Tag: Transparency

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Trump's Budget Director Pick Can't Manage A Household Budget

Rep. Mick Mulvaney, Trump’s pick to lead Office of Management and Budget, neglected “to pay more than $15,000 in payroll taxes for a household employee,” according to a New York Times report on Mulvaney’s disclosure of the discrepancy to the Senate Budget Committee. The revelation stains Trump’s already ethically-marred transition just days […]

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Senate Holds Hearing On Russia Hacks As Trump Defends Putin (Bring The Mother Russia Trumpus)

American Bridge President Jessica Mackler issued the following statement on the Senate Armed Services hearing on the Russian hacks: “Donald Trump’s relentless support for and defense of Vladimir Putin and Russia’s work to hijack America’s democratic process is dangerous for America and very clearly aimed at protecting Trump’s own self-interest. […]

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23 GOP Members Sign Secret Republican Pledge, Give Legislative Plan To DC Insiders

Twenty-three Republican House members have come under fire for signing a secret contract to participate in the National Republican Congressional Committee’s Patriot Program. Patriot Program participants must agree to thirteen requirements including handing over their legislative plan to Washington insiders, according to the Washington Post. The contract leaves voters questioning: where do these representatives’ loyalties […]

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Jeb's searchable tax returns

In his enduring commitment to “transparency,” Jeb Bush made sure that the incomplete tax returns he posted to his website were unsearchable and difficult to download. So we fixed it for you.

Click here to access American Bridge’s full text searchable and downloadable copy of Jeb’s incomplete tax returns.

The initial reviews show Jeb’s hollow promises on transparency:

Tampa Bay Times: “Bush’s transparency has limits. He would not commit to releasing more details about some of his consulting clients or several limited liability corporations he had created but has since resigned from.”

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MEMO/VIDEO: Bully Seeking Pulpit

Chris Christie enters the race as a brazen, outspoken bully hoping to use the 2016 pulpit to pull his GOP opponents like Jeb Bush further to the extreme right. With nine credit downgrades and a 30 percent approval rating under his belt, Christie has made the calculation that his charming personality alone won’t do the trick in the wake of Bridgegate.

American Bridge is also releasing a new video that shows Christie is now aligning himself with the extreme wing of his party in an attempt to gain traction.