A month before Steyer declared his candidacy, his wife, Kat Taylor, donated to Jay Inslee’s campaign. Viral images of Exxon gas station signs were shared in October 2020, ahead of Election Day. Planned Parenthood Action Fund (PPAF) is a 501(c)(4), which the IRS stipulates “may further its exempt purposes through lobbying as its primary activity without jeopardizing its exempt status.”, The second organization, Planned Parenthood Votes, is a Super PAC. In some cases you may want to reconsider the companies that you patronize. Michelle Ye Hee Lee, thank you very much. Those are still around, but they just don't function the way they used to. The top fund-raisers so far have pretty much stayed in that place over the past — over the previous quarter too. Of course, leading off, President Trump raised $46 million, overshadowing any one of the other Democrats, but not so far behind him, Bernie Sanders, 34.5, Pete Buttigieg, 34.7. So, on the one hand, money matters. Readers beware. That includes news but also educational programming and art. Federal election records show they have not made any such donations. Yet, snopes.com issued a statement as the ‘final factual word’ on the issue as if they did all their homework and got to the bottom of things – not! “Planned Parenthood, Other Groups to Spend $30 Million on Midterms.” Many people still thinkSnopes.com is neutral and they can be trusted as factual. What do we learn about these numbers, Michelle? The Washington Post’s Michelle Ye Hee Lee joins Judy Woodruff to discuss 2019 money in politics. Federal filings show that the billionaire basher received a negligible $470 from Marta Thoma Hall, the wife of billionaire Velodyne founder David Hall. The past year marked dramatic changes and new trends in campaign finance. "Public media stations are the backbone for most communities’ emergency alert, public safety, first-responder and homeland-security services," the same Democratic leadership statement said. I have suspected some problems with Snopes for some time now, but I have only caught them in half-truths. I don’t even trust them to tell me if email chains are hoaxes anymore. Castro’s supporters include Ernest Garcia II, whose fortune stems from Carvana, a publicly traded online platform for buying used cars. 727-821-9494. stated on April 2, 2020 in a Facebook post: Kennedy Center, PBS donated to Democrats after getting COVID-19 stimulus money. Broadcasting billionaire Stanley Hubbard and his wife, Karen, who typically donate to Republicans, pitched in for the senator from Minnesota. “The virus bill gives 25 million dollars to the Kennedy center… 200million to PBS,” claims a viral March 30 post that has been shared over 16,000 times.