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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?

How the politics of the super-rich became American politics.

Sheldon Adelson

How can it be that the “richest Jew in the world” can buy the foreign policy of a major party’s presidential contender and “the Jews” have somehow escaped the blame?

A week full of progressive victories—SOPA, Keystone and Wisconsin recall efforts—bring great reminders about the long game of organizing.

Dump 'Citizens United'!

We need a constitutional amendment to stem the flood of corporate money that’s poisoning our democracy.

Blogs

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

At a posh resort in Utah, the man who would be president gets together with the man who’s really in charge.

June 22, 2012

The Supreme Court’s partisan majority has made it harder for public-sector unions to engage in politics. This is not what democracy looks like.

June 21, 2012

Obama for America filed a complaint with the FEC arguing that Karl Rove’s group is a political committee, so it must disclose its donors.

June 20, 2012

Who knew that Melber can hold a brimming cocktail at an unnatural height and give political advice at the same time?

June 19, 2012

The administration appears unwilling to commit to serious campaign finance reforms. 

June 18, 2012

Ads that lie about Democrats will be the product of recent major donations to Mitt Romney, brought to us by billionares and Wall Street.

June 15, 2012

Nearly half the states have joined the fight to uphold Montana’s ban on corporate expenditures. For the Supreme Court, the pressure’s on.

June 12, 2012