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Citizens United

Clues From Arizona Immigration Ruling on Individual Mandate Fate

Paul Abrams | Posted 08.26.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

The Court has already handed opponents of the law all the tools they need, i.e., Citizens United, to repeal the law through elections while leaving themselves the option of overturning it in 2014 if the right-wing is unable to purchase the Congress and president it wants.

Cole Stangler

Supreme Court Ruling Could Cut Back Unions' Political Speech | Cole Stangler | Posted 06.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The ability of organized labor to spend money on political issues recently took a hit from the Supreme Court. The case, Knox v. Servi...

Stealing Votes and Buying the Presidency: A Winning Combination to Destroy Our Democracy

Pearl Korn | Posted 08.25.2012 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Will you pick up the gauntlet, Mr. President, and make the case for why we must pass an amendment to strike down Citizens United? It will give you a strong foundation for your strategy to win in November.

White House: Supreme Court 'Missed An Opportunity'

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 06.25.2012 | Politics

The Obama administration has released a statement on the Supreme Court's decision to strike down the state of Montana's century-old law that limited t...

WATCH: Montana Gov Reacts To Supreme Court Ruling On Political Spending Limits

Posted 06.25.2012 | Politics

Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer (D) and Lt. Governor John Bohlinger (R) voiced opposition to the Supreme Court decision issued Monday striking down ...

Paul Blumenthal

Montana Gov.: 'The Facts Don't Matter' In Citizens United Sequel | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Campaign finance reform groups and elected officials in Montana and the nation's capital panned the Supreme Court's decision Monday to d...

Mike Sacks

Supreme Court Reverses Anti-Citizens United Ruling From Montana | Mike Sacks | Posted 06.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struck down Montana's century-old limits on corporate political spending, putting an end to the state's...

Saving Our Democracy: A Loud Wake Up Call

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.22.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Democracy is not a spectator sport. It is as strong and genuine as its citizens who choose and hold accountable their leaders.

Romney, Jobs And China -- Let's Connect Dots

Dave Johnson | Posted 08.22.2012 | Politics
Dave Johnson

Will Mitt Romney create jobs and help our economy, or will he just take us back to the Bush-era, send-jobs-to-China destruction that made him rich? W...

Is a Sucker Really Born Every Minute? And Are You One of Them?

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 08.22.2012 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

How can we combat lies, even from the side we favor? How do we hold our leaders responsible for the truth and stand up to the fictions perpetrated upon us by Supreme Court condoned Super PACs? The first step is simple if we think to do it. Ask questions, debate and challenge.

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...

Dictatorship of Dollars

Brent Budowsky | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

President Obama and Democratic leaders, voters, workers and donors must understand with brutal clarity that: Republicans, right-wing billionaires who...

America's Ideological Crisis

Eric Zuesse | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics
Eric Zuesse

The problem with America that is displayed in the Hobson's choice of an "election" is ideological: voters are being compelled to choose between an elitist version of liberalism and conservatism itself, which is elitist by its very nature. Progressivism has lost out in this country.

Legalizing Watergate

Gary Hart | Posted 06.23.2012 | Politics
Gary Hart

Who would have thought, forty years after the greatest political scandal and presidential abuse of power in U.S. history, that the Supreme Court of the United States would rule that the practices that fueled and financed that scandal were now legal? Yet that is essentially the effect of the Citizens United decision.

Paul Blumenthal

Obama Campaign Hits Back At Rove Group's Secret Donors | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The lawyer for President Barack Obama's reelection campaign has asked the Federal Election Commission to force Karl Rove's non-profit or...

The President's Never-Ending Campaign for Cash

Michael Winship | Posted 08.18.2012 | Politics
Michael Winship

Part of Obama's problem is that in a post-Citizens-United world the greater ratio of cash being thrown into this year's elections comes in large measure from mega-wealthy conservatives with very deep pockets.

WATCH: How to Own an Election

Bill Moyers | Posted 08.18.2012 | Politics
Bill Moyers


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.

Bad Laws Make Bad Politics

Diane Dimond | Posted 08.17.2012 | Crime
Diane Dimond

You want to know exactly where a candidate has gotten money to stage their expensive campaign? I sure do. Election campaign laws were written and passed by members of Congress -- the very people who would be held accountable to them. No wonder it's such a muddle.

Campaign Cash: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Bill Moyers | Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics
Bill Moyers

If you're visiting a candidate this summer and looking for a thoughtful house gift, might we suggest a nice super PAC? Thanks to the Supreme Court and Citizens United, they're all the rage among the mega-wealthy.

Koch Brothers Make Ambitious Political Expansion

Politico | Posted 06.15.2012 | Politics

The Koch brothers’ political operation has increasingly come to resemble its own political party -- and later this month in San Diego, it will hold ...

McConnell: Team Obama Using 'Nixonian' Intimidation

Posted 06.14.2012 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) leveled harsh criticism at the Obama campaign on Thursday, comparing the president and his team's effor...

Paul Blumenthal

Activists Organize Weeklong Hit Against Citizens United | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Activists across the country are working this week to mobilize local communities in support of a constitutional amendment to overturn th...

Tyler Kingkade

Poli Sci Prof Takes Lesson Plan From Stephen Colbert | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.16.2012 | College

Susan Grogan, a political science professor at St. Mary's College of Maryland, originally bought Stephen Colbert's Super PAC Super Fun Pack just to ad...

Citizens United Threatens to Invalidate a Century of Socioeconomic Stride and Strife

Stephen Herrington | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

Citizens United is as bad for libertarian causes as it is for social democracy causes. Neither can work in a political system where government is sold to the highest bidder and the bids have become so extremely high.