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Why We've Been Duped by Presidential Fundraising Numbers

Linsey Pecikonis | Posted 07.21.2015 | Politics
Linsey Pecikonis

Just last week, the political establishment was a flurry with news over which 2016 presidential candidate raked in the most money. Ever since the Ci...

Paul Blumenthal

How Government Works To Help The Rich And Not You | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics

The issue of big money in politics is receiving increased attention as the country barrels toward a presidential election cycle where all spending rec...

Paul Blumenthal

Where Campaign Finance Reformers Actually Won On Election Day | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Midterm voters boosted Republican power in Arkansas by electing all Republicans to statewide office, enhancing the party's control of th...

Paul Blumenthal

Tallahassee Voters Said No To Big Money, Corruption In City Politics | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After wealthy donors helped fuel the most expensive midterm election in history, voters in Tallahassee, Florida, passed a referendum to ...

Fake Kentucky Senate Candidate Is Brutally And Hilariously Honest

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics

Represent.Us, an organization that seeks to "end the culture of legalized corruption that has come to define modern politics," has put up fake candida...

Zach Carter

WATCH: This Guy Spilled Bags Of Money At A Political Fundraiser To Make A Point About Derivatives | Zach Carter | Posted 12.16.2013 | Politics

Letting a Wall Street lobbyist write your legislation is a surefire way to catch flak from campaign finance watchdogs. Rep. Jimes Himes (D-Conn.) lear...

How One State Senate Just Screwed the Whole Nation

Josh Silver | Posted 08.24.2013 | Politics
Josh Silver

What happened in Albany last week has major implications for national anti-corruption efforts that are central to making progress on the issues that you care about most, yet keep losing. Health care, climate change, education, financial oversight, military spending... the list goes on.

Great Myth of 2012: $6 Billion Election 'Didn't Change Much'

Josh Silver | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics
Josh Silver

For those of us who care less about partisanship and more about what our elected officials actually do -- or fail to do -- once in office, the 2012 election portends a bleak future.