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Corporate Influence

Think Again: Campaign-Finance Reform in an Age of Corporate Influence

Eric Alterman | Posted 06.11.2013 | Media
Eric Alterman

The problem, however, is that while such support is wide, it is rarely deep. Since it is an electoral-process issue, it does not frequently excite voters -- and even when it does, it usually fails to excite reporters.

Paul Blumenthal

'Independent' Watchdog Has History Of Corporate Ties

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is known in Washington as a nonpartisan budget watchdog, a central voice in calls to rein...

Where Is Obama's Windfall Profits Tax On the Oil and Gas Industry?

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics
Lloyd Chapman

The promise was displayed prominently at the top of the "economy" section of Obama's campaign website. However, the language regarding the windfall profits tax vanished in an unceremonious and abrupt manner.

One-Quarter Of U.S. Millionaires Have Smaller Tax Burden Than Middle Class: Study

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 10.13.2011 | Business

Into the debate over whether America's wealthiest citizens should pay more in taxes -- a point that Warren Buffett pressed in August, and that has lat...

Darrell Issa's Latest Investigation: The Threats of Government Transparency

Michael Keegan | Posted 07.12.2011 | Politics
Michael Keegan

At the start of the 112th Congress, Issa started the House Transparency Caucus. But curiously, since then he hasn't actually shown any interest in promoting government transparency or accountability.

At 'Summit for People,' Cautious Optimism About Ending Citizens United

James M. Russell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James M. Russell

For Annabel Park, founder of the Coffee Party USA, the influence of corporations on elections is "a cancer in our political system." Speaking by phone...