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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.


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