Karen Hobert Flynn

Karen Hobert Flynn is President of Common Cause, a nonpartisan, nonprofit, good government watchdog with affiliates in 35 states and more than one million members nationally.

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Trump has violated numerous campaign finance laws, including orchestrating hundreds of thousands of dollars in hush payments to individuals to influence the outcome of the 2016 election. (Photo: Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post via Getty Images) Views
Friday, November 22, 2019
Congress Has No Other Option Than to Impeach and Remove the President From Office
The American people deserve a president who will respect the solemn oath they take to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution and our democracy. As the U.S. House finishes up its public impeachment hearings, it’s clear that President Trump has violated that oath and shown a pattern of...
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 "Suddenly, after burying the nation in more debt by cutting taxes, with most of the benefits going to the wealthy and large corporations, they propose a constitutional amendment that would force cuts to important programs like Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and military retirement benefits." (Photo: John Samora/ The Arizona Republic) Views
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Bust the Budget then Vote to Balance It: GOP's Shameless Bid to Shred Safety Net
Americans expect their representatives in Congress to look after the interests of all Americans, not just the privileged few. But after handing out a massive tax break to the very wealthiest — who coincidentally bankroll their campaigns — Republicans in Congress are about to vote on a balanced...
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"As we explain in the report, we are unaware of any previous president in the history of the United States who has lied so blatantly and debased so dangerously our values and our institutions of self-government." (Photo: Mike Licht/Flickr/cc) Views
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
For Donald Trump, A Historic First Year For All the Wrong Reasons
American democracy is resilient. It has withstood attacks from enemies, both foreign and domestic, for more than two centuries. As President Trump prepares for his first State of the Union Tuesday, he will try to turn the page from the chaos, lies, and incompetence that marked his first 12 months...
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