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Trevor Potter

A Gaping Funding Chasm Between Clinton And Trump

OpenSecrets Blog | Posted 06.21.2016 | Politics
OpenSecrets Blog

Given Trump's less-than-stellar performance as a fundraiser so far, might he think about taking public funding for the general election portion of the campaign? It's an odd prospect, given Trump's oft-touted wealth -- even if he's not quite as rich as he claims to be.

Paul Blumenthal

Stephen Colbert To IRS: Let Me Make Fun Of 'Dark Money' And Super PACs Some More | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Comedian Stephen Colbert, whose gags have pointed out the absurdity of U.S. campaign finance laws since the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizen...

The Rise of the Independents

Judy Frankel | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics
Judy Frankel

We're going to little league games, antique shows, NASCAR events, the mall, acting as homework helper or cabby to the kids: How can we be bothered to pay attention to politics?

WATCH: More Money, Less Democracy

Bill Moyers | Posted 11.24.2012 | Politics
Bill Moyers

If you had reported as long as some of us have on winner-take-all politics and the unenlightened assumptions of the moneyed class, you wouldn't find the remarks of Romney and his pals all that exceptional.

TIMELINE: Colbert Super PAC's Influence Grows

Posted 01.23.2012 | Comedy

Stephen Colbert has made himself quite the fly in the ointment of the GOP primary season. More importantly, his ongoing Colbert Super PAC saga has mou...

Paul Blumenthal

Why Romney's Super PAC Stance Doesn't Make Sense | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In Monday night's GOP presidential debate, Mitt Romney attempted to sidestep questions about a pro-Romney super PAC by stating there was...

Paul Blumenthal

Corporations Try To Listen To Political Spending Outrage | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON -- Four miles north of the occupied Zuccotti Park, where protesters have urged an end to corporate influence in politics, business...

Dan Froomkin

Colbert Request to FEC Goes Too Far, Reform Groups Warn | Dan Froomkin | Posted 01.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The campaign finance reform community is by and large cheering on Stephen Colbert's pursuit of a Super PAC, seeing it as an inspired way...

Dan Froomkin

Is The Republican Super PAC Illegal? | Dan Froomkin | Posted 01.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican officials beware! Two good-government groups are warning that GOP politicians will be violating federal law if they solicit u...