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Fourteen Current Republican Senators Voted for Loophole-Closing Disclosure Legislation Enacted in 2000

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

Today's cloture vote on the DISCLOSE Act will put every Senator on record and will require each Senator who votes against the Act to take personal responsibility for the corruption and scandal that invariably will follow if new disclosure legislation is not enacted.

Amanda Terkel

Karl Rove's Group Aims At One Senator WIth Massive Ad Buy | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Crossroads GPS, the advocacy group launched by Karl Rove, is coming out with a $1.1 million ad campaign against Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Oh...

Roberts May Have Voted to Uphold the Affordable Care Act, But His Maneuver Protects His Conservative Agenda

Mitchell Bard | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

The Court's decision has resulted in a steady flow of excited, congratulatory proclamations from those who support health care reform. I wish the story was as uniformly positive as it seems.

Rebuttal to McConnell's War of Misinformation on DISCLOSE Act

The Sunlight Foundation | Posted 08.26.2012 | Politics
The Sunlight Foundation

A war is being waged against the DISCLOSE Act. Its commander in chief is Senator Mitch McConnell, his secret weapon is misinformation and his goal is to protect unlimited dark money contributions to the political process.

Conservative Business Group Undefeated At Supreme Court This Term

Mike Sacks | Posted 06.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is undefeated at the Supreme Court this term, continuing to improve its success in securing business-friend...

U.S. Chamber, GOP block election ad transparency bill

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Rachael Marcus and John DunbariWatch NewsAlexi Giannoulias "can't be trusted," the 2010 election ad said. His family's bank loaned money to mobster...

Paul Blumenthal

Super PAC Donors Face Corporate Bribery Claims | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A federal law to prevent U.S. companies from paying bribes to business overseas recently came to the forefront when The New York Times r...

Senator McConnell's Misguided and Meritless Attack on Campaign Finance Disclosure

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 08.18.2012 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

Senator McConnell's claim that secrecy in campaign finance activities is needed in order to protect against harassment is a bogus argument that has been repeatedly rejected by the Supreme Court, except in limited circumstances.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Romney Attacks Obama's Trade Record Despite Approval From Republican Groups | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.15.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney repeated a message he's pushed since early on in his campaign this Thursday: President Barack Obama hasn't negotiated any trade agreements...

Dan Froomkin

A Comeback For Nixon-Style Campaign Slush Funds | Dan Froomkin | Posted 06.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Secret campaign money is making its big comeback in 2012, playing an important role in a presidential election for the first time since ...

Worried About 'Intimidation,' U.S. Chamber Lobbies for More Campaign Secrecy

Robert Weissman | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics
Robert Weissman

The corrupting pall of campaign-related contributions is worst in the area of government contracting, since this is where the direct payoffs to corporations from political spending are highest.

What Happened to the Chamber I Once Knew?

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Money like that gives the chamber real power, but I believe the American Dream is more powerful. I think most voters will see that real jobs, real growth, and real innovation will do more for their communities than the chamber's obstruction.

Powerful GOP-Leaning Group Has Big Plans For 2012

Reuters | Posted 07.22.2012 | Politics

By Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON, May 22 (Reuters) - The U.S Chamber of Commerce, which helped Republicans make big gains in the 2010 cong...

Dan Froomkin

Disclosure For Kochs, Rove Comes Closer | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the most consequential campaign finance loopholes affecting the 2012 race -- the one allowing big-money donors to secretly funnel...

Paul Blumenthal

Anti-Obama Group Wants To Hide Donors | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The recent district court ruling in the case Van Hollen v. Federal Election Commission that requires groups spending money on certain el...

A Movement to Reward Societal Problem Solvers

Catherine Keller | Posted 07.01.2012 | Impact
Catherine Keller

Being loud and proud isn't for everyone. But we hope corporate citizens everywhere will stand up to be counted. We'll take care of the loud part; it's up to you to help your favorite corporate citizen be proud and be counted in this year's applicant pool. After all, corporate citizenship counts.

Paul Blumenthal

One Step Closer To Disclosure For Kochs, Rove, Chamber | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A court ruling requiring non-disclosing political groups -- including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Koch brothers' Americans for ...

Congress Looks Into Walmart's Lobbying Against Anti-Bribery Law

The Huffington Post | Alice Hines | Posted 04.25.2012 | Business

Two congressmen investigating the Walmart bribery scandal announced on Wednesday that they will also begin probing Walmart's lobbying against the Fore...

ALEC Mixes Legislators, Lobbyists

New York Times | Posted 04.22.2012 | Politics

Desperate for new revenue, Ohio lawmakers introduced legislation last year that would make it easier to recover money from businesses that defraud the...

The Best Congress the Banks' Money Can Buy

Bill Moyers | Posted 06.09.2012 | Politics
Bill Moyers

After months of haggling and debate, Congress finally passes reform legislation to fix a serious rupture in the body politic, and the president signs it into law. But the fight's just begun, because the special interests immediately set out to win back what they lost when the reform became law.

Sam Stein

Labor's Top Senator Left To Save Self From Conservative Ad Storm | Sam Stein | Posted 04.06.2012 | Politics

Facing an avalanche of negative advertisements, labor’s most outspoken and visible champion in the Senate has, so far, been left to fend for himself...

Paul Blumenthal

Court Ruling: Rules Blocking Disclosure By Kochs, Rove, Chamber Invalid | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Friday evening, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued a ruling that could begin the process of revealing the id...

Dave Jamieson

Chamber-Backed Anti-Protest Bill Draws Fury Of Unions AND Tea Party | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.29.2012 | Politics

Labor unions and Tea Party activists came together at the Georgia statehouse Thursday morning to speak out against a controversial bill that they say ...

Big Businesses In Bind Over Supreme Court's Health Care Case

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.15.2012 | Business

Big business lobbying groups like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that fought hard against President Barack Obama's health care reform law want the Supre...

Chamber spends early, often on GOP congressional candidates

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Peter H. Stone, iWatch NewsFor the big-spending U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the 2012 election season began early with a flurry of hard-hitting ads in...