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Campaign Finance news and analysis from The Nation
March 24, 2017
One of Trump’s Biggest Donors Thinks Cats Have More Value Than Welfare Recipients
An interview with
writer Jane Mayer on her research into the darkest reaches of right-wing political funding.
March 17, 2017
Bill de Blasio Dodges Campaign Finance Charges—but Not Ethics Questions
New York City’s mayor may have behaved like plenty of other politicians, but progressives have an obligation to do better.
January 19, 2017
At a Friendly DNC Debate, Candidates Stress Common Strategies and Goals
The Democrats vying to chair the party came out swinging against Trump—but mostly left each other alone.
November 18, 2016
The Koch Brothers’ Favorite Congressman Will Be in Charge of the CIA
Mike Pompeo is an extremist who stokes fears of Muslims and talks of executing Edward Snowden.
November 18, 2016
It’s Time to Diversify the Democratic Party Leadership
Why do the people who control the party purse strings all look the same?
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November 15, 2016
We Must Transform the Democratic Party
It’s time to abandon, once and for all, the party’s corporate centrism and addiction to big-dollar fund-raising.
November 7, 2016
Bernie Sanders’s Our Revolution Faces Its First Big Test
The organization has invested heavily in down-ballot races where a few thousand dollars can make a crucial difference.
October 27, 2016
The Billionaire Class Is Terrified That Russ Feingold Will Return to the Senate
The very rich are spending very heavily to prevent the return of a very serious reformer to the Senate.
October 25, 2016
Zephyr Teachout Is Battling Big Money and Cynicism in One of This Year’s Tightest Congressional Races
Can Teachout’s radical optimism prevail in the Hudson Valley?
October 14, 2016
Elizabeth Warren Wants President Obama to Fire His SEC Chair
In an extraordinary letter, Warren highlighted several critical shortcomings at the Wall Street oversight agency.