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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.


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.


Democratic Senators say they’re hearing angst from the other side of the aisle about the party line on donor disclosure. 

July 18, 2012

The party has changed drastically in the past decade, and now the GOP and its allies are now vowing to defeat the DISCLOSE Act by any means necessary.

July 17, 2012

Why can't the maverick from Arizona clearly explain why he opposes the latest campaign finance reform?

July 17, 2012

 Republicans are likely to kill an important bill that would shine light on dark money in federal elections. 

July 16, 2012

Of Mitt’s top donors, ten are heavily invested in the practice of hiding vast sums of money offshore. 

July 11, 2012

The Republican strategy imperils our democracy and seeds distrust among a populace that already has little confidence in its elected leaders.

July 9, 2012

Why has Mitt opened foreign bank accounts, and why is he still being paid by Bain Capital?

July 3, 2012

The New York Attorney General has launched the first major investigation into poltical activities of supposedly nonprofit groups in recent memory. 

June 27, 2012

It's time for the AFL-CIO to embrace constitutional reform.

June 26, 2012

By striking down a century-old Montana anti-corruption law, a narrow High Court majority has removed barriers to the buying of state and local elections by multinational corporations.

June 25, 2012