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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

TARGET
April 7, 2014 | Blog

What happened after voters found out about Target’s political donations shows why near real-time disclosure is so important. Note to Chief Justice Roberts: we are not even close to that now. Continue reading

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts waves after giving the commencement address on Friday, May 24, 2013, at LaLumiere School in LaPorte, Ind. (AP Photo/South Bend Tribune, James Brosher)
April 4, 2014 | Blog

It’s time to wipe out the dark money, and force those wealthy few to stand behind their positions. Continue reading

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April 4, 2014 | News & Notes

The inability of Washington to raise the minimum wage is a prime example of how elite donor dominance impacts real-world policymaking. Continue reading

George Washington painting by Charles Wilson Peale, 1772
April 3, 2014

From George Washington to Shaun McCutcheon, a timeline of America’s history of political money games. Continue reading

Supreme Court Justices, from left, Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts, Associate Justices of the Supreme Court Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan applaud State of the Union Address,12 Feb 2013 (Rex Features via AP Images)
April 2, 2014 | Blog

Justice Stephen Breyer wrote that the ruling “creates huge loopholes in the law” and “undermines, perhaps devastates, what remains of campaign finance reform.” Continue reading

This artist rendering shows the Supreme Court Justices. (AP Photo/Dana Verkouteren)
April 2, 2014 | Blog

Today, the Roberts Court rolled back 40 years of campaign finance law. Continue reading

Voting Machines
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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April 1, 2014 | Blog

A number of GOP governors made the trek to Las Vegas over the weekend in an attempt to attract hundreds of millions in campaign donations from casino magnate Sheldon Adelson. Continue reading

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and his wife Tonette cheer as Republican vice presidential nominee, Rep. Paul Ryan addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., August 2012. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
April 1, 2014 | Activism

The Kochs are meddling in local elections today in Wisconsin, while communities across the state will vote to get money out of politics. Watch this space. Continue reading

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March 21, 2014 | Money & Politics

If you feel like politicians don’t have your back, you should watch this. Continue reading

Activists rally for a constitutional amendment overturning the Citizens United Supreme Court decision on Friday, January 21, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Flickr/ Brendan Hoffman)
March 21, 2014 | Blog

With federal action stymied by politics, activists are turning to the “laboratories of democracy.” 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 a preview. Watch the full show. Continue reading

Mitch McConnell
March 13, 2014 | Blog

Our latest roundup of key money and politics reporting. This week: lobbyist-donors and their top recipients, how Microsoft is wooing politicians and the FEC’s dysfunction. Continue reading

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