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Foreign Money and Domestic Elections

Well, this is becoming a very big deal. Millions of dollars are being spent this election cycle. The question is who is donating the money? It appears that the US (United States) Chamber of Commerce is taking moolah from foreign companies and then spending that money to bash Democratic candidates. TP has more: Last week, ThinkProgress published an exclusive story about the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s foreign fundraising operation. We noted the Chamber raises money from foreign-owned businesses for its 501(c)(6) entity, the same account that finances its unprecedented $75 million dollar partisan attack ad campaign. While the Chamber is notoriously

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The Errington Thompson Show 2-21-09

Great Show. President Barack Obama went to Canada. He got a big reception. I was going to chat with Christian Dorsey from the Economic Policy Institute. Unfortunately, I was in operating room. I didn’t get a chance to spoke with Christian. Hopefully, I will be able to have him on the show some day soon. I play the clip of the week. Every week there is a clip which dominates the news. This week it was Rick Santelli of CNBC. I dismantle Rick’s rant and nothing but pro-business garbage that it is. For reasons, that aren’t clear I flow from Rick

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Canadian Prime Minister Tries to Save his Job

So Canada is like the US… but different. Their government is exactly the same as ours… but different. George W. Bush is wishing that he could dismiss Congress. I’m still laughing. If there was ever a time that Canada needed to rewrite their Constitution, I’m thinking that now might very well be that time. Well, after Parliament is back in session.

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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