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What should be done about 527s--those new organizations used
primarily by Democrats (so far) to skirt the McCain-Feingold
legislation passed in 2002?

A conservative provocateur turned Senate candidate may have tried to skirt campaign finance rules.

While the Democratic presidential candidates were bickering among themselves over accepting campaign contributions from lobbyists, a far more significant political development occurred: George W.

It really is extraordinary. Bechtel is awarded the biggest reconstruction contract in Iraq without having to compete for it.

Now that the Supreme Court has upheld the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (BCRA), better known as the McCain-Feingold law, by a 5-to-4 majority, is the need for campaign finance reform over?

To declare oneself an unapologetic liberal in mainstream political debate these days is to invite abuse.

CLARIFICATION: In last week's editorial "Dean With a Small 'd,'" we mentioned Dick
Gephardt's refusal to sign a campaign-reform pledge. The pledge, which
strengthens public financing for future elections, is not binding for
the upcoming primaries. Gephardt claims it should be. (11-19-03)

Nothing deepens your cynicism quicker than the power of money in
American politics.

New Mexico is on the verge of joining
those happy few states that have acted to rein in the
extreme influence of corporate money on US politics.

Blogs

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

April 21, 2014

The GOP favorite to replace North Carolina senator Walter Jones is a longtime political consultant for the biggest predators on Wall Street.

April 17, 2014

It seems to have gone off the map entirely. 

April 15, 2014

As right-wingers highlight GOP presidential prospects in New Hampshire, the independent senator draws a packed house and standing ovations for the progressive alternative.

April 11, 2014

Eric with the latest reviews and Reed on the McCutcheon ruling.

April 8, 2014

North Carolina Congressman Walter Jones is a conservative backer of fair elections. Big Money wants him out of the House.

April 7, 2014

An excerpt from When Hollywood Turned Left, Greg Mitchell’s new e-book about the first modern campaign to secretly raise massive amounts of money.

April 6, 2014

The struggle for genuine reform is in the noblest traditions of this magazine.

April 5, 2014

The Supreme Court may want more money in politics, but the American people do not. Wisconsin towns, villages and cities overwhelmingly back a call to amend big money out of politics.

April 3, 2014

By striking down limits on aggregate campaign donations, the Supreme Court just supercharged the influence and reach of wealthy campaign donors.

April 2, 2014