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Open Secrets: Are We Ready for More?

Maura Sweeney | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
Maura Sweeney

We love secrets when we can call the shots on who and what is being revealed. But are we ready for disclosure of all secrets, including those of our own?

BuyPartisan Consensus: ExxonMobil Donates $260,000 to Obama Inauguration

Steve Horn | Posted 03.23.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

Critics say it's more of the same out of an Obama Administration that in the first term had a cozy relationship with corporate patrons.

Are You Donating to GOP? Probably...

Wendy Block | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics
Wendy Block

The last thing I want to do is help elect Republicans. But every time I gas up my Prius, that's what I'm doing. And despite persistent efforts, I'm about to help subsidize the Romney/Ryan campaign.

Dino Grandoni

What Political Attack Ads Don't Want You To Know

HuffingtonPost.com | Dino Grandoni | Posted 09.04.2012 | Technology

Do you want to throw your remote at the TV when a political ad, especially one sponsored by a super PAC, interrupts your sacred "Breaking Bad" time to...

Why Santorum is Wrong to Blame the Media

Rick Sanchez | Posted 05.19.2012 | Latino Voices
Rick Sanchez

The fact is, were it not for free coverage from the big, bad media, Santorum would have been out of the race a long time ago

Top 10 Most Popular Stocks In Congress

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.22.2011 | Business

Two banks rank among the most popular stocks for members of Congress, in addition to other notable companies including Exxon Mobil and Microsoft. ...

Green News Report: September 7, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: We're back...

Clean energy drowned out in Washington by a Two Billion Dollar Juggernaut

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

Red State bloggers are all in a tizzy over an Open Secrets article showing that the American Wind Energy Association spent over $5 million last year o...

Green News Report: August 26, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Aid slowly...

Green News Report: August 24, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Egg-gregio...

Rattling a Fair Elections Foe

Wendy Block | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Wendy Block

Thanks to my work last year on the Huffington Post's citizen journalism unit, I stumped an opponent of Proposition 15, the California Fair Elections Act (CFEA).

Alternative Energy Lobbyists Gaining Power In Washington

OpenSecrets.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

[The] alternative energy industry had begun to drastically increase its lobbying spending, almost doubling its expenditures from the previous year. In...

A Different Kind Of Tournament, This Time For Federal Lobbying

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

March Madness isn't only for basketball. The Center For Responsive Politics seeds schools based on their federal lobbying efforts in what they call "T...

MAPLight.org Shows Links Between Politicians' Votes, Campaign Contributions

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's no mystery that money has become a key factor in American politics. But until now it's been difficult to show voters just how closely politicians...

Think Again: Money for Nothing?

Eric Alterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Alterman

While most in the media prefer to focus on personalities of these influential "consensus builders," "moderates," and "conservatives," they would be wiser to obey that old Watergate adage and "follow the money."

Sunlight Foundation Takes Another Look At Lobbyist Bundlers

The Huffington Post | Jenna Staul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Sunlight Foundation released a video on Thursday highlighting its investigation of lobbyist bundlers with OpenSecrets.org. The investigation, whi...

Joe Biden Won't Forget the Number of Houses He Owns

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Joe Biden was ranked 99th out of 100 senators in terms of personal wealth in 2005. That's an interesting contrast to McCain, who has forgotten the number of houses he owns.