Money & Politics

The St. Regis Monarch Bay Resort, rented by the Koch brothers for $870,000 for their secret billionaire confab.
June 18, 2014 | Blog

A who’s who of Republican political elites recently met at a posh resort in California to discuss strategies for taking control of the Senate, climate change and campaign finance. Continue reading

JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, head of the largest bank in the United States, prepares to testify before the Senate Banking Committee about how his company recently lost more than $2 billion on risky trades. June 2012. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)
June 13, 2014 | Money & Politics

As the 2008 financial crisis showed the public can pay a steep price for this two-way dependence. Continue reading

The United States Capitol, with the Supreme Court, left, and Library of Congress, right, and RFK Stadium behind, is seen from the Washington Monument, Sunday, June 2, 2013 in Washington. The monument has been closed since the 2011 earthquake and half of the needed repairs have been funded by a $7.5 million donation from philanthropist David Rubenstein. The Associated Press had a look at some of the worst damage and the preparations underway to begin making repairs. Stone by stone, engineers are reviewing cracks, missing pieces and broken mortar now that huge scaffolding has been built around the towering symbol of the nationís capital. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
June 3, 2014 | Money & Politics

Congress is considering a bold move to restore campaign finance regulations. Continue reading

Lawrence Lessig TED talk: We the People, and the Republic we must reclaim
May 20, 2014 | Money & Politics

Larry Lessig’s plan is so far outside the box that it might just work. Continue reading

Las Vegas Sands Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
May 8, 2014 | Money & Politics

The billionaire casino mogul is using it to fight off competition to his gambling business, but what’s next? Continue reading

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. (AP Photo)
May 1, 2014 | Money & Politics

The system is broken. Politicians and scholars offer their thoughts on how to fix it. Continue reading

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton bids farewell to State Department employees at the State Department in Washington, Friday, Feb. 1, 2103, before departing the State Department for the final time as secretary of state. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
May 1, 2014 | Money & Politics

Our latest roundup of key money and politics reporting. This week: Wall Street Republicans’ surprising soft spot for Hillary, 2014 is on track to be the darkest money election year yet and much more. Continue reading

Sean Parker, co-founder of Napster, speaks at the Web. 2.0 Conference in San Francisco, Monday, October 17, 2011. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
April 24, 2014 | Money & Politics

Our latest roundup of key money and politics reporting. This week: Napster’s billionaire founder takes on the 2014 elections while the White House hosts the young and rich. Continue reading

Sunrise over Chesapeake Bay (Photo: Flickr JP / CC 2.0)
April 23, 2014 | Money & Politics

States, cities and special interests from around the country are getting involved. Continue reading

Karl Rove, former Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff to former President George W. Bush, right, talks to Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, on the floor of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. August 2012. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
April 20, 2014 | Blog

Our latest roundup of key money and politics reporting. This week: Karl Rove raises millions and 15 actions Obama could take to stem the flow of money in politics. Continue reading

Walter Jones
April 18, 2014 | Money & Politics

A former Bush administration aide named Taylor Griffin, who has strong ties with Wall Street, is the party favorite to finally unseat populist Congressman Walter Jones. Continue reading

This artist rendering shows the Supreme Court Justices. (AP Photo/Dana Verkouteren)
April 10, 2014 | Blog

Our latest roundup of key money and politics reporting. This week: McCutcheon fallout, voting rights and Piketty’s book. Continue reading

Super PACs must file with the IRS as 501(c)(4)s.
April 10, 2014 | Blog

Progressive donors tend to operate in the sunshine of public disclosure and are a pale shadow of the conservative juggernaut that is the Koch empire. Continue reading

Walt Disney word, minnie mouse, disney characters, vacation
April 7, 2014 | Activism

Paid sick days leave everyone healthier and happier (except maybe a few corporations). Continue reading

NY Campaign Finance
April 6, 2014 | Money & Politics

Legal experts say the McCutcheon ruling will void similar campaign finance laws in 11 states and the District of Columbia. Continue reading

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