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How ‘Citizens United’ Is Helping Clinton Win The White House

The Center For Public Integrity | Annum Masroor | Posted 04.07.2016 | Politics

Hillary Clinton fashions herself as the ultimate general in a war against big-money politics....

Buying Influence from Hillary Clinton: The Perils of Oversimplification

Mark Olmsted | Posted 04.04.2016 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

I think we are rather missing a major point about money in politics, at least in the United States.

Carina Kolodny

Facebook Donates $10,000 To Politician Fighting Gay Marriage | Carina Kolodny | Posted 08.14.2014 | Technology

Facebook made a $10,000 donation in May to the reelection campaign of Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes, who has received national attention for fighti...

Walmart No Longer Most Charitable Big U.S. Company: Report

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 07.16.2013 | Impact

Though giving is still far below pre-recession levels, charity from the big business sector rose last year -- but not by much. The Chronicle of P...

Corporate Donations Grew 12% Last Year, Individual Donors Lagged: Report

Reuters | Posted 08.18.2013 | Impact

* Giving USA report shows donations up 3.5 pct, still lag 2007 peak * Corporate gifts up 12.2 pct, bequests down * Envi...

Weep for the Senate

Gary Hart | Posted 07.05.2013 | Politics
Gary Hart

By the time we reach the 2014 election, almost one third of the current Senate will have resigned in the past three elections. Recent reports indicate that those formerly considered to be virtually automatic candidates are rejecting the opportunity to seek the vacated seats.

Make A Lawmaker 'Wear' The Logos Of Their Financial Backers

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics

Leave it to the innovative hive mind of Reddit to find creative ways to get results. It started on Wednesday, when an article about a NASCAR-inspi...

Petition Suggests Lawmakers Should Wear Logos Of Financial Backers

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics

From the depths of the White House's "We the People" petition website comes this cause created on Tuesday, hoping to force congressional lawmakers to ...

Duke Energy Forgives $10 Million Line Of Credit To DNC

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

The Democratic National Committee will not have to repay the full $10 million line of credit from Duke Energy -- the country’s largest electric powe...

Former Goldman Sachs VP Named Dems' Finance Chair

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.), a former Wall Street executive, will serve as the national finance chairman for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Commit...

Corporations Helped Found GOP Dark Money Group

ProPublica | Justin Elliott | Posted 02.14.2013 | Business

Some of the nation's biggest corporations donated more than a million dollars to launch a Republican nonprofit that went on to play a key role in rece...

Paul Blumenthal

Obama's New Campaign Gets Very Mixed Reaction | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The relaunch of President Barack Obama's reelection campaign as an issues-based nonprofit called Organizing for Action (OFA) has been me...

Paul Blumenthal

Which Corporations Funded the RNC Convention? | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican National Convention in Tampa, where former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney accepted the presidential nomination of the Rep...

Andy Birkey

Boy Scouts Get Big Money From Corporations Despite Anti-Gay Policy | Andy Birkey | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Published in collaboration with The American Independent Corporate foundations have given millions to the Boy Scouts of America and its subdivision...

Why Companies Aren't Just Writing Checks To Charities Anymore

Posted 01.20.2012 | Impact

Charitable giving is up, but executives aren't just throwing money at causes anymore. They're focusing on engaging their employees in volunteerism, a ...

Limiting Real People from Politics Hurts Us All

Sharon Bonner | Posted 03.11.2012 | Denver
Sharon Bonner

The U.S. Constitution mentions voting rights more than any other right. But both locally and nationally, we are witnessing organized efforts to limit eligible voters from casting their ballots.

Paul Blumenthal

Political Disclosure Doesn't Harm Corporate Bottom Lines: Report | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Corporations should not fear disclosing their political spending, says a report co-authored by a Harvard Law School professor and the wa...

Amanda Terkel

Al Franken Calls For More Robust Senate Agenda | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.18.2011 | Politics

MINNEAPOLIS -- Former Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) seems to have few Democratic allies in Congress interested in rejecting corporate dollars and undisc...

Amanda Terkel

Russ Feingold: 'The Democratic Party Is In Danger Of Losing Its Identity' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- Former Wisconsin senator Russ Feingold issued Democrats a dire warning at the annual Netroots Nation conference here on Thursday...

House GOP Chairmen Raking In Contributions From Business Interests

The Washington Post | Dan Eggen and T.W. Farnam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The new Republican leaders in the House have received millions of dollars in fresh contributions from banks, health insurers and other major business ...

Citizens United v. United Citizens: Building a Movement to Drive Money Out of Politics

Gideon Rosenblatt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gideon Rosenblatt

Dissatisfaction with our political system runs much broader than the progressive community, and it would be a huge mistake to frame the current threat to American democracy as a solely progressive issue.

Amanda Terkel

SOLID GOLD: Bay Area Gym Franchises Split With Parent Company | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Gold's Gym is facing a backlash from LGBT activists over its CEO's $2 million donation to American Crossroads, the conservative political group affili...

Citizens United Ruling Thrusts IRS Into Watchdog Role--With Loopholes Galore

WASHINGTON POST | T.W. Farnam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Supreme Court's decision this year in Citizens United, which lifted campaign spending restrictions for companies and interest groups, has indirect...

Sam Stein

MoveOn Puts Out Closing Ad, Casting Corporate Donors Against Average Citizens | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the last round of ads it will run before the election, the progressive advocacy group is going back to the well, raising the specter of ...

New Leader In Political Giving

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Amid this year's heated debate over corporate campaign cash, the top donor to House and Senate campaigns is a company that was an also-ran in politica...