Friday, July 3, 2015
Citizens United
DarkMoney

The Dark Politics Of Dark Money

How to reconcile Citizens United, which gave corporations the same rights as individuals with regard to political speech while shielding them for any accountability for that speech?

July 1, 2015
David-Bossie-cspan

The Incomparable Chutzpah Of David Bossie, Failed Dirty Trickster

David Bossie lacks the skill and style of a truly dangerous gremlin like Roger Stone – and his rote recitations of old “scandal” memes aren’t difficult to refute.

June 4, 2015
red white and blue

5 Things You Need To Know About The 2016 Election — Before It’s Too Late

So does this next election rise to the level of “the most important in our lifetime”? I argue “Hell, yes!” for the reasons that follow.

June 1, 2015
Doug Hughes flies gyrocopter to Capitol building

A Letter Carrier’s Special Delivery to Congress

Doug Hughes is one gutsy mailman. This letter carrier boldly flew his tiny, homemade, gyrocopter right through our nation’s most restricted airspace.

May 27, 2015
Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders, Independent Senator, Formally Announces Presidential Run

Bernie Sanders, the Independent senator from Vermont, has made no secret of his intention to enter the presidential race. On a sunny Tuesday afternoon, before a boisterous crowd on the shore of Lake Champlain, he made it official.

May 26, 2015
citizens united

Democrats Embrace ‘Citizens United’ In Defense Of Clinton

Democrats were outraged with the Citizens United ruling. But after learning about the firms donating to Clinton’s foundation, they’re suddenly OK with it

May 1, 2015
Martin O'Malley

Possible Challengers Critique Hillary Clinton From The Sidelines

They’re not in it to win it themselves — not yet, at least — but possible Democratic primary challengers to Hillary Clinton had plenty to say on Sunday about the newly announced presidential candidate.

April 20, 2015
Doug Hughes flies gyrocopter to Capitol building

Pilot Lands Gyrocopter At Capitol In Apparent Protest; Charges Pending

The tiny aircraft flew in low over the National Mall, whizzing past a row of trees and a statue of Ulysses S. Grant, as a group of onlookers stood by. Both houses of Congress were in session at the time.

April 16, 2015
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Florida Man Lands Gyrocopter On U.S. Capitol Lawn As Protest

Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night, stay a Florida mailman from his gyrocopter to the U.S. Capitol.

April 15, 2015
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) speaks at the 42nd annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, in National Harbor, Md. Cruz announced his presidential bid Monday. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Will Ted Cruz Super PACs Usher In New Frontier Of Donor Influence?

One of the constellation of committees appears to be underwritten by Republican mega-donor Robert Mercer and his family. Campaign lawyers said the arrangement is unlike anything they’ve ever seen before.

April 9, 2015
Harold K. Geisel, David Bossie, FOIA, Citizens United, Hillary Clinton, Politics

Citizens United Files New Lawsuit Seeking State Department Watchdog Documents

Citizens United sues the State Department in its attempt to seize Hillary’s emails.

March 27, 2015
Photo: President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, in Washington, as Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio Look on. (NASA/Bill Ingalls via Flickr)

Taxpayer Dollars And Disclosure In Politics

President Obama could act today to curtail the destructive influence of dark money. Why won’t he?

March 18, 2015
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (Michael Vadon via Flickr)

Christie Political Team Is Raising The Stakes

Meet some of the men who are going to pay to try to revive Chris Christie’s presidential hopes.

March 13, 2015
U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore via Flickr)

Likely 2016 Presidential Candidates Put Money To Work Through Their PACs

The 2016 campaign hasn’t officially started, but the huge spending is well underway.

March 11, 2015
Americans for Prosperity, Duke Energy, GM, Koch brothers, Pat McCrory, Toyota

How The Kochs Wasted A Fortune On Campaigns

What if the fuss over big money in elections is mostly over nothing?

February 20, 2015
Rick Perry

Who Says Money In Politics Doesn’t Buy Influence?

Of course money changes how politicians will act.

February 18, 2015
Scott Walker. Photo via Gage Skidmore via Flickr

Scott Walker Is King Of Kochworld

When Scott Walker runs for president, he’ll have some powerful friends in his corner.

February 18, 2015
Ted Deutch

A Campaign Finance-Minded Don Quixote Of Congress

Rep. Ted Deutch is fighting a lonely battle against money in politics.

February 5, 2015
Money

The New Normal: Kochs Plan Nearly $1 Billion Spending Spree In 2016

Find out how the Kochs plan to buy a new government in the next elections.

January 27, 2015
Chris Christie

Christie Hammers Home Message, Nails Down Support Of Home Depot Cofounder

Chris Christie’s favorite billionaire still has his back.

January 22, 2015
kochs and cruz

Cartoon: The Kochs Have A Mission For Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz is about to find out why the Koch brothers keep paying him.

January 21, 2015
Money

Supporting Campaign Finance Reform Is A Conservative Value

A Republican legislator explains why his party should want big money out of politics.

January 20, 2015
lady justice

The Repercussions Of ‘Citizens United’ Won’t End At Campaign Finance Law Or Religious Liberty

The negative impact of Citizens United is spreading — and there’s no end in sight.

January 14, 2015
Photo: Tobym via Flickr

Watchdog Groups: Ex-Lawmakers Find Easy Ways Around Lobbying Curb

Former congressmen have little trouble finding loopholes to let them make big money as lobbyists.

January 13, 2015
Photo: Tobym via Flickr

New IRS Rules On Dark Money Likely Won’t Be Ready Before 2016 Election

There’s bad news for those who hope to rein in dark money in the 2016 elections.

January 7, 2015
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