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Political developments in countries show character of politics in those countries. The following reports are from the United States.

Biden on MAGA supporters & democracy

U.S. President Joe Biden has again condemned the large chunk of the American population that supports his predecessor, Donald Trump, saying “MAGA forces” are an existential threat to democracy and must be defeated.

“MAGA forces are determined to take this country backwards, backwards to an America where there is no right to choose, no right to privacy, no right to contraception, no right to marry you love,” Biden said on Thursday in a primetime speech, referring to Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan.

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U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell lashed out at corporate United States on April 5, 2020, warning CEOs to stay out of the debate over a new voting law in Georgia that has been criticized as restricting votes among minorities and the poor.

A Reuters report said:

In a sign of a growing rift in the decades-old alliance between the conservative party and U.S. corporations, McConnell said: “My advice to the corporate CEOs of America is to stay out of politics. Don’t pick sides in these big fights.”

McConnell warned companies there could be risks for turning on the party, but he did not elaborate. Read More »


FACE OF A POLITICS: Purchasing political favor in U.S.: Facebook and Amazon outspend largest tobacco and oil giants

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Facebook and Amazon now outspend the largest tobacco and oil giants in purchasing political favor, says a new report. It shows that big tech’s influence over government has grown between the last two U.S. election cycles.

According to a new report by Public Citizen, a progressive nonprofit group, Facebook and Amazon are now the two biggest corporate lobbying spenders in the U.S.

Facebook spent nearly $20 million during the 2020 election cycle while Amazon spent just under $19 million. Following them were telecoms giant Comcast, a third place, with $14.4 million, which is ahead of a slew of weapons manufacturers like Lockheed Martin, Boeing, and Raytheon.Read More »


FACE OF A POLITICS: U.S.: Political Violence

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Political violence is now almost daily news in the U.S. the violence is an aspect of capitalist/imperialist politics.

Patrick Symmes, Contributor, Yahoo News, wrote on September 9, 2020 (“What Portland and Kenosha say about the return of political violence in America”):

“Political violence is easy to start, and nearly impossible to stop. A single incident isn’t enough to launch a cycle of democratic decay, although the recent killings in Kenosha (rightist shoots leftists) and Portland (leftist shoots rightist) should have everyone in America concerned.Read More »


FACE OF A POLITICS: U.S.: A reported claim and a dispute

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The U.S. Army chief disputes U.S. President’s claim. The U.S. President claimed that military leaders want to fight wars. The dispute shows parts of politics in the imperialist country.

Army chief disputes President’s claim

Gen. James McConville, the U.S. Army Chief of Staff, pushed back September 8, 2020 (Tuesday) on the assertion — most recently voiced by the U.S. President Trump — that the military’s senior leaders are eager to fight wars because doing so benefits defense contractors.Read More »


FACE OF A POLITICS: U.S.: Companies and CEOs Supporting Trump and Biden, and Actors’ Feud

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Elections in capitalist economies are connected to capital. A closer look reveals this fact, which is very often ignored by many observers of politics in capitalist countries.

A YahooFinance report on August 22, 2020 said:

“As we take a breather between the Democratic National Convention (this week) and the Republican National Convention (next week), I thought it would be a good time to look into big business and the candidates, which executives and companies were supporting and donating to Trump, which to Biden and why.”Read More »