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Paul Blumenthal

Republicans File Suit To End McCain-Feingold Reform Law, Raise Unlimited Funds

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican National Committee and the Louisiana Republican Party filed suit in federal court Friday to overturn the decadeslong ban ...

Paul Blumenthal

Supreme Court Bound? The Next Big Campaign Finance Case Set To Pick Up GOP Support

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just one month after the Supreme Court struck down aggregate campaign contribution limits, Republican Party officials are set to join wh...

For the Roberts Court, Facts Are Malleable

Paul Gordon | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics
Paul Gordon

Government advocates have watched with dismay as the Supreme Court has systematically dismantled campaign finance laws, all while making it harder for individual Americans to secure their right to vote. This pattern isn't just the result of the conservative justices' misreading of the Constitution.

Paul Blumenthal

The Roberts Court Tees Up The End Of Campaign Finance Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission on Wednesday has potentially big implications for the future...

Paul Blumenthal

After Today's Supreme Court Ruling, Here's How All This Will End

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

If understanding campaign finance laws is still on your to-do list -- what's the difference between a super PAC and a 501(c)4 again? what counts as il...

Paul Blumenthal

How Henry Waxman's Campaign Contributions Changed Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the news that Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) will retire at the end of the year, it's time to remember how the 20-term veteran helped...

Citizens United Decision Is the Problem, Not McCain-Feingold Law

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

The Citizens United decision has empowered a minute number of the wealthiest individuals in the country to buy undue influence over our elections and government decisions. The decision is a disaster for the American people and will not stand the test of time.

Paul Blumenthal

Fed Up With Shutdown Politics? Blame Citizens United

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Dysfunctional politics led a coalition of independent conservative groups and hardline Republican lawmakers to push for a showdown on Ob...

Paul Blumenthal

GOP Ditches Support For Key Campaign Finance Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Outside of the Tampa Bay Times Forum, where the Republican convention is taking place, independent conservative groups huddle in strateg...

Democrats Failed in Wisconsin Because They Failed Wisconsin

Robert Scheer | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics
Robert Scheer

By refusing to campaign in Wisconsin before Tuesday's vote, President Obama proved he has no heart for engaging in a real debate about the sources of our economic crisis.

Mike Sacks

Citizens United Part II: Montana Attorney General Takes A Stand

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock says that he has been so personally involved in the Citizens United sequel soon to be considered ...

Mike Sacks

Supreme Court Blocks Montana Ban On Corporate Political Spending

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 02.20.2012 | Politics

The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked the Montana Supreme Court's decision in December upholding the state's century-old ban on corporate political spen...

Rockefeller's Revenge

D. R. Tucker | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics
D. R. Tucker

Surely, there are some moderate moneymen who miss the days of Nelson Rockefeller and Edward Brooke, who recall a time when the GOP cherished common sense and revered rationality.

Colbert & Stewart Get Last Laughs on Super PAC

Anthony Gregory | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics
Anthony Gregory

Stephen Colbert's presidential run was meant to be a joke, but his Super PAC has brought in some serious dough. Along with fellow Comedy Central star Jon Stewart, he has successfully made a mockery of presidential campaign laws.

Why Progressives Should Oppose A Constitutional Amendment to End Corporate "Personhood"

Kent Greenfield | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics
Kent Greenfield

If progressives are split, the benefactors of corporate money will have an easy job obstructing any meaningful reform. If progressives can agree on a remedial strategy, we might have a shot at getting something done.

Jon Ward

McCain Goes Off Message, Predicts 'Major Scandal' Related To Unlimited Political Giving

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 01.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) was supposed to do a conference call with reporters Wednesday hitting Newt Gingrich on behalf of Mitt Romney'...

The Future of American Democracy

Rep. Dennis Kucinich | Posted 03.22.2012 | Politics
Rep. Dennis Kucinich

This is not a progressive issue or a conservative issue. This is not a Tea Party issue or a liberal issue. This is an American issue. Money is destroying our politics and our political system. The signs are everywhere.

The Washington Establishment Presents Itself with Awards

David Boaz | Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics
David Boaz

This story is not new, but it's such a perfect encapsulation of the Washington establishment that it's still worth looking at.

Campaign Finance Reform -- Now More Than Ever

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 01.22.2012 | Politics
Leo Hindery, Jr.

Now is one of those genuine turning points in electoral politics, and this time we as a nation will decide just how much influence we're going to let corporations have over our political system.

Former Senator Less Than Pleased With State Of McCain-Feingold

Roll Call | Eliza Newlin Carney | Posted 09.19.2011 | Politics

As the co-author, with Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), of the landmark 2002 ban on unlimited soft money donations, Feingold has emerged as the reform move...

Dan Froomkin

Harry Reid Solicits For Democratic Super PAC: The Race For Unlimited Funds Is On

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 08.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats outraged by the legal rulings that allowed unlimited corporate contributions to pour into the 2010 elections have taken two pa...

Russ Feingold Is Emerging as a Significant Force Against Corporate Control of Our Government

Pearl Korn | Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Perhaps President Abraham Lincoln's famous words of hope for a "... government of the people, by the people, for the people..." will yet ring true again -- with a little help from Russ Feingold and his growing movement.

Blame Grover Norquist for Dismantling Financial Services Reform, Democracy

Jane White | Posted 08.07.2011 | Politics
Jane White

If you need evidence that this country has been hijacked by special interests, look no further than the hell that compromised politicians are putting Elizabeth Warren through.

Taking Back Our Government

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 06.18.2011 | Politics
Sen. Fritz Hollings

Limiting spending in campaigns would give the senator time to listen. Lobbyists and special interests would be limited. There would be time to debate rather than fundraise. And the people would recoup their government.

Amanda Terkel

Russ Feingold Launches New Project: 'Progressives United'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When some senators retire, they decide to take lucrative lobbying jobs. Others go straight to Wall Street. But Wisconsin Democrat Russ ...