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The overwhelming number of Supreme Court cases cited by Justice Anthony Kennedy in his decision were intended to protect the unique First Amendment rights of media outlets, not all corporations. 

In recent primaries, winners clinched nominations by spending big.

What if campaign finance reform took a page from baseball's playbook?

Republicans are trying to roll back the clock on campaign finance limits. Haven't they been paying attention?

By equating money with free speech, is the Supreme Court defending the right of the rich to steal elections?

Hillary Clinton's touting her expertise over Obama--but is experience at political attack, mega-fundraising and cronyism really all that desirable?

Political reporters are fixated on the candidates' endless money chase and the expected flood of corporate funds into shadow campaigns. But they have forgotten why we care.

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.


Romney’s corporate donors and big business background make him a dangerous choice for “CEO of America.”

September 28, 2012

A US court of appeals reversed a lower-court decision that would have potentially forced some outside groups to open their books and reveal dark-money donors. 

September 19, 2012

The American Bankers Association, a powerful bank lobbying group, has voted to take advantage of Citizens United and will now spend undisclosed corporate money for bank industry-friendly candidates this year. 

September 6, 2012

Electoral victories are necessary but not sufficient. Uprooting inequality and restoring prosperity requires much more.

September 4, 2012

The president’s support for an amendment the constitution to overturn Citizens United is a big deal. But will he use Charlotte to position as the 2012 race’s real reformer?

September 3, 2012

A collection of transportation companies threw a party for Congressional leaders, using a neat trick to avoid breaking the rules. 

August 28, 2012

Members are taking money from the bank once again, as memory of the “fail whale” recedes.

August 24, 2012

Crossroads GPS ads are supposed to simply be educational—so why are they suddenly being pulled in Missouri?

August 21, 2012

Every week, Nation interns try to cut through the echo chamber and choose one good article in their area of interest that they feel should receive more attention.

July 27, 2012