Features related to campaign fianace reform

Sen. Charles Schumer, D-NY accompanied by Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., speaks during a news conference to discuss the disclosure of super PAC donors to the Republican presidential candidates. February 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
April 20, 2014 | Blog

A political journalist argues that most money spent early on in political campaigns, particularly on television ads, is probably wasted. 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

FILE- In this Nov. 6, 2012 file photo, voters wait to cast paper ballots at a New York City school. Mechanical lever voting machines will be used in the upcoming New York City Primary Election as well as any runoff should no candidate win a clear majority. The state had switched from mechanical lever machines to optical scanners that read paper ballots in 2010. Citing logistical issues with getting the scanners ready for two possible elections so close to each other, the New York City Board of Elections got permission from the state Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo to use the lever machines. (AP Photo/ John Minchillo, File)
April 1, 2014 | News & Notes

The Working Families Party slams Albany for its failure to overhaul New York’s system of election funding, calling it a “lost opportunity.” Continue reading

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March 21, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Two investigative journalists talk to Bill about the role of dark money — and the wealthy donors behind it — in this year’s midterm elections. Continue reading

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March 19, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Two investigative journalists talk to Bill about the role of dark money — and the wealthy donors behind it — in this year’s midterm elections. Watch the full show now » Continue reading

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February 14, 2014 | Moyers & Company

This week we feature two Americans fighting against corruption: David Simon, creator of The Wire and activist Lawrence Lessig, who has taken an unconventional approach to highlight the need to get money out of politics. Continue reading

Lawrence Lessig marching in New Hampshire. (John Light)
February 14, 2014

In the footsteps of Doris “Granny D” Haddock, activist Lawrence Lessig leads a two-week,185-mile trek through the winter cold in New Hampshire to raise awareness of corruption in American politics. Continue reading

New Hampshire March, Lawrence Lessig, protesters
February 12, 2014 | Moyers & Company

This week we feature two Americans fighting against greed and corruption: David Simon, creator of The Wire and activist Lawrence Lessig, who has taken an unconventional approach to highlight the need for campaign finance reform. Watch the full show now » Continue reading

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November 16, 2012

Former FEC Chairman Trevor Potter refutes the claim that money made little difference in the most expensive election in American history. Continue reading

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February 19, 2010 | Bill Moyers Journal (2007-2010)

Bill Moyers reflects on the Supreme Court decision in Citizens United.
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January 29, 2010 | Bill Moyers Journal (2007-2010)

Bill looks more closely at the ‘Citizens United’ Supreme Court decision and its ramifications on democracy. Continue reading

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May 8, 2009 | Bill Moyers Journal (2007-2010)

Bill talks with the senator from Illinois about the fight to put people above special interests in Washington. Continue reading