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Next Chance To Gut Campaign Finance Law Heads For Supreme Court

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.19.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The next domino in the effort to erase campaign finance restrictions has just been pushed. A case attacking the McCain-Feingold reform l...

Plutocrats and Their Pets

Richard North Patterson | Posted 10.20.2016 | Politics
Richard North Patterson

Rubio's panders abound. But what marks this callow candidate -- and the shame of Citizens United -- is his willingness to delegate his views on vital foreign policy issues to an ignorant and imperious donor.

Paul Blumenthal

Republicans File Suit To End McCain-Feingold Reform Law, Raise Unlimited Funds | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican National Committee and the Louisiana Republican Party filed suit in federal court Friday to overturn the decadeslong ban ...

Paul Blumenthal

Supreme Court Bound? The Next Big Campaign Finance Case Set To Pick Up GOP Support | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just one month after the Supreme Court struck down aggregate campaign contribution limits, Republican Party officials are set to join wh...

Paul Blumenthal

The Roberts Court Tees Up The End Of Campaign Finance Reform | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission on Wednesday has potentially big implications for the future...

Paul Blumenthal

After Today's Supreme Court Ruling, Here's How All This Will End | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

If understanding campaign finance laws is still on your to-do list -- what's the difference between a super PAC and a 501(c)4 again? what counts as il...

Does Campaign Finance In The United States Need To Be Fixed?

Posted 09.06.2012 | College

Editor's Note: HuffPost College teamed with the International Debate Education Association to produce the following debate. Since the 1976 Buckley ...

Supreme Court Rejects RNC's Soft Money Appeal

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday reaffirmed a ban on unlimited contributions to political parties, rejecting a Republican Party appeal ...

China Versus U.S.: Clashing Monetary Paradigms

Nathan Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathan Lewis

It's absurd to accuse China of "currency manipulation." China has a policy of no currency manipulation while the US has a policy of continuous currency manipulation.

The Supreme Court and Corporate Electioneering

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Madeleine M. Kunin

The Supreme Court decision which will allow unfettered campaign contributions from corporations and unions poses a threat to the very workings of our democracy.

Campaign Finance: Back to the Era of the Robber Barons?

Jake Whitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jake Whitney

In our current political climate, this quid pro quo -- trading campaign contributions for votes -- is a serious concern. The issue is extremely important and yet no one is talking about of campaign finance.

Obama Campaign Solicits 'Soft Money' For Convention Due To Budget Shortfall

Los Angeles Times | Tom Hamburger and Peter Wallsten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Facing a large deficit in the Democratic National Convention budget, officials from Barack Obama's campaign have begun personally soliciting labor uni...

Core of McCain-Feingold Untouched

Russ Feingold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russ Feingold

Today's decision on the millionaire's amendment left the core of the McCain-Feingold law intact, and that's good news for everyone who cares about stamping out corruption in government.

McCain Friendly Charity Keeps Donor List Secret

The Swamp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In 2001, John McCain helped found a northern Virginia think tank that has frequently taken policy positions that dovetail with his and provided payche...