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Time to stop being cynical about corporate money in politics and start being angry.

Are other countries as vulnerable to the effects of money and private interests in politics as we are in the United States?

The IRS is investigating whether five wealthy donors financing political advocacy groups should be paying additional taxes on their contributions. What is this tax, and why hasn't this been enforced before?

Special interest groups poured millions of undisclosed dollars into Wisconsin's 2011 Supreme Court election. But the state's new public financing system allowed the candidates to get their message to voters without relying on contributions from lawyers who appear before them in court.

After the Citizens United Supreme Court decision, corporations like Koch Industries are pushing their own political agenda in the workplace.

Are other countries as vulnerable to the effects of money and private interests in politics as we are in the United States?

Did the Tea Party set the agenda for last night's elections? Is the Blue Dog coalition done for? Nation contributors Richard Kim, John Nichols and Laura Flanders explain.

Moderates are no longer welcome in the GOP—and Democrats shouldn't try to compromise with what the party's become.

With a severely dysfunctional election system overly dependent on private cash, the control of the entire House could be in the hands of a few Democrats in safe seats.

This election season, we are witnessing an assault on democracy by multinational corporations that, freed by the Citizens United ruling, are out to get the best government money can buy.


With the soon-to-be GOP nominee collecting checks from executives of banks tied to the Libor scandal, Americans have a right to ask which team Romney is on.

July 26, 2012

The Vermont senator revealed that twenty-three billionaire families have contributed $250,000 or more to this year’s campaigns. Along with several million Americans, he seeks to amend the Constitution to restore democracy.

July 24, 2012

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