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Citizens United

Who is "We"?

Paula Gordon | Posted 01.15.2012 | Politics
Paula Gordon

There are two major conditions affecting America today, conditions from which flow much else which troubles the nation. First, large, multi-national...

Hayley Miller

House Dems Take New Tack To Oust Corporate Cash From Politics

HuffingtonPost.com | Hayley Miller | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats opened another front in the battle to ban the flood of unregulated cash in politics, proposing their own version of a co...

Amend the Constitution and Overturn Citizens United

Sen. Tom Udall | Posted 01.13.2012 | Politics
Sen. Tom Udall

Our constitutional amendment will stop the growing corrosive influence of big business on our elections and on our government, but it won't pass unless the American people speak out and demand it.

From Occupy Wall Street to Occupy the Neighborhoods

Paul Loeb | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics
Paul Loeb

Like participants in previous movements for justice, the Occupiers need to avoid the false choices between protest and organizing, community building and electoral involvement, surrealist theater and the grunt work of change.

Committee In Support of the Proposed Udall Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

Ed Koch | Posted 01.08.2012 | New York
Ed Koch

Remember the maxim, "Money is the root of all evil?" It is certainly true with respect to our electoral politics. While it is necessary for candida...

The Corporate Pledge of Allegiance

Robert Reich | Posted 01.08.2012 | Business
Robert Reich

If the Supreme Court and the GOP insist big corporations are people and want to treat them as American citizens, then why not demand big corporations take a pledge of allegiance to the United States? Here is what it might look like.

Sarah Palin Sounds Off On Controversial Anti-Union Measure

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

Ohio's Issue 2, a referendum on a controversial law curtailing collective bargaining rights for public employees, picked up the endorsement of former ...

Bought Justice and the Supreme Court

Dylan Ratigan | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics
Dylan Ratigan

If belief in the integrity of the Supreme Court frays, the Court's power will fray as well. This is in no one's interest. We need a system of justice, but a system of justice that serves all of us.

Paul Blumenthal

What Obama Can Do To Fix 'National Campaign Finance Scandal'

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has been criticized before for failing to live up to promises made in his 2008 campaign on such issues as pharmac...

Citizens United Spends Big On Ohio Anti-Union Measure

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

Citizens United, a conservative nonprofit group, is launching an ad Thursday supporting Ohio's Issue 2 costing over $100,000, reports Politico. The 50...

The Corporatocracy Is the 1 Percent

C. Robert Gibson | Posted 01.02.2012 | Business
C. Robert Gibson

Antagonizing the state as the sole culprit for our grievances is disingenuous. When the people lead, our leaders will have no choice but to follow.

They Say Cut Back, We Say Fight Back

Pearl Korn | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics
Pearl Korn

It will take a whole different crop of leaders and real public servants, who can work unencumbered by special interest influence, to truly cure what ails our nation.

Hayley Miller

Constitutional Amendment Targets Citizens United Ruling

HuffingtonPost.com | Hayley Miller | Posted 01.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court may treat corporations like people who can spend whatever they want on elections, but the American people don't have t...

Secretive 501(c)(4) nonprofits report only a fraction of elections fundraising and spending

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Peter H. Stone, iWatch NewsThe conservative American Action Network, a leading independent player in last year's election, poured $26 million -- ...

Occupy the Environment

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 12.27.2011 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

We have put ourselves at the mercy of corporations whose interests are NOT aligned with the preservation of our environment, nor with good job creation here at home.

Paul Blumenthal

Money Floods State Judicial Elections

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On February 15, Wisconsin voters went to the polls to vote on a rather mundane state Supreme Court primary election. The incumbent, Davi...

A Constitutional Agenda for Occupy Wall Street

Lyle Denniston | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics
Lyle Denniston

There is much else in the proposed language of the amendment, which runs to hundreds of words, but a primary focus is its frontal challenge to the role of corporations in American and global life.

The Supreme Court, Corporations and Human Rights

Bama Athreya | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics
Bama Athreya

What will the Supreme Court do? Will it with one hand treat corporations as persons to give them first amendment protection, and with the other hand treat them as non-persons when it comes to liability for human rights violations?

Paul Blumenthal

Progressive Media Figures Seek End To Money In Politics

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The backlash against the Supreme Court's ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission continues to grow as a trio of progres...

Paul Blumenthal

Tea Party Senator Wants To Ask Business For Unlimited Money

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Freshman Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), a member of the Tea Party Caucus, is pushing the boundaries of campaign finance law by seeking to open ...

Battleground North Carolina: Democratic Women Fired Up!

Michael Carmichael | Posted 12.23.2011 | Politics
Michael Carmichael

Recognizing that women's rights will take a devastating hit if Republicans return to power in 2012, Democratic women are rising to face the challenge.

Paul Blumenthal

Corporations Try To Listen To Political Spending Outrage

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON -- Four miles north of the occupied Zuccotti Park, where protesters have urged an end to corporate influence in politics, business...

Occupy Corporate Political Spending

Jack Ucciferri | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics
Jack Ucciferri

While corporations are legally recognized "persons," the reality is that public corporations are vast, ungainly amalgamations of people and institutions. And their political influence is eating away at the fabric of our Republic with increasingly greedy mouthfuls.

Occupy Wall Street: A Bottom Up Revolution in Need of Leadership to Define Its Mission

Pearl Korn | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Many of us wondered when it would happen, what it would take to ignite a national outcry against those that are destroying the American Dream for millions for their own selfish gain.

OWS Meets Citizens United

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics
Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

My sign read, "I'm a campaign finance lawyer. Ask me about Citizens United + its solutions." I was there for 2.5 hours. Every few minutes someone would sheepishly come up and ask, "ok, what's Citizens United?"