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The Robert’s Supreme Court triggered by George Bush favors corporate influence. Election spending is up 500% from 2006. The trends amount to a spending frenzy conducted largely in the shadows. Favoring Republicans 7 to 1 in recent weeks.

Many sources are secret. But of all things, Murdoch and Fox News are spending $75 million on the midterm 2010 election while broadcasting right wing positions 24 hours a day. According to Bloomberg News, News Corp. is the “Republicans’ biggest corporate donor” this year.

Colonizing is such an old thing:

When the wealthy get into politics, it’s not about ideology, it’s about business.

So think of those paychecks to Sarah Palin and others as smart investments… “…a network of organizations that may seem independent on the surface but are largely financed by a handful of ultrawealthy families.”

Mother Jones tabulates who owns Congress. It’s not pretty.

What if members of Congress were seated not by party but according to their major business sponsors? We gave it a try. —Dave Gilson