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Citizens United v Federal Election Commission

Activist Comics: Constitutional Amendment

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 11.22.2014 | Comedy
John Wellington Ennis

It might seem radical to have a Constitutional Convention over something like Super PACs, the unenforceable slush funds that have flourished as the latest billionaire accessory. But you know what is even crazier? Passing a Constitutional Amendment BANNING ALCOHOL.

Citizens United? Latinos, Blacks, Wage Earners and All of Us

Maritza Stanchich, Ph.D. | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
Maritza Stanchich, Ph.D.

Beware the thinking that the midterms draw a lower voter turnout and that recently won seats will be up for grabs come 2016. For those remotely left of center, whatever that means anymore, who think that this day after the election was a mighty hangover, just wait.

An Election Day Carol

Robert Reich | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics
Robert Reich

In the early hours of Election Day, before dawn reaches the nation's capital, Justice Anthony Kennedy is suddenly awakened by someone standing next to his bed. "Who are you?" demands the Justice. "I am the ghost of Election Day Past."

Why Should the Federal Election Commission Listen to You?

Rick Claypool | Posted 10.27.2014 | Impact
Rick Claypool

You might have noticed our election system is kind of a mess. It wasn't great before the Supreme Court's disastrous Citizens United ruling -- and it's now so overrun with billionaire-backed sham campaigns and corporate sock puppet groups that it's hard to believe any candidate capable of challenging rule by the One Percent can win.

We Can Put An End to Pay to Play

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

What is Pay to Play? Commonly held, pay to play is a form of getting a special deal because you paid someone off.

Four Years Later, Super PACs Still Misunderstood

Center for Public Integrity | Marcelo Rochabrun | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

By Marcelo Rochabrun Center for Public Integrity This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, non...

If Corporations Are People, Why Aren't Their Executives Treated as Such When They Break the Law?

David Fagin | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
David Fagin

You gotta love this country. If nothing else, we're original. One on hand, the Supreme Court declares that, yes indeed, a corporation is, in fact, a ...

Igor Bobic

Harry Reid Proposes Changing Constitution To Block The Koch Brothers

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Thursday called for amending the U.S. Constitution to bar big money donors from having an ...

Wide Majorities Losing Faith In John Roberts' Supreme Court

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics

An overwhelming majority of voters would support sweeping reforms to the Supreme Court, as trust and confidence in the institution has eroded in recen...

A God Who Hates Bribes: A Religious Response to the McCutcheon Ruling

Rabbi Michael Knopf | Posted 06.04.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Michael Knopf

The impact of this phenomenon on politics and on our society is the same as bribery's. To argue otherwise reflects either a profound naïveté or the total divorcement of law from real life.

At Last! Victory For the Old System! America Takes Another Step Toward Monarchy!

Matthew Chapman | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics
Matthew Chapman

As an Englishman I'd like to congratulate the Supreme Court of the United States for bringing America one step closer to monarchy.

Ready for Hillary Courts Super PAC Skeptics

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

Like other super PACs, Ready for Hillary can trace its origins to the U.S. Supreme Court's controversial Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision in 2010, which helped paved the way for political action committees to raise unlimited sums of money to call for the election or defeat of candidates.

Amanda Terkel

Lawmakers More Likely To Meet With Campaign Donors Than Constituents, New Study Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In its famous Citizens United decision in 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court opened the door to big spending by outside groups, rejecting the ...

FEC Wants Millions in New Cash to Fix Security Woes

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 05.11.2014 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Dave Levinthal This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organi...

Audit: FEC Still in 'Significant' Danger of Hacking

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Dave Levinthal December 30, 2013 This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan invest...

White House stays mum on troubles with election regulator

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 02.22.2014 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

December 23, 2013This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organiz...

IRS Sets Its Sights on Political 'Dark Money'

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

the Internal Revenue Service is proposing new rules that could curtail "social welfare" nonprofit groups' ability to influence elections while concealing their donors.

Bernie Sanders: Billiionares Cannot Dictate Public Policy

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) delivered an impassioned speech on campaign finance on the Senate floor on Monday, blaming the Supreme Court's famous 2010...

Finishing the Second American Revolution

Joseph B. Kadane | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics
Joseph B. Kadane

There was a time when corporations were a creature of the state, set up and licensed to aggregate capital to achieve certain public purposes. These roles are now nearly reversed, but certain steps are needed to complete the process.

We the People... No More?

Darryl Woodard | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics
Darryl Woodard

Corporations are made up of people, but given their juggernaut of financial power which also gives corporations the ability to live long and prosper to borrow a phrase from Star Trek, does that make corporations people too?

Meehan stockpiling cash for future political run?

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Dave Levinthal April 17, 2013 This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan investiga...

Allen West fuels his nonprofit with campaign cash

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Dave Levinthal April 15, 2013 This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan investiga...

GOP senators urge FCC to avoid new disclosure rules

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Michael Beckel April 11, 2013This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigat...

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...

Bernie Sanders: Citizens United Decision 'Must Be Reversed'

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) introduced a constitutional amendment on Tuesday, aimed at reversing the Supreme Court's ruli...