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A demonstrator dressed as the Bible stands outside the Supreme Court in Washington, June 30, 2014, awaiting the court's decision on the Hobby Lobby case. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
July 11, 2014 | Blog

A line of Supreme Court rulings stretching back 200 years has blurred the distinction between flesh-and-blood citizens and the businesses they own. 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 14, 2014 | Perspectives

A court that consistently decides all relevant cases on behalf of corporate interests undermines its own legitimacy, as well as the Constitution. 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

Anti-tax activist Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, file)
December 23, 2013 | Blog

What little power the government still has to regulate campaign finance donations is being eroded by funding cutbacks, intimidation and bureaucracy. Continue reading

Voters cast their Election Day ballots at Harrison High School in Harrison, Mont. November 2012. (AP Photo/Janie Osborne)
August 5, 2013 | Blog

Michael Winship speaks with the Washington Post’s Matea Gold about what, if anything, can be done to break the gridlock at the FEC. 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)
February 14, 2013

Who said the campaigns were over? Check out new super PACs and politically-aligned nonprofits hoping to keep their causes alive and the money coming. Continue reading

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January 18, 2013 | Blog

Big businesses helped cover the tab for Obama’s D.C. bash, but what might they want in return? Continue reading

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September 21, 2012

The former FEC chairman joins Bill to discuss how American elections are bought and sold, who covers the cost, and how the rest of us pay the price. Continue reading

Intelligence Squared panelists debate the motion "two cheers for super PACs."
September 21, 2012
The television and radio series Intelligence Squared recently sponsored a debate between four individuals with strong opinions about super PACs.
American Crossroads' new political ad: 'Public Equity'
June 1, 2012 | Blog

Mother Jones’ Friday roundup of the must-read articles and significant events involving money and politics this week. Continue reading

Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul shakes hands with caucus goers as he visits a caucus site in Coon Rapids, Minn. February 2012 (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
February 21, 2012 | Blog
Super PACs are making a big impact on how the 2012 race is taking shape.