Monday, March 30, 2015
Citizens United
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
charles koch2

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
US economic growth surged to its highest level in 11 years in the third quarter, data released on December 23 showed

Parties Poised To Exploit Broad New Rules

Could this be the dawn of a new era of campaign finance abuses?

January 6, 2015
Jeb Bush

23 PACs With Worse Names Than Jeb Bush’s ‘Right To Rise’

Think “Right to Rise” is bad? Wait until you see this list.

January 6, 2015
Nothing is simple in world of ‘dark-money’ politics

Public Has Dark Opinion Of ‘Dark Money’ In Elections

The polls are clear: Americans want more transparency in political spending.

December 26, 2014
Business for Democracy

New Federal Budget Bill Lets Political Parties Cash In

Learn more about the new campaign finance regulations that sparked bipartisan fury.

December 16, 2014
money bags

Spending Bill’s Campaign Finance Provision Puts More Money In Politics

Wealthy donors win big in the new spending bill. Again.

December 11, 2014
US congressional negotiators have finalized a huge spending bill that funds most federal operations through next September, concluding weeks of haggling to avoid a looming government shutdown (AFP Photo/Jewel Samad)

5 Things For Progressives To Hate In The New Spending Bill

Congress’ new budget bill has something for everyone to hate.

December 10, 2014
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

Big Money’s Futile Search For A GOP Frontrunner

Like it or not, Republicans are going to have an ugly primary.

December 8, 2014
charles koch2

North Carolina Education Department Used Koch-Funded Group For Proposed History Lessons

Would you want the Koch brothers teaching your kids?

December 4, 2014
Ted Cruz

Cruz Excites The GOP Base, But Big Donors Remain Skeptical

The GOP’s big donors could stop Ted Cruz’s presidential ambitions in their tracks.

December 2, 2014
lady justice

Partisan Wave Fails To Swamp State Courts…This Time

Is our system of impartial justice in danger of collapse?

November 17, 2014