Episode

2/2 Ken Vogel: The Rise of Scam PACs

February 2, 2015

Politico Reporter and author of Big Money: 2.5 Billion Dollars, One Suspicious Vehicle, and a Pimp—on the Trail of the Ultra-Rich Hijacking American Politics, Ken Vogel explains the rise of the scam PAC. Shaun McCutcheon, scam PAC pioneer and the man who helped kill campaign finance controls. Why you need money to raise money in politics. Owning email lists and profiting from PACs. How Erick Erickson and Karl Rove make big money from PACs. Why there are more scam PACs on the Right. Also is there a solution to scam politics?

On The Fun Half: Scott Brown wants his Mass pension. The awesome Super Bowl game. The CDC warns of measles outbreak because of lack of vaccines. The problem with vaccine conspiracy theories. Chris Christie plays to the Vaxxer crowd. Scott Walker talks crazy and Syria. President Obama’s new tax proposal.

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