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Political Donors

Donors Matter: Global Warming, Teacher Employment Law, and the 'Political Lens'

Ben Spielberg | Posted 12.02.2014 | Education
Ben Spielberg

The "political lens" reminds us that certain claims deserve a larger dose of skepticism than others. The agendas behind a movement are especially important to consider when we lack in-depth knowledge of a particular issue.

Invisible Fences Of Our Lives And Politics

Matthew Dowd | Posted 11.01.2014 | Politics
Matthew Dowd

Big donors and interest groups with agendas of all political persuasions try to keep convincing many politicians that they will be shocked if they venture too far afield. And these elected officials accept this story of an invisible fence line.

Democrats Push Election-Year Constitution Change

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-led Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday began a long-shot bid at a constitutional amendment that would limit deep...

Wanted: Modestly Enlightened Very Rich People (MERPs) for 2016

Ralph Nader | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics
Ralph Nader

Short of a mass popular resurgence, how can we break free of this destructive cycle of same-old bought and sold elections and tired rhetoric that ultimately leads to gridlock government?

Paul Blumenthal

What Happens When You Break Campaign Finance Law? You Get A Refund

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Donors found by The Huffington Post to have exceeded campaign contribution limits in the 2012 election are receiving refunds as the Fede...

GOP Groups Spilling Secrets To Donors

www.politico.com | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics

For two years, outside money was a secretive game, with deep-pocketed conservative groups refusing to detail their methods or strategies -- let alone ...

The Small Donor Revolution: Empowering Citizens to Combat Influence-Money in Politics

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

2012-08-28-scblog2.png While we cannot limit independent spending by outside groups, we can dramatically increase the role and importance of small donors in our elections and revolutionize the way campaigns are financed. Here's how.

Will Conventions Put Super PACs in the Skybox or in the Platform?

Blair Bowie | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Blair Bowie

2012-08-28-scblog2.png The sad truth is that both parties are so focused on raising enough cash to win in a post-Citizens United world that they're unlikely to take a serious look at ways to change the playing field.

Obama Jilted In 'Virtually Unheard Of' Switch

Bloomberg | Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics

Goldman Sachs Group (GS) employees have changed to red from blue. Four years ago, employees of New York-based Goldman gave three-fourths of their c...

Why I Gave One Million Dollars to Re-elect President Obama

Mel Heifetz | Posted 10.06.2012 | Gay Voices
Mel Heifetz

I just made the biggest political contribution of my life -- $1,000,000 to Priorities USA, the Super PAC working to help re-elect President Obama.

'Piercing The Veil' In Front Of Major Political Donors

2011-03-16-Screenshot20110316at9.39.25AM.jpeg | Posted 04.20.2012 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtes of California Watch. By Will Evans After recent court rulings struck down significant campaign finance limits, the next...

Politicians and Porn Don't Mix

Rick Sanchez | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics
Rick Sanchez

Ben Suky, a known pornographer who even deals in pirated porn, has donated money to both Democrats and Republicans alike. Accepting porn money now gives the term "money shot" a whole new meaning.

Justice Dept Questions If Hillary Donors Were Coerced

AP | ADAM GOLDMAN and JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On the wall of Hsiao Yen Wang's apartment, a cramped, 17th-floor public housing unit on the city's Lower East Side, are photographs of her husband, Da...

Bush's 'Rangers', CEOs, Switching Sides To Dems in '08 Race

Bloomberg | Michael Janofsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Dozens of corporate executives who backed President George W. Bush for re-election in 2004, including some of his top fund-raisers, are now helping De...