The failure of the U.S. Congress to pass any meaningful gun-safety legislation in the wake of mass shootings is driven by far more than the heavily covered left-right ideological split in both our country and our U.S. House and Senate.
Commissioner Lee Goodman, a Republican, did not respond to a request for comment through the FEC press office. The press office also denied a request for comment from one of the acting officials.
Regardless of who you supported for the nomination, and regardless of party affiliation, everyone should be grateful to Senator Sanders for embodying what real campaign finance reform looks like.
In this season of presidential electoral politics, there is much going on, but one of the most disturbing things is the massive amounts of money being spent by the presidential hopefuls. This, while even the people most clamoring for relief and change are voicing their anger over having been forgotten and ignored, is an irony not to be ignored.
Private equity managers have created a huge imbalance in the campaign finance picture with their massive contributions to super PACs. But as an industry, Wall Street writ large makes its mark in the simplest of ways: by simply giving more, by far, to candidates than any other interest group.
Dear Donald, You have already made history. Now you want to make it to the White House. Here's a suggestion: Lead on the issue of money in politics...
We are halfway through the 2016 national elections and the onslaught of political money from billionaires and multimillionaires will continue and increase. This is not the way our democracy is meant to work or the way our country is meant to be governed.
History has shown, the hard way, that democracy only works if citizens have confidence that their government is equitable and works for all the People. Not just the rich and powerful. Right now, that's not the case in America.
The race for the Democratic presidential nomination has pitted a dreamer against a realist, right? Bernie Sanders is the unrealistic one, and Hillary Clinton, the pragmatist, is the candidate who can get things done.
The private corporations that today "own" our public airwaves and fleece American citizens when we seek to borrow them back for electoral purposes are actually broadcast lease-holders who have bid for the right to use the public airwaves in return for a substantial rent and other conditions.
If you have major issues pending in Congress and lots of money at your disposal, these two super PACs are the place to make your huge, unlimited contributions and to seek influence over congressional decisions and actions.
Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm may soon appeal the Wisconsin Supreme Court decision that ended the five-county "John Doe" criminal investigation into whether Governor Scott Walker illegally coordinated with supposedly "independent" dark money groups during the 2011-2012 recall elections to the U.S. Supreme Court.
A repaired presidential public financing system would dramatically increase the amount of clean resources available to participating candidates and thereby greatly dilute the importance and impact of outside spending groups and their mega-donors.
America's continuing journey toward a "more perfect union" envisioned by our Constitution continues Monday morning on opposite sides of Washington's 1st Street, the avenue separating the Capitol from the Supreme Court.
During our Democracy Spring march from Philly to D.C. to sit-in on the steps of the capitol this week, one of my favori...
This is not about Bernie vs. Hillary, or even Democrats vs. Republicans. This is about the meaning of Democracy and the soul of America.