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Citizens United

Mike Sacks

Occupy Wall Street Makes Official Call To Amend Constitution | Mike Sacks | Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics

Efforts to amend the Constitution to declare that corporations are not people and money is not speech gained support in two notable New York forums th...

End the Obscene Amounts of Money in Campaigns

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

By limiting incumbents to raising money in their own districts and limiting challengers to specific matching amounts maybe we would finally get to where people in a particular district actually make their own decisions on who will represent them.

Mitt, Son of Citizens United

Robert Reich | Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

Romney and Citizens United were made for each other. Other candidates have quietly set up Super PACs of their own, but Mitt's unique ties to the biggest money pits enable him to take unique advantage of the Court's scurrilous invitation. He personifies the 1 percent.

Sam Stein

GOP Field Sobers Up On Super PACs | Sam Stein | Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics

TILTON, N.H. -- The rapid rise and far-reaching impact of super PACs -- the well-financed non-party groups that helped carry former Massachusetts Gov....

McCain Slams Citizens United, Throws Romney Charge Back At Obama

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just two days after the first votes in the race to pick a Republican presidential nominee, Sen. John McCain said it's time to wrap thing...

Could Democracy Be Destroyed in the Name of Free Speech?

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

Let's face it -- the wealthy have always had a more powerful voice than the poor or the middle class. But corporate money has the capacity to tip the scales so far that even near balance is virtually impossible.

Pity Poor Newt Gingrich

Robert Weissman | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics
Robert Weissman

Pity poor Newt Gingrich. Alright, I admit it's hard to muster much pity for Gingrich. Still, he now stands as not the first, but the most recent, pr...

Serious Questions Exist About Legality of Presidential Candidate Super PACs

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

Congress needs to pass legislation to protect the integrity of the nation's campaign finance laws and ensure that candidate-specific Super PACs are not used as vehicles to circumvent candidate contribution limits.

Mike Sacks

Montana Supreme Court Brushes Aside 'Citizens United' | Mike Sacks | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Montana Supreme Court has put itself on a collision course with the U.S. Supreme Court by upholding a century-old state law that ban...

Iowa Kicks Off the Media's Mud Season

Timothy Karr | Posted 03.05.2012 | Media
Timothy Karr

It's estimated that American television viewers will see political ads aired more than 200,000 times by the first week in November. What we're far less likely to see is any explanation of who really sponsors these ads.

Citizens United Against Newt

Jonathan Schmock | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Schmock


Jason Linkins

Romney, Gingrich Predict They Will Either Win Or Lose In Iowa, Unless They Don't, Depending On When You Ask | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

There's only a few hours left before the Iowa caucuses, which means in a few hours, the Iowa Caucuses are going to happen. Time for stressed out candi...

Double Barrel Blast From Big Sky Country: Montana Rejects Citizens United

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics
Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

In the context of Montana's low cost elections, unlimited corporate spending could have a particularly pronounced impact -- discouraging every day citizens from participating in the political process.

Occupy Phase II: The Supreme Court

C. Robert Gibson | Posted 03.03.2012 | Politics
C. Robert Gibson

While Occupy has made great strides in influencing the public dialogue, there is still a troubling void where a central, unifying rallying cry should be. Social movements can't be powered by raw emotion forever.

Five Right-Wing Political Obstacles That Must Be Sidelined

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 03.02.2012 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The first midterm election in the post-Citizens United universe was a Republican rout. Going into 2012 I fear that the smug predictions of an inevitable Obama reelection are premature.

Attacks Turn Nasty In Iowa

AP | By PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 03.01.2012 | Politics

By PHILIP ELLIOTT, ASSOCIATED PRESS CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- So much for Iowa Nice. It's more like Iowa Nasty. In a state whose Midwestern civility...

With the Presidential Election, It's Alarming What These Super PACs Are Doing

Dominic Carter | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics
Dominic Carter

A Super PAC attack ad is coming to a TV near you soon. If you reside in Iowa, and New Hampshire, you have already been flooded by them.

Hate the Players and the Game: How Legal Corruption Is Eroding Our Democracy

Shadi Bushra | Posted 02.21.2012 | Politics
Shadi Bushra

One refrain that has hurt Gingrich's campaign is the allegation that he did something illegal in accepting $1.6 million from Freddie Mac. As Newt's experience shows, there are plenty of ways to be involved in Washington corruption without breaking a single law.

Jason Cherkis

Occupy Y'All Street: Three Generations Try To Escape Poverty Through Occupy Columbia | Jason Cherkis | Posted 12.22.2011 | Politics

This is the third in a series of stories and short films on under-publicized Occupy sites. The first is here. The second is here. Stay tuned in the co...

Paul Blumenthal

19 Words Could Mean Big Disclosure Of Secret Money | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hidden within the mammoth omnibus appropriations bill crafted by House, Senate and White House negotiators is a 19-word change to a ride...

The Rich Are Different From You and Me: They Don't Care About Jobs and Their Money Buys Politicians

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 02.15.2012 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

The rich use their money to legally bribe politicians to support policies that favor themselves over the middle class in the auction that we call elections. And the policies they support are different from those supported by the majority of middle class Americans voters.

2011: The Year Corporations Attacked Democracy

Bob Burnett | Posted 02.15.2012 | Politics
Bob Burnett

For 80 years, Americans have feared robots, worrying they might one day rule the world. In 2011 we realized our real enemies are not robots, but multinational corporations, who have declared war on democracy.

Working to Eviscerate the Laws They Are Supposed to Support

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

The three Republican Commissioners on the six-member FEC have once again shown their disdain for the nation's campaign finance laws they are supposed ...

Mike Sacks

Supreme Court Debates Again Whether Corporations Are People | Mike Sacks | Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

This article is in collaboration with The Dylan Ratigan Show's "Mad As Hell" series. WASHINGTON -- A multinational oil company will be coming to th...

Dismantling Corporate Power: A Call to Action on the Anniversary of Citizens United

Rebecca Tarbotton | Posted 02.13.2012 | Green
Rebecca Tarbotton

How do we unite our efforts to drive through changes to our tax system, our trade system, our electoral system, and our judicial system that will reverse the balance of power and put citizens in charge of corporations rather than the other way around?