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Comcast, Time Warner and Congress: Perfect Together

Michael Winship | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

On April 9, the US Senate held its first hearing on the proposed Comcast-Time Warner deal -- a $45 billion transaction that will affect millions of consumers and further pad some already well-lined pockets.

No Princes, One Pauper

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 03.15.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

No members of Illinois' congressional delegation crack OpenSecrets.org's list of wealthiest lawmakers, but one made the Top 25 poorest.

BuyPartisan Consensus: ExxonMobil Donates $260,000 to Obama Inauguration

Steve Horn | Posted 03.23.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

Critics say it's more of the same out of an Obama Administration that in the first term had a cozy relationship with corporate patrons.

Why Super PACs Aren't the Problem

Todd Phillips | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics
Todd Phillips

We can cast votes in elections and the winner will run the government, but if citizens are uninformed, what's the point? Democracy will be phony. And if democracy is phony, it seems inevitable that our government and our society will be overflowing with problems. Is there another way?

A Different Kind Of Tournament, This Time For Federal Lobbying

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

March Madness isn't only for basketball. The Center For Responsive Politics seeds schools based on their federal lobbying efforts in what they call "T...

Occam's Razor Can Cut Down the Health Care Lobbyists

Gary S. Chafetz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary S. Chafetz

Private health-insurance and pharmaceutical industry lobbyists are threatening the health and stability of America. Some argue that this is equivalent to crimes against humanity.

The Privileges Of Incumbency: Ignoring Your Constituency Until You Lose

Allison Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Allison Fine

As races for US Congressional seats are nationalized, local influence wanes. Why would Joe Lieberman do anything for Connecticut? He gets 80% of his campaign money from outside the state.