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Citizens United

Occupy Corporations: How to Cut Corporate Power

Bill Quigley | Posted 04.07.2012 | Politics
Bill Quigley

The legal fiction of corporate personhood and the constitutional rights taken by corporations must cease.

Boehner: Obama Super PAC Decision 'Just Another Broken Promise'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics

Hours after President Barack Obama's campaign decided to soften its stance toward super PACs, House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) slammed the ...

Blind Allegiance Is Good for Sports, Bad for Political Debate

Byron Williams | Posted 04.07.2012 | Politics
Byron Williams

The cable news shows that we watch, the radio stations to which we listen, the websites we visit, and the columnists we read too often are designed to merely validate our preconceived notions. It is comforting perhaps, but it is hardly a process that produces a more informed citizenry.

Is Money Speech?

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 04.06.2012 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

If the critics of Citizens United want to be taken seriously, they must move beyond superficial slogans and focus on the real issue at stake: When should the government be allowed to regulate political contributions and expenditures -- even if they are speech?

"Liberal Media?" Conservative Super PACs Got Over $350,000 From Media Execs, Companies in 2011

Corbin Hiar | Posted 04.04.2012 | Media
Corbin Hiar

Conservative complaints about a liberal bias in the media do not hold up, at least not when it comes to the free-spending groups known as "super PACs."

Mike Sacks

Supreme Court Leaves Clues How It Will Decide Health Reform | Mike Sacks | Posted 02.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Kaiser Family Foundation poll published as the Supreme Court went into mid-term recess last week reveals that nearly 60 percent of Ame...

Citizens United: Bad for Small Business and Bad for Democracy

Melissa Mark-Viverito | Posted 04.04.2012 | Latino Voices
Melissa Mark-Viverito

Among the victims of mega-corporate power will not only be everyday citizens and their elections, but also small businesses in our country.

While Mitt And Newt Flail, It's Time For You To Be Bold, Mr. President

Pearl Korn | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Take the money out of politics, protect Americans right to vote, and make it easier for more Americans to exercise their Constitutional rights -- three issues it's hard to oppose and can help bolster your credentials as a man of the People, Mr. President.

Citzens United Makes Endorsement In Key Race

The Huffington Post | Meghan Neal | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

The group behind the landmark decision that led to the proliferation of the super PAC endorsed Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning for U.S. Senate T...

Super PAC Disclosure Reports Reveal Out-of-Control and Corrupt System

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

The Super PAC disclosure reports being filed this week reveal an out-of-control and corrupt system that is doing enormous damage to our political system and to our democracy.

'The Public Is Fed Up With Wealthy Donors Who Manipulate Elections'

Aaron Sankin | Posted 02.01.2012 | San Francisco

A bill that would have given California voters more insight into the funding of political advertisements in the post-Citizens United era of unlimited ...

Senator Mike Lee: Constitutional Charlatan

Doug Kendall | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics
Doug Kendall

With friends like Senator Mike Lee, the Constitution needs no enemies.

Turn Off the TV? Scalia's Baffling Civics Lesson

Todd Brewster | Posted 04.01.2012 | Politics
Todd Brewster

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia offered this advice about our political process: if you do not like the rash of intensely negative campaign commercials on television this year, the ones made possible by the court's 2010 decision in Citizens United, then turn off the television.

Mike Sacks

John McCain Blasts Citizens United Again | Mike Sacks | Posted 01.29.2012 | Politics

Doubling down on comments he made earlier in the week, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Sunday's "Meet the Press" once again denounced the Supreme Court'...

President Gingrich Has a Visitor

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

Visualize a fantasy that Newt Gingrich is elected president. Immediately following his inauguration, he has a visit from Sheldon Adelson, the man who single-handedly revived his campaign.

Constitution Check: Where Does the Campaign Against Citizens United Go Next?

Lyle Denniston | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics
Lyle Denniston

Because the Constitution makes it so difficult to add an amendment to it, and because there is such a deep disagreement about the role that money is to play in American politics, the chances that an anti-Citizens United amendment will gain enough support to pass remain slim.

In the Public Interest: What Do Jon Stewart, Elizabeth Warren, and Barack Obama Have in Common?

Dan_Smith | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics

It's been a big week for calling out corporate tax dodgers.

Why Progressives Should Oppose A Constitutional Amendment to End Corporate "Personhood"

Kent Greenfield | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics
Kent Greenfield

If progressives are split, the benefactors of corporate money will have an easy job obstructing any meaningful reform. If progressives can agree on a remedial strategy, we might have a shot at getting something done.

Citizens Inundated

Timothy Karr | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics
Timothy Karr

The Supreme Court's Citizens United decision has already picked a winner in the 2012 elections: TV broadcasters.

Gingrich Donor Is Citizens United Come To Life

AP | SHANNON McCAFFREY | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

Sheldon Adelson, Casino Mogul, Becomes Patron To Newt Gingrich's Surging Presidential Campaign

Standing Up for Transparent Elections by Overturning Citizens United

Sen. Jon Tester | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics
Sen. Jon Tester

I support passing a constitutional amendment to restore accountability and transparency to federal and state elections -- ensuring that when you see a political ad on TV, you know exactly who's responsible for it.

Stopping a Citizens United on Steroids

Rep. Ted Deutch | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics
Rep. Ted Deutch

Amending our Constitution is not easy, but the ability of corporations and the super wealthy to drown out the will of the people is the defining struggle of our time.

Jon Ward

McCain Goes Off Message, Predicts 'Major Scandal' Related To Unlimited Political Giving | Jon Ward | Posted 01.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) was supposed to do a conference call with reporters Wednesday hitting Newt Gingrich on behalf of Mitt Romney'...

Mr. President: A Bit More Bold Please!

Bob Edgar | Posted 03.25.2012 | Politics
Bob Edgar

Watching Obama's address, I was struck by his failure to strike at the heart of what's wrong -- the enormous sums of money that special interests, particularly big corporations, have invested to buy our elections and the power that goes with them.

Americans Disagree With Mitt Romney: Corporations Aren't People

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 01.24.2012 | Business

Whatever Mitt Romney says, the American people aren't buying this whole "corporations are people" thing. More than half of Americans said corporat...