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Gov. Jerry Brown, center, responds to a question during a Capitol news conference in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
May 19, 2014 | Uncategorized

Our latest roundup of key money and politics reporting. This week: Jerry Brown signs a law requiring political nonprofits to identify donors; climate change in the Senate and more. 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)
May 1, 2014 | Money & Politics

Our latest roundup of key money and politics reporting. This week: Wall Street Republicans’ surprising soft spot for Hillary, 2014 is on track to be the darkest money election year yet and much more. Continue reading

Karl Rove, former Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff to former President George W. Bush, right, talks to Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, on the floor of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. August 2012. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
April 20, 2014 | Blog

Our latest roundup of key money and politics reporting. This week: Karl Rove raises millions and 15 actions Obama could take to stem the flow of money in politics. Continue reading

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

Walter Jones
April 18, 2014 | Money & Politics

A former Bush administration aide named Taylor Griffin, who has strong ties with Wall Street, is the party favorite to finally unseat populist Congressman Walter Jones. Continue reading

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

March 21, 2014 | Money & Politics

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

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