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Conservative Leader Tony Perkins Is Right: Donate to People, Not Political Committees

Kimberly Krautter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kimberly Krautter

The Founding Fathers never intended for corporations of any ilk (S, 501-C, LLC, etc.) to have the same rights as individuals.

Cash, Corruption and Washington Today

Pat Choate | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pat Choate

In 1993, Sen. Patrick Daniel Moynihan (D-N.Y.) described how U.S. society was "defining deviancy down." Nowhere is this more evident than in the conduct of our increasingly lawless national elections.

Hidden Dangers of Citizens United Ruling

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

My main concern is not the money that will be spent overtly, but rather with what happens outside the public's eye -- the unseen influence which may be wielded.

The Supreme Court's Five Circus Midgets (WITH VIDEO)

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Papantonio

Fascism is a word that is overused when one political interest group is describing the bad conduct of another opposition political interest group. Th...

Does Fox News Coverage Double as GOP Campaign Contribution?

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

With its open and aggressive cheerleading for Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown last week, Fox News crossed yet another threshold in its unabashed transformation into a purely political entity.

Dark Days for Democracy

Charlie Cray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Charlie Cray

Right now, corporate America is busily undoing our ability to restrain their "speech," from commercial speech to corporate control over the media.

Arthur Delaney

Alan Grayson Petitioning Against Looming Supreme Court Campaign Finance Decision | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In response to news that the Supreme Court will hold a special public session on Thursday, which some expect could bring a highly-anticipated campaign...

Andrew Romanoff Raises $200,000 In First 21 Days

The Denver Post | Jessica Fender | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The campaign for U.S. Senate candidate-come-lately Andrew Romanoff said Tuesday that it had raised more than $200,000 in the 21 days he was eligible t...

Making Tea for 2010: Tea Partiers Fight For The Right to Robocall

Dawn Teo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dawn Teo

Conservative operatives...want to change the way elections are fought nationwide in perhaps the most irksome way possible -- by strong-arming the FEC to throw out state-level restrictions on political robocalls.

When Political Ideas Have Costs

Scott de Marchi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott de Marchi

Talk and inaction are relatively cheap for US legislators, since their own health care plan will remain the same whether or not legislation passes. Political ideas need to have a cost.

FEC Reverses Lawmakers' Self-Restriction On Corporate Jets; Senate "Should Be Furious": NYT Editorial

The New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Federal Election Commission -- the supposed referee of fair campaigning -- has just created an ethics loophole big enough for lobbyists to fly a c...

As Supreme Court Hears Landmark Campaign Finance Case, Public Funding Solution is Missing

Bob Kerrey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Kerrey

When campaign finance legislation levels up rather than limits down political speech, the result is more candidates from diverse backgrounds competing for support. Call it the ''more speech'' solution.

Candidates Turn To Lobbyists For Fundraising Help | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A number of candidates facing tough re-election bids are turning to K Street for fundraising help. July 15 was the first time that candidates' poli...

Just Say NO to Fundraising Requests from Politicians

Lawrence Lessig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lawrence Lessig

It's that time of the year again. Every quarter, just as the FEC reporting deadlines approach, politicians go on a mad scramble for last-minute donations.

FEC Says Coleman Can Use Campaign Funds To Pay Some Legal Bills

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It looks to be a split decision on former Sen. Norm Coleman's (R-Minn.) request to use campaign funds for a legal matter...

Edwards Fined By FEC For 2004 Campaign Contributions

McClatchy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Federal Election Commission is expected to order former Sen. John Edwards' campaign to pay a fine of more than $170,000 for accepting excessive co...

Sam Stein

Franken Looks For New Funds For Legal Battle | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and Al Franken's camp are exploring avenues to bolster the Democratic challenger's funds during Norm Cole...

FEC Raises Political Contributions Limit

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Federal Election Commission announced Friday increased contribution limits for the 2009-2010 federal campaign cycle. Donors may now contribute $2...

NRLC Recycles Debunked Born Alive Attacks

Emily Douglas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emily Douglas

The NRLC plans to air a radio ad nationwide charging that Obama is "responsible for killing a bill to provide care and protection for babies who are born alive after abortions."

Political Ads, Like Toothpaste, Should Be Fact-Checked

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sarah O'Leary

For reasons unbeknownst to this marketer of 22 years, the network censors, the FCC and Congressional oversight committees most often turn a blind eye when it comes to a political ad's actual factual content. The decision to air is left to the individual broadcasters, who make tens of millions of dollars each presidential election campaign cycle from advertising revenues.

Sam Stein

Norm Coleman's Possibly Million Dollar Mistake | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For Sen. Norm Coleman, 1.1 seconds could cost his campaign thousands if not a million dollars. The Minnesota Republican was caught violating campaign...

Wal-Mart Plays Fear Factor and Workers Lose

James P. Hoffa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

In an effort to push their anti-worker agenda, the corporate behemoth has begun herding its employees into mandatory meetings where the topic is simple and clear -- vote Republican, or else.

Tell the FEC to Investigate Wal-Mart for Electioneering

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
ZP Heller

If Wal-Mart broke the law by threatening and scaring employees about which candidates to vote for this November, compel the FEC to hold the company accountable.

In Victory for American Voters, Von Spakovsky Withdraws From Consideration

Laura MacCleery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura MacCleery

Federal Election Commission nominee Hans von Spakovsky's withdrawal is undoubtedly good news, and will help to assure that the FEC will be restored to its previous, albeit minimal, functionality.

DNC Files Lawsuit About Campaign Finance Weasel John McCain

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jane Hamsher

McCain's commitment to campaign finance reform is a sham, and the DNC's actions go straight to the heart of exposing this deceit and hypocrisy. Let's see if the press picks it up.