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Senators Erroneously Receive Threatening Letters After Agency's Snafu

Center for Public Integrity | Dave Levinthal | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics

By Dave Levinthal, Center for Public Integrity The Federal Election Commission has issued 21 U.S. Senate candidates — both Democratic and Republi...

Congress Stalls On 'Long Overdue' Investigations

Center for Public Integrity | Dave Levinthal | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics

By Dave Levinthal Center for Public Integrity Leaders on two U.S. House committees acknowledge that parallel investigations into computer security...

Mitch McConnell Nets Massive Fundraising Haul

AP | ROGER ALFORD | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky banked nearly $2.3 million since July, pushing his over...

Supreme Court Contemplates More Political Bribery Amidst Shutdown

Josh Silver | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Josh Silver

Welcome to the age of government shutdowns, $7 billion elections, and a blatantly pay-to-play Congress with the lowest approval rating of all time at just 10 percent.

Syria: Pro-War Senators Took 83% More Money From Military Industry

Josh Silver | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics
Josh Silver

As soon as Foreign Relations Committee members take money from the very companies that stand to make millions from military action, we the people can no longer be unequivocally sure that they are making decisions purely on the merits of what's best for our nation.

Liberal Groups Turn Tables On Conservatives

Center for Public Integrity | Michael Bekel | Posted 08.01.2013 | Politics

Democrats have become the kings of super PACs. With Congress fighting over gun legislation and immigration, and 2014 midterm races already simmerin...

Wal-Mart's 'Invisible Army' of Lobbyists

Al Norman | Posted 09.21.2013 | Business
Al Norman

By 2012, six out of 14 Wal-Mart's direct lobbyists had worked in Congress. In that same year, Wal-Mart retained a total of ten outside lobbying firms, bringing its total legislative agent count to 79 lobbyists -- of which 64 were revolving door lobbyists.

Eric Cantor Unveils Plan To Redirect Public Campaign Funds To Pediatric Research

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) has announced plans to introduce a bill that would redirect federal funds to pediatric research at the Natio...

Disgraced Ex-GOP Senator Heading To Court

McClatchy | Posted 04.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A federal judge this week will confront the surprisingly important fallout from former Idaho Republican Sen. Larry Craig's 2007 bathroom...

DSCC Files Complaint Over Conservative Groups That Shield Donors

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) is set to file a complaint on Monday with the Federal Election Commission arguing that conservativ...

Disgraced Former GOP Senator Runs Into More Trouble

AP | JOHN MILLER | Posted 08.12.2012 | Politics

BOISE, Idaho -- Former Republican U.S. Sen. Larry Craig of Idaho was sued Monday by federal election regulators who contend he misused some $217,000 i...

Semana Latina: Political Campaign Money Eroding The American Dream

Gabriel Lerner | Posted 08.08.2012 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Lerner

While huge donations roll in, the mobilization of ordinary citizens and traditional outreach designed raise public awareness, conventional but tested tools behind electoral victories, will decrease.

How Obama Can Be a Non-Partisan President

Jacqueline Salit | Posted 09.17.2011 | Politics
Jacqueline Salit

Independents have made it plain enough that they don't like partisanship, they don't like ideological dogmatism and they don't like.... well, parties. Even if they vote for them.

Bachmann Donations Questioned By The FEC

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The fundraising prowess of Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) is being called into question this week, as Roll Call reports that the FEC is asking her c...

Palin FEC Filing: See Where SarahPAC Is Spending The Most Money

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

JUNEAU, Alaska — Sarah Palin's political action committee contributed at least $87,500 to candidates she's endorsed in the last few months, acco...

Assemblyman Jim Tedisco Fails To Report

PolitickerNY.com | Jimmy Vielkind | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Assemblyman Jim Tedisco's Congressional campaign committee--which was just terminated after his failed bid against Scott Murphy this spring--failed to...