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Citizens United Constitutional Amendment

Paul Blumenthal

Senate Candidates Actually Debate The Insidious Influence Of Money In Politics

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The influence of money in politics was long treated as a side issue during the campaign season. But this year, in at least a half-dozen ...

Paul Blumenthal

Is Washington The Only Place Where Campaign Finance Is A Partisan Issue?

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted Monday to debate a constitutional amendment overturning the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United decision and allowing ...

Paul Blumenthal

Senators Trade Barbs Over Billionaires, Banned Books In Campaign Finance Hearing

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats and Republicans' opposing views on money in politics came into sharp focus Tuesday during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing...

Paul Blumenthal

Senate Will Vote On Constitutional Amendment To Roll Back Campaign Finance Decisions

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate will vote in 2014 on a constitutional amendment to reverse Supreme Court rulings that prevent limitations on campaign spendin...

Paul Blumenthal

Another State Takes A Stand Against Citizens United

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A coalition of national and state government reform groups announced on Thursday that Arkansas is the next battleground in the fight for...

Paul Blumenthal

States Take Lead On Post-Citizens United Efforts

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Pushback against the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision keeps growing in the states. Over the first six months of this year, even ...

Mitch McConnell Dismisses 'Absurd' Citizens United Amendment

The Huffington Post | Ashley Balcerzak | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) criticized a proposed constitutional amendment to eliminate corporate personhood rights on Friday, call...

Caitlin MacNeal

Senators Back Anti-Citizens United Amendment

HuffingtonPost.com | Caitlin MacNeal | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sens. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Tom Udall (D-N.M.) on Tuesday each proposed constitutional amendments aimed at reforming the campaign fin...

Kathleen Miles

Thousands To Vote On Overturning Citizens United

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 05.14.2013 | Los Angeles

When Angelenos go to the polls next week to choose the next mayor of Los Angeles, they will be the largest electorate to vote on a constitutional amen...

John Celock

Conservative Push Could Benefit Progressives

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics

Conservative politicians and groups are largely behind a renewed push to have the states call a constitutional convention, but a nonpartisan group ded...

Lawmakers: Overturn Citizens United

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics

The Democratic-controlled West Virginia House of Delegates voted Thursday to call on Congress to enact a constitutional amendment overturning the Citi...

Congressman Backs Citizens United Amendment

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), a vocal supporter of campaign reform, is pushing Congress to pass a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United....

New Congressman: Corporations Are 'Neither People Nor Patriots'

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock and Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

Rep. Scott Peters (D-Calif.) has been in Congress for only seven weeks, but he already supports measures to decrease the influence of money in the pol...

Kathleen Miles

CALIFORNIA VS. CITIZENS UNITED

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 02.21.2013 | Los Angeles

California voters are poised to become the largest electorate to decide whether to support a constitutional amendment that would overturn the U.S. Sup...

Paul Blumenthal

Major Reform Push On Controversial Anniversary

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics

ANNAPOLIS, MD. -- Campaign finance reformers are ringing in the third anniversary of the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United decision with dozens of ...

Voting Rights and Money Out of Politics Movements Form Historic Democracy Coalition

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

The voting rights movement and the Money Out of Politics movement are finding common ground and creating a dynamic new coalition that will make each far stronger and will together create powerful momentum for resisting the growing threats to American democracy.

Kathleen Miles

Get Ready To Vote On Citizens United

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 01.25.2013 | Los Angeles

Following the most expensive presidential election in history, Los Angeles voters are set to become the largest electorate to vote whether to support ...

Paul Blumenthal

Is New Congress Ready For Campaign Finance Reform?

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The 2012 election was the most expensive in history, with a pricetag as high as $6 billion. This staggering amount brought with it many ...

Why Money in Politics Is Still a Really Big Deal

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Money in politics remains the greatest danger to government of, by, and for the people, and the 2012 elections only made a bad situation worse.

After $6 Billion Election Campaign, Movement to Get Money Out of Politics Starts a 'Prairie Fire'

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Whether you're president, a senator or a Congressperson, most likely you owe your office in large part to money from a relatively small number of rich people.

Paul Blumenthal

States Take A Stand Against Citizens United

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In Colorado and Montana voters overwhelmingly stated their disapproval of the campaign finance climate that emerged in the wake of the S...

Why Amending The Constitution Won't Fix Citizens United

Democracy Journal | Posted 09.12.2012 | Politics

It is not surprising that most opponents of Citizens United have focused on constitutional responses. Policy ideas often start in academia, and it is ...

Paul Blumenthal

Campaign Reformers Disappointed In Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- When Barack Obama ran for president in 2008, a central tenet of his campaign was that he would not play the same old Washington gam...

Paul Blumenthal

Obama Makes Big 'Constitutional' Endorsement

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In answering a question posed to him by a member of the Internet community Reddit, President Barack Obama stated his support for a const...

Paul Blumenthal

Pelosi, House Dems Issue Campaign Dare To GOP

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House Democratic leadership stepped out of the Capitol on Wednesday to offer their full support for a package of proposed electoral ...