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President Lyndon B. Johnson meets with Martin Luther King, Jr. on Aug. 6, 1965 upon signing the Voting Rights Act. Credit: Yoichi R. Okamoto, Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum
April 3, 2014 | Blog

The same people who favor unlimited secret money in US elections are the ones funding the effort to make it harder for people to vote. Continue reading

Photo from TV monitor shows Rep. Richard Kelly, R-Fla., standing and reaching to his back pocket as he was video taped during the FBI's AbSCAM investigation. The tape was released on Thursday, Dec. 12, 1980 in Washington. (AP Photo/ Charles Tasnadi)
February 7, 2014 | Blog

Instead of blatant bribery, we now have a system where vast sums of money are being spent for the benefit of elected officials. Continue reading

The Supreme Court Building in Washington. June 2012 (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 19, 2013 | Blog

Next month, the Supreme Court is hearing a new case — McCutcheon vs. FEC — that challenges contribution limits for individuals. 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

Lawrence Lessig TED talk: We the People, and the Republic we must reclaim
June 14, 2013

Through Rootstrikers, Lawrence Lessig seeks to stem the influence of money on our political system, what he considers the underlying source of challenges to American democracy. Continue reading

Lawrence Lessig TED talk: We the People, and the Republic we must reclaim
June 11, 2013 | Blog

The academic and political activist will be talking about the corrupting influence of money on our political system and how we can take our democracy back from the billionaires. Continue reading

IRS Headquarters in Washington, DC
May 22, 2013 | Blog

Get need-to-know facts about social welfare nonprofits — also known as dark money groups — who don’t have to disclose their donors. Continue reading

The Securities and Exchange Commission building in Washington. (Credit: flickr/arsheffield)
April 25, 2013 | Blog
The SEC says its considering a new rule that would require publicly traded corporations to disclose political spending to their shareholders.
House Speaker John Boehner reenacts the swearing in of Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
April 24, 2013 | Blog

For House Republicans, getting a coveted chairmanship is more than just prestigious — it also means big money for their campaign coffers. Continue reading

A copy of a campaign finance report from the super PAC "Vermonters First." October 2012. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)
March 19, 2013 | Blog

“Follow the Money.” Deep Throat’s famous words are even truer today; money remains at the root of corruption in government and politics. In this audio interview, Los Angeles Times journalist Matea Gold talks about investigating Washington’s money trail. Continue reading

Former Senator Russ Feingold speaks at a Common Cause conference to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Watergate.
March 16, 2013 | Blog

Michael Winship speaks with the former senator about what needs to happen before America is ready for another round of campaign finance reform. Continue reading

This undated frame grab taken from AP video shows a control room at television station WDBJ7 in Roanoke, Va. Political ads are blasting across the television airwaves in the Roanoke/Lynchburg Va. market, delighting broadcasters but making some viewers cringe. Blame Virginia's status as a swing state in the 2012 presidential race _ and the cheap air time in the Roanoke/Lynchburg television market. By the number of television households, with New York at the top, Roanoke is down the market size list at number 68. (AP Photo/AP Video)
March 7, 2013 | Blog
A new report finds that many local TV stations selling airtime to dark money groups for political ads are not following the FCC disclosure requirements.
President Barack Obama walks across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, March 5, 2013, before his departure on Marine One helicopter to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and a visit with veterans who are being treated at the hospital and their families. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
March 6, 2013 | Blog

Because Obama is a lame duck — and not a campaigning candidate — Organizing for Action gives big donors more access to his administration than ever before. Continue reading

February 15, 2013 | Moyers & Company

Exploring the virus of money in our politics, and how we need to combat it. Continue reading

February 15, 2013

Dan Cantor and Jonathan Soros join Bill to explore the virus of money in our politics, and what we need to do to combat it. Continue reading

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