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New York Times Opinion: Schweizer: “Politicians’ Extortion Racket”

“We have long assumed that the infestation of special interest money in Washington is at the root of so much that ails our politics. But what if we’ve had it wrong? What if instead of being bribed by wealthy interests, politicians are engaged in a form of legal extortion designed to extract campaign contributions?”   […]

Author of ‘Extortion’ Book Draws Heat From Boehner’s Office

“A new book that argues politicians in Washington manufacture crises and manipulate vote scheduling and other legislative activity as part of a Mafia-like “protection racket” to extort campaign donations is drawing attention from such divergent corners as The New York Times and Sarah Palin…” To Read the Comments in their Entirety, Click Here.

Breitbart News: “Extortion Author Fires Back at Boehner’s Office Over ‘Toll Booth’ Controversy”

“Government Accountability Institute (GAI) President and Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Peter Schweizer fired back at House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-OH) office on Thursday over disparaging comments Boehner spokesman Brendan Buck made about Schweizer and the revelations in his new book, Extortion: How Politicians Extract Your Money, Buy Votes, and Line Their Own Pockets…”   To Read the […]

Exclusive Documents: Congress Charges Secret Fee to Land Top Committee Spots

“Members of Congress must pay secret fees known as “party dues” to the Democratic and Republican parties to secure and maintain top committee chairmanships and assignments, newly uncovered internal documents reveal. The never-before-published lists are reprinted inside the new book Extortion: How Politicians Extract Your Money, Buy Votes, and Line Their Own Pockets, written by Government Accountability Institute President […]

PALIN: “Schweizer Book a ‘Slap Upside the Head’ to Media’s Blindness to D.C. Corruption”

“Governor Palin posted this to her Facebook page on Tuesday night with a link to the review she wrote for Breitbart News about Peter Schweizer’s new book, Extortion. We are reposting what she wrote in its entirety because we feel she makes an excellent point drawn from her personal experience.” To Read the Full Post, Click Here.  

FOX News Report: “Congress using ‘slush funds’ to bankroll lavish lifestyles”

“On Sunday, a 60 Minutes investigative report by veteran CBS reporter Steve Kroft and Government Accountability Institute (GAI) President and Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Peter Schweizer revealed how leadership PAC loopholes allow members of Congress to convert campaign cash into lavish lifestyle upgrades for themselves and their family members.”   To Read the Full Article, […]

San Francisco Chronicle: “An Upright Salute to Government Today”

“… The current state of Washington is pretty bad. A new book, “Extortion,” by Peter Schweizer of Stanford’s Hoover Institution, describes in detail how so-called leadership PACs, created as a way around the ethics reforms enacted in the last effort at clean government, provide Congress members with what amount to personal slush funds, with which […]

Breitbart: Sen. Portman: “Restrict Spending by Leadership PACs”

“Ohio Senator Rob Portman told a local news affiliate on Wednesday that he felt changes needed to be made to Leadership campaign PACs. Portman’s statement comes in the wake explosive allegations detailed in a new book,”Extortion“, by Breitbart Senior-Editor-at-Large Peter Schweizer. Schweizer’s book details how politicians use “Leadership PACs” to afford lavish personal lifestyles.”   […]