The Waltons are the Secret Stars of the 2015 State Of The Union

The Waltons – who became the richest family in the world by inheriting Wal-Mart – are going to make a stealth appearance in the State Of The Union tonight when President Obama discusses his proposals to close tax loopholes that unfairly benefit the ultra-rich.

Walmart Heirs Among Forbes’ Top 10 Billionaires but Lagging on Charity

The new Forbes 400 list of the richest people in America is out today and the four Walton heirs who own Walmart are all in the top ten once again.

Supreme Court opens the flood gates to even more Walton money in politics

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down certain limits on individuals’ federal campaign contributions, with a ruling on McCutcheon v. FEC. The Supreme Court declared unconstitutional the cap on the aggregate amount that an individual can give directly to candidates for federal office, federal political action committees, and federal party committees.

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Another year, another $33 Billion for the Waltons

Once again, the Walton family figures prominently on the Forbes annual list of the world’s billionaires, which the magazine released online Monday. The Waltons, who inherited their controlling interest in Walmart, are the richest family in the United States.

The Waltons could buy Congress 32 times

Slate reports that more than half of 534 current members of Congress are millionaires, according to a new analysis by the Center for Responsive Politics (CPR) (see here also).