Features related to money and politics

Demonstrators protesting for $15/hour wages and proper treatment for fast-food workers march in downtown Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
April 9, 2014 | Blog

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading at Moyers & Company HQ… Continue reading

Governor Chris Christie talks to a reporter following a visit to Fort Lee Borough Hall Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, in Fort Lee, NJ, to apologize to Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich about the governor's staff allegedly closing lanes to the George Washington Bridge last September. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
April 8, 2014 | Blog

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading at Moyers & Company HQ… 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 | Blog

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading at Moyers & Company HQ… Continue reading

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April 3, 2014 | Blog

Heather Gerken tells Bill that McCutcheon is likely to encourage the richest Americans to invest even more heavily in tilting the playing field in their favor. Continue reading

Piles of U.S. currency. March 2007. (AP Photo/PGR-HO)
April 3, 2014 | Blog

They hope to extend the “GE loophole” without a lot of public attention. Continue reading

Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justice Antonin Scalia sit for a new group photograph at the Supreme Court in Washington. September 2009. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
April 3, 2014 | Blog

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading at Moyers & Company HQ… 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

Americans for Prosperity Foundation Chairman David Koch addresses attendees of the Defending the American Dream Summit in Orlando, Fla., Friday, Aug. 30, 2013.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
March 27, 2014 | Blog

The vast wealth that has accumulated at the top of the American economy isn’t the problem — it’s that political power tends to rise to where the money is. 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 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

U.S. Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., uses a bull horn at a campaign stop with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in Watertown, Mass., Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. Brown is running for re-election against Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
March 18, 2014 | Blog

Brown announced that he’s forming an exploratory committee to consider running for Senate in NH and won’t say no to dark money groups that want to help out. Continue reading

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March 12, 2014 | Blog
A new study confirms the conventional wisdom about how politics in Washington works.
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March 10, 2014 | Blog

Our latest roundup of key money and politics reporting. This week: A Republican civil war, a rebranded Koch brothers’ enterprise and how to do some dark money digging on your own. Continue reading

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