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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.

President Obama is to be applauded for questioning Mitt Romney’s legacy, although his motives seem to be as opportunistic as those of Romney’s primary race opponents.

Wisconsin recall supporters

In the June 5 recall election to unseat Gov. Scott Walker and his cronies, grassroots activists are fighting millions in corporate cash.

Ballot

As campaigns against the right-wing group continue, we must fight its sabotaging of voting rights across the country.

The Republicans are a sick joke, and their narrow ideological stupidity has left rational voters no choice in the coming presidential election but Barack Obama.

Mitt Romney

With the 2012 elections projected to be the priciest ever, we must rein in the billions of influence-peddling dollars flowing toward Washington.

Why does 76 percent of the civil libertarian’s Super PAC money come from billionaire Peter Thiel, whose Palantir Technologies helps the government spy on citizens?

Blogs

Campaign-finance operations have mutated at a frightening pace each successive election since the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision—and this year may represent the apex.

October 22, 2014

Yes, they’re the “premier princes of dark money,” but the governor’s cool with that.

October 8, 2014

Could ads like this stop the Kochs from buying the Senate?

September 25, 2014

Gary Palmer claims his think tank’s funding is “almost entirely” from individuals. That isn’t true.

September 18, 2014

A grassroots citizen-driven campaign has forced the Senate to debate a constitutional response to Citizens United.

September 7, 2014

More than 1 million comments have been submitted to the US Securities and Exchange Commission calling on the agency to require that corporations disclose political spending to their shareholders.

September 5, 2014

A secret tape of a senator at a Koch brothers event becomes an issue in a key Senate race.

August 28, 2014

Documents reveal how a mining firm quietly supported Wisconsin’s governor.

August 25, 2014

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

July 29, 2014