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What should be done about 527s--those new organizations used
primarily by Democrats (so far) to skirt the McCain-Feingold
legislation passed in 2002?

A conservative provocateur turned Senate candidate may have tried to skirt campaign finance rules.

While the Democratic presidential candidates were bickering among themselves over accepting campaign contributions from lobbyists, a far more significant political development occurred: George W.

It really is extraordinary. Bechtel is awarded the biggest reconstruction contract in Iraq without having to compete for it.

Now that the Supreme Court has upheld the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (BCRA), better known as the McCain-Feingold law, by a 5-to-4 majority, is the need for campaign finance reform over?

To declare oneself an unapologetic liberal in mainstream political debate these days is to invite abuse.

CLARIFICATION: In last week's editorial "Dean With a Small 'd,'" we mentioned Dick
Gephardt's refusal to sign a campaign-reform pledge. The pledge, which
strengthens public financing for future elections, is not binding for
the upcoming primaries. Gephardt claims it should be. (11-19-03)

Nothing deepens your cynicism quicker than the power of money in
American politics.

New Mexico is on the verge of joining
those happy few states that have acted to rein in the
extreme influence of corporate money on US politics.

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Even America’s leading conservative magazine can’t swallow the campaign finance prosecution of John Edwards.

April 20, 2012

Without any input from Congress or the courts, federal regulators could force publicly traded companies to disclose political donations. 

February 24, 2012

Complaints have been filed with state and federal official regarding Illegal use of tax exempt status by billionaire David Koch.

February 24, 2012

There’s mounting pressure from the Hill to crack down on outside money in politics.

February 22, 2012

The Obama campaign already appears to be fundraising for its Super PAC—starting in the financial sector.

February 8, 2012

The bulk of Romney’s fundraising comes from the 1 percent of the 1 percent.

February 1, 2012

When the candidate with the most endorsements and money can't get half of Florida GOP voters to back him, that signals problems in November.

January 31, 2012

If Newt Gingrich does make it into the White House, he will have a “direct and personal debt” to billionaire Sheldon Adelson.

January 30, 2012

How can Americans overturn corporate influence in government?

January 20, 2012

A week full of progressives victories—SOPA, Keystone and Wisconsin recall efforts—bring great reminders about the long game of organizing.

January 20, 2012