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A former FCC commissioner points out that the agency can simply enforce a campaign finance disclosure requirement that’s already on the books.

Americans for Prosperity rally

Under the radar, the pseudo-grassroots group Americans for Prosperity is pulling out the stops to defeat Obama.

The depressing defeat of the recall suggests that “money power” cannot be easily thwarted, even by determined “people power.”

Dollar bills

A web of right-wing groups bankrolled by billionaires dominates our politics. Our media shouldn’t let them remain in the shadows.

Ballot

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

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.

Liliana Segura on Obama's immigration policy, D.D. Guttenplan and Maria Margaronis on the UK's faltering Liberal Democrats, and Frank Askin on electoral reform in New Jersey.

The men behind the money that made Bush now want to claim the Clinton campaign. Is someone cooking the books at Hillary Inc.?

Giuliani's conservative kingmaker knows all about the ugly side of Third World debt. He invented it.

A closer look at the Texas energy interests fueling the former New York mayor's presidential campaign.

Blogs

The Nation's contributing writer’s reporting on the Koch brothers was highlighted on the show last night.

July 23, 2012

Mitt is using the Olympic opening to collect cash from bankers who are at the center of an international rate-fixing scandal.

July 20, 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

Conservative Super PACs plan to bury Obama under an avalanche of misleading attack ads. 

July 9, 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

The GOP sees no need for positive messaging. Just make them dislike Obama.

June 27, 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

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

New fundraising numbers suggest Obama can’t out-raise Romney enough to compensate for the cascade of dishonest attacks on his record coming from Karl Rove and company. 

June 7, 2012