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2012 Election Spending

Election Spending Hits $2 Billion Mark Amid Last-Minute Donations

AP | JACK GILLUM and STEPHEN BRAUN | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Remarkable for its last-minute surge of contributions, the U.S. presidential election witnessed unprecedented sums of cash boosting two ...

Three Ways to Fix Our Democracy

Erik Opsal | Posted 01.26.2013 | New York
Erik Opsal

America is the world's leading democracy, but that doesn't mean there aren't improvements to be made. By modernizing registration, ending government dysfunction and combating Citizens United, we can put the people back in charge.

A Nonprofit Barely Survives the $6 Billion Election

Richard Walden | Posted 01.07.2013 | Impact
Richard Walden

To think that there was no effect on many nonprofits from so much money being used in campaigns, is fooling yourself. Just 10 percent of that figure is a huge amount of money if spent for charitable purposes.

Big Money, Big Power... And Why Small Businesses Need To Fight Back

J. Kelly Conklin | Posted 10.02.2012 | Small Business
J. Kelly Conklin

How can a small business owner feel so powerless and so misrepresented when groups abound that claim to have my back?

Outside Groups May Edge Parties In Key Races

AP | BETH FOUHY | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — Political parties and even the candidates themselves may be eclipsed soon by outside groups in key races across the country if this w...

2012 Could Emerge The Year Of Billion-Dollar Campaigns

NPR | Peter Overby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The 2012 presidential election is shaping up to be a multibillion-dollar contest. President Obama's re-election committee is expected to raise at leas...