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Corporate Campaign Contributions

Why Citizens United Kept Me From Contributing to Candidates in Campaign 2014

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 12.28.2014 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

The Supreme Court didn't directly tell me I'm not allowed to contribute to political candidates. Instead, they've just made it fairly meaningless for me to bother.

Supreme Court Won't Hear Campaign Finance Appeal

AP | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal of a decision upholding a century-old ban on corporate campaign contributions in federal election...

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,...

Actually, Corporations That Lobby and Make Campaign Contributions Get Special Benefits

Steven Strauss | Posted 02.11.2012 | Politics
Steven Strauss

While members of Congress assure their constituents that money spent lobbying them does not influence their judgment, 75% of all Americans believe it does. Recent academic studies support the public's concern.

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.

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.

Let's Thank Ronnie Earle for Tom DeLay's Conviction

Rob Patterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Patterson

I thank the lamentably neglected hero of DeLay case: former Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle, whose dogged pursuit of political corruption is the key factor in the conviction.

Target CEO Defends Contributions To Anti-Gay Pol, LGBT Community Fired Up

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A campaign contribution to a well-known anti-gay politician in Minnesota has become a rather large public relations nightmare for Target CEO Gregg Ste...