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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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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

It's time for the AFL-CIO to embrace constitutional reform.

June 26, 2012