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Campaign Finance Law

Learn An Entire Semester Of Campaign Finance Law In 4 Minutes

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 03.24.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

As American elections become even more outrageously expensive, the advocacy group Public Citizen argues voters deserve to know who is making a financi...

Friday Talking Points - Seven More Amendments

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There were two political stampedes this week, both towards and then back away from the same man: rancher Cliven Bundy. So, at least for the spectators, it was an amusing week in politics.

Supreme Court Comes To Montana's Aid In Citizens United Battle

Reuters | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics

(Adds comment from political scientist) By Dan Whitcomb Oct 23 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court refused on Tuesday to...

Money Is Corrupting Our Elections -- It Can Be Stopped

Ed Koch | Posted 06.24.2012 | New York
Ed Koch

When the New York Leadership for Accountable Government committee meets, I will provide it with all my energy and experience to help bring to the state of New York what New York City has already adopted.

DOJ is Wasting Time and Money on Edwards Case

David Callahan | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics
David Callahan

I'm all for cracking down on political corruption and the insidious ways in which money subverts our democracy. But even within this category of wrongdoing I can think of plenty of bigger fish to fry than John Edwards.

Sam Stein

DISCLOSE Act Authors: This Is Tougher On NRA Than Status Quo | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an effort to push new campaign finance legislation through the House of Representatives, defenders of the bill are reasserting the argument that it...

Sam Stein

Support High For Strong Campaign Finance Legislation: Poll | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the wake of the Supreme Court ruling that corporations can spend an unlimited amount of money on political campaigns, the landscape has grown ripe ...

Campaign Finance Outrage: Democracy for the Highest Bidder

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Corporations can now directly intervene in campaigns with candidate-specific ads. The only requirement remaining is that they not be coordinated with a campaign. But that's a requirement more of form than substance.