Nation Topics - Campaign Finance
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Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton will face off in the presidential race—but the real battle will be between the billionaires backing them.
Corporations are not people, money is not speech, and votes must matter more than billionaires’ dollars.
Post–Citizens United, candidates aren’t supposed to coordinate with “outside” spending groups—but even that minimal restriction isn’t being enforced.
Corporations have directed a gusher of money to climate-change deniers in Congress.
At a June, Koch-organized summit, Arizona Republican Doug Ducey begged billionaire favor by linking himself to the union-busting Wisconsinite and announcing, “I can't emphasize enough the power of organizations like this.”
At a secret meeting of elite donors convened by the Koch brothers, McConnell laid out his plan for shrinking the federal government and whined about having to vote on minimum wage bills.
The McCutcheon campaign finance ruling is only the latest in a series of bad decisions that have sparked growing grassroots resistance.
On paper, the influence-peddling business is drying up. But lobbying money is flooding into Washington, DC, like never before. What’s going on?
New IRS regulations for 501(c)(4) groups may damage the ability of everyday Americans to have an impact on the political process.
John Podesta is just the latest to make use of the White House’s revolving door for lobbyists.