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Obama Disclose Act

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?

Sam Stein

Mitch McConnell To Obama: Leave Conservative Political Donors Alone

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 06.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a series of speeches and interviews over the past day, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) argued against adding a further...

Sam Stein

Lobbying Group For Lobbyists Demands Obama Drop Executive Order On Contracting Donations

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There are some occasions when a politician is better served facing opposition from a political entity than earning its endorsement. ...

Sam Stein

Issa-White House Confrontation Succumbs To Stonewalling

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 07.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The much-hyped confrontation between the Obama White House and House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) over a possibl...

Sam Stein

Chamber Of Commerce vs. Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 06.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An executive order being crafted by the Obama administration that would require government contractors to disclose campaign contribution...

Sam Stein

Obama Administration Drafts Executive Order On Contractor Donation Transparency

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 06.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After exhausting normal legislative avenues, the Obama administration has prepared a draft executive order that would enact some campaig...

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...