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Dave Jamieson

How Obstructionism Pays For GOP | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican senators who support a lawsuit that could shut down the National Labor Relations Board have received more than $6 million ove...

New York's Long Road to Fair Elections

Karen Scharff | Posted 08.14.2013 | Impact
Karen Scharff

The fight for serious campaign finance reform in New York State is nearing its peak with the conclusion of Albany's 2013 legislative session in late J...

Do-Nothing Congress Gives Inertia a Bad Name

Bill Moyers | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers

If you want to see why the public approval rating of Congress is down in the sub-arctic range all you have to do is take a quick look at how the House and Senate pay worship at the altar of corporations, banks and other special interests at the expense of public need.

Paul Blumenthal

Congressman's Experiment Aims To Reverse Role Of Big Money | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the age of super PACs and K Street fundraisers, the hunt for grassroots donors, those giving small sums, has become less and less imp...

Lucia Graves

News Corp. Faces Criticism Over New Political Contribution Policy | Lucia Graves | Posted 07.19.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON -- News Corporation's board of directors recently unveiled a new policy of annually disclosing all the company's political donations. But a...

Sam Stein

Top Dem Clarifies Opposition To Obama Executive Order | Sam Stein | Posted 07.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer’s office offered a quick clarification on Tuesday night to earlier comments the congressman made oppos...

Sam Stein

Oversight Chair, Fighting Obama Disclosure Order, Accused Of Doing Donor's Bidding | Sam Stein | Posted 07.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration hasn't yet tipped its hand as to when, or if, the president will sign an executive order requiring government c...

'Soul Of A Citizen' Excerpt: Taking Money Out Of Politics: A Grassroots Effort For Clean Elections

Paul Loeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Paul Loeb

Maine's Clean Elections Act passed with 56 percent of the vote, and it changed Maine's politics. By 2008, three quarters of the candidates in the state were participating.

Lucia Graves

Founding Fathers Crash Corporate Fundraisers | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Volunteers dressed up as George Washington, Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and Betsy Ross took to the streets in a trolley tour of congressional fundr...

Arthur Delaney

Republican Senators Have Taken More Wall Street Cash Than Dems Over Last 6 Years | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The 41 Senate Republicans who signed a letter of opposition to the Democratic financial regulatory reform bill have on average received 25 percent mor...

Meet UnitedHealth CEO Stephen Hemsley: Rich, Powerful, Not Yet Famous

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Business as usual for Hemsley and UnitedHealth is a chronic pattern of abuse and neglect of its policy-holders, along with a powerful political influence-peddling operation that involves costly campaign contributions.

HuffPost Breaks Another Bailout Story: Reform Groups Demand Investigation!

Lawrence Lessig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lawrence Lessig

Too many Americans believe money buys results in Congress -- an idea that heightens cynicism about our democracy and weakens civic engagement.

Blago My Pay-Go: How Not to Sell an Illinois Senate Seat

Nick Nyhart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nick Nyhart

While public financing won't eradicate blind ambition or bloated egos, it will make a political class more accountable to voters instead of big campaign contributors and take out a key thoroughfare for corruption.

Looking to Connecticut for Change

Nick Nyhart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nick Nyhart

The State Election Enforcement Commission in Connecticut announced that 75% of candidates for the state legislature have qualified and received funds under the state's Clean Elections program.

After the Wall St. Bailout: More Plutocracy, or the Rise of Net-Powered Politics?

Micah Sifry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Micah Sifry

The bailout bill, and the process by which it is being jammed through Congress, is an affront to democratic values. We can do better.