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Two Former State Attorneys General Arrested For Corruption

Reuters | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

By Jennifer Dobner SALT LAKE CITY, July 15 (Reuters) - FBI agents arrested two former Utah attorneys general at their homes on Tuesday...

Paul Blumenthal

Bombshell Corruption Case Shines Merciless Light On How Politicians Raise Money

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- California state Sen. Leland Yee, a Democrat running for secretary of state, was arrested March 26 as part of a wide-ranging federal inv...

In Defense of the Student-Athlete

Emily Layden | Posted 04.28.2014 | Sports
Emily Layden

The popular dialogue surrounding college sports too often gets around to this single, gross generalization: Athletes are not capable of the same academic achievement as their non-athlete counterparts.

Christina Wilkie

Christie's Mansion Fund Collected Millions From Political Favor Seekers

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In January 2010, as newly elected New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) took office, there was a major change at the top of the Drumthwacke...

What Metra and Transit Agency Improvements Will We Achieve?

Madeleine Doubek | Posted 10.20.2013 | Chicago
Madeleine Doubek

With news of another group looking at fixing our transit oversight in Illinois, we wonder what will be the legacy of the Metra Memogate? What will we have accomplished?

I'll Have What She's Having: How a So-called Retirement Expert Would Worsen Our Retirement

Jane White | Posted 06.24.2013 | Business
Jane White

If public pensions are run professionally why did the SEC vote in 2009 to curb "pay to play" practices among public sector pension managers?

'Pay-to-Play' Corruption: Chevron, Campaign Contributions and Government Contracts

Craig Holman | Posted 05.05.2013 | Politics
Craig Holman

At the height of the 2012 elections, Chevron Corp. gave an unprecedented $2.5 million campaign contribution to a super PAC intimately tied to House Speaker John Boehner. The problem: Chevron Corp. is a government contractor.

Matt Sledge

House Candidate Hit With 'Pay-To-Play' Allegations

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- A new report is raising questions about California House candidate Eric Swalwell's relationship with campaign contributors -- but a spokes...

Understanding Pay-To-Play Academics

Charles Ferguson | Posted 07.22.2012 | Business
Charles Ferguson

Over the last thirty years, in parallel with deregulation and the rising power of money in American politics, significant portions of American academia have deteriorated into "pay to play" activities. No where is this more pronounced than in the realm of economics.

John Celock

Chris Christie Ally Proposes Curtailing Unions' Political Clout

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

A close legislative ally of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) is planning to introduce a bill that would curtail the political power of unions in the...

Michael McAuliff

Tea Party Candidate Seen Doing Business With Campaign Donors

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More details have emerged about Republican Indiana Senate challenger Richard Mourdock taking campaign donations from people who may have...

Once Again, Academics Get an F When It Comes to Retirement Math

Jane White | Posted 06.19.2012 | Money
Jane White

As an advocate for 401(k) participants, the only thing more frustrating for me than not being able to get Capitol Hill to make the plans walk and talk like pensions is tackling "innumeracy" on the part of academics who portray themselves as experts.

Pay 2 Play: Democracy's High Stakes -- Documentary Examines Impact of Citizens United

Joan Brunwasser | Posted 12.24.2011 | Entertainment
Joan Brunwasser

The era of digital video and social media don't make citizen journalism possible, but mandatory. PAY 2 PLAY explores ways to reclaim our campaigns from the highest bidder.

Is Public Education Still Free If It Costs Money?

Posted 07.29.2011 | Education

An Ohio school district is the latest to implement a controversial "pay to play" policy, reports The Wall Street Journal. Medina Senior High, faced wi...

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Wonderland

Robert Weissman | Posted 07.10.2011 | Politics
Robert Weissman

It's a good rule of thumb: If the U.S. Chamber of Commerce -- the trade association for large corporations -- is whipped up about something, there's p...

Dear Legislators, Support Education and Avoid Being the Next Ozymandias, King of Kings

Jessica Levinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jessica Levinson

There must be a way to exert influence beyond one's reign or term. And, of course, there is. Education.

Ex-'Car Czar' Reportedly Close To Settlement On Pay-To-Play Scandal

AP | MARCY GORDON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday postponed a vote to settle a case with the Obama administration's former auto in...

Trading Places: Fraud in the Commodities Market

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vivian Norris

In the past six months a huge fraud concerning manipulation and racketeering in the silver market (and now it seems also gold) looks like the making of a horror film.

Swiss Banker's Reaction to U.S. Treasury Hiding A.I.G. Loss

Iris Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Iris Mack

Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan are being subsidized by the Federal Reserve. Why can't the Fed instead subsidize Americans who want a job? How stupid do they think the American taxpayer is?

Rattner's Case Just Another Chapter in a Frightening New Trend

David Spencer Seconi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Spencer Seconi

When pension funds are caught up in scandals, it is not the embarrassment of the funds that should be making headline news, but rather the fact that they are playing with future security of millions of workers.

Changing Politics as Usual: Why We Need Andrew Romanoff, the Grassroots Choice

Michele Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michele Swenson

Obama supporters are being told that they should support the "president's choice" for Colorado's U.S. Senate seat, and that it is good that Bennet collects huge sums of corporate money.

Supreme Court Backs Plutocracy, Targets Arizona Clean Elections Matching Funds

Michele Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michele Swenson

The Colorado Citizens (Publicly-Funded) Campaigns Initiative 53 is not modeled on Arizona and other states' public funding initiatives that use matching funds to level the election playing field.

New Mexico Needs a 12-Step Program

Julia Goldberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Julia Goldberg

KUNM, New Mexico's public radio station, has been soliciting "State of the State" commentaries, following Gov. Bill Richardson's last State of the Sta...

Source: Bill Richardson To Be Clear Of Fed Pay-To-Play Probe

AP | BARRY MASSEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SANTA FE, N.M. — A dark cloud over Gov. Bill Richardson's political future has lifted after the federal government's decision against indictment...

Blago Bracketted

Shawn Healy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Shawn Healy

Obama's straight and narrow contrasts with Blagojevich's down and dirty, and it is no wonder that one man sits in the White House while the other awaits a federal home of a different variety.