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MAPlight.org, a Berkeley-based online watchdog, is breaking ground by using technology to track how political contributions shape legislation.

The modern campaign finance system is broken. Congress should pass laws that will fix it.

As America embarks on the longest, most costly presidential race in history, Russ Feingold is asking Congress to apply the brakes.

Howard Rich is pouring big money into leveraging our electoral system to
serve his libertarian agenda.

How can the left build a new majority? EMILY's List has a big piece
of the answer.

Tom DeLay's indictments open the door for Congress to overhaul current
lobbying laws and fix the broken system of campaign finance,
redistricting and electoral laws that foster misconduct on both sides
of the aisle.

Contrary to popular opinion, large donors dominated
fund-raising even more than usual in the 2004 election cycle.

To hear conservatives describe it, the only video appearances that hurt John Kerry more than that of Osama bin Laden were those of Hollywood celebrities, who united behind his candidacy as never

This article is adapted from Sifry and Watzman's just-published Is That a Politician in Your Pocket? Washington on $2 Million a Day.

About half of the largest ballot-counting corporation, Election Systems & Software (ES&S), is owned by the Omaha World-Herald Company, which publishes the city's conservative daily newspa

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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

Christie joins Bush, Walker and Kasich at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s Las Vegas bash.

March 30, 2014

The billionaire casino magnate is wondering on whom to place his bets.

March 25, 2014