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The good news is that things have gotten so bad, almost everyone agrees we need to make big changes.

MoneyOut/Voters In Day

We all know the damage done by corporate money in politics. On January 19, we have the opportunity to do something about it.

The man renowned as an anti-tax ideologue is actually a typical K Street operator.

Voting

From Senate races to state and city referendums, Americans made clear they wanted to limit the corrupting power of corporate money.

Barack Obama

In the next four years—and beyond—progressives must create the political space for the president to represent the majority of Americans.

Buck McKeon

Plagued by ethical troubles, the “poster boy for pay to play politics” and Pentagon BFF is finally facing a competitive election.

Since Citizens United, corporations and foreign entities can spend unlimited undisclosed funds on elections. Here's what it looks like.

Never Mind Super PACs: How Big Business Is Buying the Election

Thanks to Citizens United, US and foreign corporations can secretly spend millions on political campaigns under the cover of trade associations.

The US Chamber of Commerce's Multimillion-Dollar Attack Plan

The nation’s top business lobby has built up a huge war chest for conservatives. But has it crossed the legal line?

Dollar bills

A web of right-wing groups bankrolled by billionaires dominates our politics. Our media shouldn’t let them remain in the shadows.

Blogs

New York’s governor should accept the Democratic challenger’s proposal for debates about corruption—and more.

July 29, 2014

Grassroots movement forces Washington to get serious about real reform of a broken campaign-finance system.

July 10, 2014

A judiciary subcommittee holds the first hearing ever on the need for a constitutional remedy to the Supreme Court’s Citizens United and McCutcheon rulings.

June 5, 2014

Near tie in Mississippi forces runoff between a conservative and a conservative who says the conservative isn’t conservative enough.

June 4, 2014

Watch John Nichols at the Kansas City Library as he talks about his book Dollarocracy.

May 22, 2014

The Kentucky Senate race figures to be among the most expensive in the country, and that's likely to become an issue itself in the race. 

May 21, 2014

Janet Yellen admits evidence of how inequality is “very worrisome.”

May 7, 2014

North Carolina Congressman Walter Jones beats the bankers, the lobbyists and the neocons.

May 7, 2014

Paul backers were ousted in an Iowa GOP state party coup.

May 1, 2014

If the New Jersey governor falters, Jeb Bush is waiting—but he has troubles of his own.

April 21, 2014