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  (page 158 of 352)
""[Dawson] tried to remember what he knew about Langston. Was he the president of a Negro college? The head of a Negro law school? He'd run for Congress in Virginia, but things had gone wrong. Election fraud, voter suppression, intimidation, the usual mess. They were shameless in Virginia." - p. 154." Oct 26, 2019 10:44AM

Hacks: The Inside...

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""The agreement - signed by Amy Dacey and Robby Mook with a copy to Marc Elias - specified that in exchange for raising money and investing in the DNC [Democratic National Committee], Hillary would control the party's finances, strategy, and the money raised. ... The DNC also was required to consult with the campaign about all other staffing, budgeting, data, analytics, and mailings." - p. 97," Dec 08, 2017 04:56PM

The Chickenshit C...

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"“Corporate power is at a zenith in America, and business has privileges not seen since the Gilded Age. … The courts are expanding corporate rights, as companies exert great political power and dominate our policy discourse. But the most valuable perquisite corporate officers possess is the ability to commit crimes with impunity. Such injustice threatens American democracy.” p. xxi" Jul 24, 2017 09:19AM

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