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The Rise of the Independents

Judy Frankel | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics
Judy Frankel

We're going to little league games, antique shows, NASCAR events, the mall, acting as homework helper or cabby to the kids: How can we be bothered to pay attention to politics?

Paul Blumenthal

Campaign Finance Reformers Get Back To Work

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Political money is governed by rules, regulations and Newton's third law of motion: Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Wit...

Dan Froomkin

ALEC's Strategy Shift May Yet Bring Corporate Gains

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The capitulation by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) to a grassroots campaign denouncing its positions on gun laws and v...

Abramoff Says He's Still Capable Of Making Millions

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 03.21.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Jack Abramoff is sitting in a Starbucks just south of Dupont Circle. He is not wearing his infamous black hat. Or any hat at all. He...

America's Gulag: The Money (in Politics) Behind Prison Privatization

Nick Penniman | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics
Nick Penniman

If we are to reform the prison system, and fix the other Big Problems, we must first reform the lobbying and campaign financing systems.

Climbing Everest: Get Money Out's Next Steps

Dylan Ratigan | Posted 01.15.2012 | Media
Dylan Ratigan

We live in a system of legalized bribery. You and I have committed to end it. This is a monumental task that will be achieved exclusively by our ability to form a massive, singularly focused coalition. And that's what we're doing.