their donation.

42 Lobbyists Raised $9 Million For Mitt Romney From July to September

“Some of the highest-level positions in a potential Romney administration are expected be filled by former lobbyists and Washington insiders,” Politico reported on Monday.

NEW REPORT: Insurers Pursuing Billions in Medicare Profits Make Big Contributions to Candidates Backing Ryan Budget

Along with Health Care for America Now, Public Campaign Action Fund announced a new report today: "Insurers Pursuing Billions in Medicare Profits Make Big Contributions to Candidates Backing Ryan Budget," which details the huge amount of campaign cash flowing to supporters of the Ryan plan, and how those interests benefit. 

Mitt Romney: Corporations are people, but I don't know about those teachers unions

Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney criticized political spending by teachers unions today, saying, “I think we have to get the money out of the teachers' unions going into campaigns.”

Let's do some math.

Romney: 'Frankly What I Need You to Do Is to Raise Millions of Dollars'

That’s what Mitt Romney said to the donors gathered at a Florida fundraiser, who had paid $50,000 each to attend. He told them “that’s by far the most important thing you can do,” because in his words, “advertising makes a difference.”

Mitt Romney's Big NYC Fundraiser

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will return to New York City on Friday for a “seated breakfast” fundraiser at the Hilton New York, according to an invitation obtained by the Sunlight Foundation.

The event boasts over 100 co-chairs, including Wall Street executives, some of the country’s wealthiest Americans, and major donors to the Romney-aligned super PAC, Restore Our Future (some fit into more than one of these categories).
Here are a few standouts:

Romney Super PAC Backer, Scotts Miracle Gro, Fined $12M for Environmental Violations

Lawn and garden company Scotts Miracle-Gro will pay $12.5 million in civil and criminal penalties on charges brought by the U.S. Department of Justice and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The company pleaded guilty Friday to applying a toxic insecticide to its birdseed and falsifying pesticide registrations and agreed to pay a $4 million fine.

Miners Say They Were Forced To Attend Mitt Romney Rally at Mine Owned by Romney Donor

During a rally with Mitt Romney at a coal mine in Ohio earlier this month, “The Pepper Pike company that owns the Century Mine told workers that attending the Aug. 14 Romney event would be both mandatory and unpaid.”

The mine was shut down for the day, the workers were not paid and employees “feared they'd be fired if they didn't attend the campaign rally.”

PRESS RELEASE: How Will Romney and Obama address our big money system?

Public Campaign Action Fund issued a press release today asking President Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney how they would address our big money-dominated political system.

From the press release: