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Mr. President: Include This In the State of the Union...Please

Paul Abrams | Posted 03.23.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

The president should tell us, as is true, that the state of the nation in 2012 is "better" than it was when he took office.

Citizens United: How Did it Happen? (VIDEO)

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 03.22.2012 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

The anniversary of the ruling in Citizens United vs. FEC is an opportunity to review how this transformative decision was reached -- the perfect storm of politicized jurisprudence, corporate entitlement and a narrowly tilted bench.

Unhappy Anniversary

Bill de Blasio | Posted 03.22.2012 | Politics
Bill de Blasio

Today marks the unfortunate two-year anniversary of the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling that opened the floodgates for undisclosed spending in ...

Mike Sacks

Occupy The Courts Clashes With Supreme Court Police | Mike Sacks | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Occupy movement came to the Supreme Court on Friday to protest the Citizens United decision on its second anniversary. What began as...

TIMELINE: Colbert Super PAC's Influence Grows

Posted 01.23.2012 | Comedy

Stephen Colbert has made himself quite the fly in the ointment of the GOP primary season. More importantly, his ongoing Colbert Super PAC saga has mou...

On 2nd Anniversary of Citizens United: Why the Right, Left and Center Should Support Getting Money Out of Politics

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Preserving American democracy, preventing political bribery and corruption, and insuring that every citizen has an equal voice in choosing their representatives should be a cause supported across the political spectrum.

2012: The Year of the Super PAC?

Rep. David Price | Posted 05.31.2012 | Politics
Rep. David Price

Money is not speech, and corporations are not people. The true measure of our success is the well-being of each American, not the wealthy's stock market payouts or corporate profit margins.

Occupy Our Courts Comes To Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.20.2012 | Detroit

Protesters gathered outside the Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse in downtown Detroit Friday afternoon, joining the nationwide Occupy Our Courts protest ...

We the People

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

We face a choice. Americans can let Citizens United remain the law of the land, or we can have a functioning democracy. We can't have both.

Court's Decision Will Not Stand the Test of Time and History

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

Citizens must and will overcome the damage done to the country by five Supreme Court Justices who valued the right of corporations to influence elections over the right of citizens to be protected from corruption of their government.

Paul Blumenthal

Stephen Colbert's Super PAC Mocks Anti-Coordination Rule | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

This is the final part of a five-part series by The Huffington Post about Stephen Colbert's ongoing exploration of the nation's campaign finance laws....

Reversing Citizens United

Doug Kendall | Posted 03.22.2012 | Politics
Doug Kendall

Do we need a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court's ruling in Citizens United v. FEC? Should opponents of the ruling pressure the Supreme Court to reverse course, and also seek changes in the composition of the Court through the appointment process? The answer is yes.

Condoms for Corporations?

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

Here's a thought, now that the Citizens United ruling affirms corporate personhood, and the leading Republican of the litter declares that "corporatio...

WATCH: Colbert's Amazing Interview With Retired Supreme Court Justice

Posted 01.20.2012 | Comedy

It's been widely reported that politicians have been warned against appearing on "The Colbert Report" for fear of Stephen Colbert using comedy tricker...

Battle Over SOPA Shows Why Corporations Need First Amendment Protection

Peter Scheer | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics
Peter Scheer

Call this new institution, the corporate power brokers of Silicon Valley and other digital meccas across the country, the Fifth Estate. Pulling the plug on SOPA was the occasion for their political coming out.

Roberts Court: Wreaking Havoc on 2012 Elections

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

The Supreme Court decision in the Citizens United case is wreaking havoc on the 2012 elections. The Court has opened the door wide to future scandals ...

Dan Froomkin

Coalition Takes New Tack To Uncover Corporate Political Spending | Dan Froomkin | Posted 01.19.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- It used to be against the law for executives to spend funds from their massive corporate treasuries to directly influence elections. But...

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,...

Citizens United Turns Two: Democracy Is Not a Game

Liz Kennedy | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics
Liz Kennedy

After two years of growing public opposition and mounting evidence of the damage of uncontrolled money in politics, the Court should reconsider its decision in Citizens United.

Paul Blumenthal

Stephen Colbert Copies Karl Rove In Secret Money Quest | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

This is part four of a five-part series by The Huffington Post about Stephen Colbert's ongoing exploration of the nation's campaign finance laws. Read...

Mandate Transparency on the Anniversary

Lisa Gilbert | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics
Lisa Gilbert

If you're not a campaign finance wonk, then you may not have noted that a significant anniversary will arrive on this weekend on January 21st.

Report: Pepco Spends More Money On Lobbying Than On Taxes

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 01.19.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Pepco is not only the most hated company in America. According to a new report, the D.C.-area electric utility is also one of the "Dirty...

Paul Blumenthal

Mr. Super PAC Goes To Washington | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

This is part three of a five-part series by The Huffington Post about Stephen Colbert's ongoing exploration of the nation's campaign finance laws. Rea...

Obama Pledge Creates Hurdle For 2012 Group

Politico | Glenn Thrush and Kenneth P. Vogel | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics

Last spring, Sean Sweeney -- a co-founder of Priorities USA Action, Barack Obama's not-so-super super PAC -- rode an elevator up to a donor's office a...

What TV Harms Children More: Seeing a Person Murdered or Seeing a Person Naked?

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 03.18.2012 | Media
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

I am all for protecting children where they need protection, but my view is that far more harm comes from the barrage of violent, criminal activity on TV rather than from profanity and nudity.