Robert Reich on America's Koch Problem [jwplayer player="1" mediaid="61203"] Robert Reich unpacks the Koch brothers' influence network, and how the Koch brothers are trying to use ...

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Supreme Court Conservatives Are Playing A Long Game

Supreme Court Conservatives Are Playing A Long Game

By David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court led by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. showed again this year that it is playing a long game, writi ...

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Ultimately, Wisconsin John Doe Case Turns On How Far Campaign Coordination Can Go

Ultimately, Wisconsin John Doe Case Turns On How Far Campaign Coordination Can Go

By Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel MILWAUKEE -- Whether Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's campaign improperly coordinated with outside groups in 2011 and 2012 could turn o ...

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Ted Cruz: Democrats Plan To ‘Repeal The First Amendment’

Ted Cruz: Democrats Plan To ‘Repeal The First Amendment’

Last week, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) made a religious-right audience gasp in horror when he announced that Senate Democrats were on a warpath "to repeal the First Amendment." Addres ...

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IRS Pushes Back New Rules for Dark Money Groups

IRS Pushes Back New Rules for Dark Money Groups

by Theodoric Meyer, ProPublica. After intense criticism from both ends of the political spectrum, the Internal Revenue Service has delayed indefinitely proposed rules that would h ...

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Senate To Take Up Longshot Amendment To Regulate Campaign Finance

Senate To Take Up Longshot Amendment To Regulate Campaign Finance

by Theodoric Meyer, ProPublica. In a gesture probably more symbolic than practical, the Senate may soon take up a constitutional amendment to give Congress and states the power to ...

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Former FEC Chairman: McCutcheon An ‘Open Invitation To Corruption’

Former FEC Chairman: McCutcheon An ‘Open Invitation To Corruption’

Few Washington operatives know the ins and outs of election and finance laws as well as the former chairman of the Federal Election Commission, Trevor Potter. Now at the Campaign ...

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On Our Highest Court, A Former Lobbyist Guts Campaign Finance Reform

On Our Highest Court, A Former Lobbyist Guts Campaign Finance Reform

For a large and bipartisan majority of Americans, the increasing power of money in politics is alarming, but not for the conservative majority of the United States Supreme Court, ...

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In The Wake Of McCutcheon, Can Democracy Tame Capital?

In The Wake Of McCutcheon, Can Democracy Tame Capital?

With wealth concentrating in the hands of the few, and the Supreme Court handing even greater political power to those with big money, what can be done to protect democracy? The S ...

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