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Disclose Act Vote

Exposing the Scare Campaign Against the DISCLOSE Act

Miles Rapoport | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics
Miles Rapoport

The case for DISCLOSE, which would bring into the open hundreds of millions of dollars in now-hidden political giving, is so compelling, so self-evident, that a credible, logical argument against it is nowhere to be found.

Romney, the Senate GOP and the Right-Wing Secrecy Machine

Michael Keegan | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics
Michael Keegan

Yesterday, Senate Republicans voted, for a second time in two days, to continue their filibuster of the DISCLOSE Act, a bill that would simply require outside groups spending money on elections to tell the public where their money comes from. At the same time, not surprisingly, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is in hot water for failing to disclose more than the minimum of personal tax returns and seemingly lying about his history at the company that made his fortune -- all while we know that a portion of his wealth was hidden in infamously secretive Swiss bank accounts. Senate Republicans and Romney are spending a lot of time and energy this week to keep their financial histories secret. It's only natural to ask: What do they have to hide?

Dan Froomkin

14 Republicans Voting Against Disclosure Who Voted For It In 2000

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Back when Democrats were pushing for limits on campaign spending, the Republican Party line was that full, immediate disclosure of polit...

The DISCLOSE Act and the Public's Right to Know

Bob Edgar | Posted 09.13.2012 | Politics
Bob Edgar

Before every election, Americans are exposed to thousands of political messages. Information about who is paying for all that speech is vital to our ability to assess it and make decisions about which candidates we want to support.

Senate Republicans Block Debate On Campaign Finance Bill

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans on Thursday stood fast in blocking legislation requiring special interest groups running campaign ads to identif...

Sam Stein

Schumer Makes Concession To GOP With Hopes For One Vote On DISCLOSE Act

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Democrats have offered a compromise to Republicans in hopes of getting just a solitary vote tomorrow on sweeping campaign finance disclosure la...

DISCLOSE Act Faces GOP Filibuster In Senate

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is imploring Republican senators to allow a vote on new campaign finance disclosure requirements, warning th...

Sam Stein

Schumer, Gibbs Push DISCLOSE Act Vote Even With Likely Filibuster

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Democrats pledged to hold a Tuesday vote on broad changes to campaign finance disclosure, despite a growing belief that the party lacks the vot...