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Citizens United Anniversary

A Democracy for All of Us

Marge Baker | Posted 03.23.2015 | Politics
Marge Baker

January in the year after an election is a busy time on Capitol Hill. As new members of Congress get settled in their offices and parties pick their leadership teams, political donors brave the cold to visit members of Congress they helped get elected.

Citizens United at Five: Money Undermines Meaningful Participation

Michele Jawando | Posted 03.22.2015 | Politics
Michele Jawando

In the five years since the Supreme Court decided Citizens United, the decision's impact is clear. Average American's voices are being drowned out by the outpouring of money from mega-donors and undercut by undisclosed spending by dark money groups.

Why Hillary Clinton Is the Citizens United Candidate

Center for Public Integrity | Dave Levinthal | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

By Dave Levinthal, Center for Public Integrity An oft-forgotten footnote to the Supreme Court's Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission deci...

A Citizens United Wedding (Video)

Dennis Trainor | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics
Dennis Trainor

Occupy Wall Street held an (un-)holy matrimony of a real human being to a non-human corporate "person" to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of Citizen's United, granting corporations equal rights as living things.

Hey Citizen, Can You Spare $1,000? How About $10 Million?

Blair Bowie | Posted 03.23.2013 | Politics
Blair Bowie

Candidates for the U.S. Senate this election got nearly 64 percent of the money they raised from individuals in contributions of at least $1,000 -- from just four one-hundredths of one percent of the population.

Paul Blumenthal

Major Reform Push On Controversial Anniversary | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics

ANNAPOLIS, MD. -- Campaign finance reformers are ringing in the third anniversary of the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United decision with dozens of ...

"Wrong" Speech Is Also Free Speech: Citizens United at Two

Trevor Burrus | Posted 03.25.2012 | Politics
Trevor Burrus

Money may have too much influence on politics, but perhaps we should address this problem by creating a government that lacks the power to reward undue influence and not by stifling free speech.

Michael McAuliff

Dems Try Online Bid To Slow Corporate Campaign Cash Splurge | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats may be trying to keep up with the unlimited cash that corporations have been able to spend on politics for the last two years,...