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Presidential Field Splits Between $$$ Haves And Have-Nots

Politico | Kelly Chen | Posted 01.17.2017 | Politics

Bernie Sanders is nipping at Hillary Clinton’s heels in the money race. Marco Rubio is hauling in funds, but spending at a good clip. Ted Cruz is ca...

Making the Economy Work for the Many and Not the Few #12: Most Important of All, Get Big Money Out of Politics

Robert Reich | Posted 06.23.2016 | Politics
Robert Reich

At the rate we're going, the 2016 election is likely to be the most expensive in history -- and the moneyed interests will be responsible for most of it. Our democracy is broken, and we must fix it. Easy to say, but how do we do it?

6 Ways to Get Big Money Out of Politics

Ben Cohen  | Posted 05.30.2015 | Politics
Ben Cohen 

As gobs and gobs of money in the form of campaign contributions keep congesting our elections, "We the People of the United States" are forced out of this crucial political process. If we want to reclaim our seats at the decision-making table we're going to have to stamp out Big Money.

Money, Politics and Democracy Depraved

George Mitrovich | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
George Mitrovich

I believe in government, which is established through the means of politics. The government we get and the political means by which it is derived is imperfect, and to expect perfection from either is overly idealistic or dangerously ignorant.

Grimes Tops McConnell In Latest Fundraising Quarter

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) raised more than Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in the first three months of 2...

Pro-Obama Group Brings In Almost $6 Million Since January

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics

A nonprofit group backing President Barack Obama's policy and political priorities raised nearly $6 million during the first three months of 2014. ...

Campaign Money and Hurricane Sandy: A Perfect Storm

Julie Bergman Sender | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Julie Bergman Sender

Political fundraising surpassed $2 billion in October. Don't we think that all of these political funds should start flowing freely to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy?

6 Great Books About Money In Politics

Posted 09.06.2012 | Home

Last week, we ran some expert-recommended books about money in politics. For this week's Democratic convention, we picked out some other great readin...

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.

7 Minutes in Heaven with the Strange Bedfellows of Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Barack Obama, and More

Washington Spectator | Posted 04.15.2012 | Politics
Washington Spectator


Newt... One Toke Over the Line

Tom Gerdy | Posted 04.06.2012 | Politics
Tom Gerdy

Sometimes in life, we have to laugh to keep from crying. I was hit with one of those moments when I heard the now infamous "kosher meal" robocall from...

Lessons I've Learned From Maine Clean Elections

Andy O'Brien | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics
Andy O'Brien

Money may talk, but it shouldn't buy our democracy and here in Maine, we have proven that there's a better way.

Michael McAuliff

Elizabeth Warren Catches Fire | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's looking like former consumer advocate and Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren has the golden touch when it comes to fun...

Good News For Scott Brown

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

Sen. Scott Brown's (R-Mass.) campaign raised an impressive $3.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2011, bringing his total cash on hand to $12.8 millio...

Millionaires Far More Likely To Contact Congress, Study Says

The Huffington Post | Jordan Howard | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

People with a median wealth of at least $7.5 million are far more likely to have contacted their member of Congress than the average person, a new stu...

Paul Blumenthal

Obama Hauls In Huge Amount Of Cash | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The reelection campaign of President Barack Obama continues to dominate in fundraising as it pulled in $70.1 million from 600,000 donors...

Dianne Feinstein On Kinde Durkee Scandal: 'I Was Wiped Out Too'

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said her campaign funds were "wiped out" by Kinde Durkee, a longtime Democratic campaign treasurer who was arrested b...

Angle: Racking up Millions as She Spreads Islamophobia

Jehan S. Harney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jehan S. Harney

Sharia (meaning legislation in English) is simply the rules that govern the lives of Muslims from daily prayers and fasting to inheritance. Sharia does not -- and never will -- apply to non-Muslims.

Republican Funding Surge Provides Crucial Advantage

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Fueled by a surge of outside money, Republicans have begun gunning for Democratic House seats once considered safe and beyond GOP reach -- a drive tha...

Make Me Do It

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig K. Comstock

Your leader may not be who you hoped that he was, but even if he were, do you expect anyone to transform the system by himself? Leaders respond to pressure, to an aroused public.

Forget Campaign Finance, Let's Have Free Elections

Bob Samuels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Samuels

The Supreme Court has ruled that money is a form of speech, and corporations are people; however, all is not lost, and the future might hold out the possibility for truly free and open elections.