Campaign Finance

Too Much of a Bad Thing Too Much of a Bad Thing

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

Dec 21, 2007 / Column / Nicholas von Hoffman

What to Do About Campaign Finance Loopholes What to Do About Campaign Finance Loopholes

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.

Nov 16, 2007 / Editorial / Deborah Goldberg

Hillary’s Mystery Money Men Hillary’s Mystery Money Men

The men behind the money that made Bush now want to claim the Clinton campaign. Is someone cooking the books at Hillary Inc.?

Oct 18, 2007 / Feature / Russ Baker and Adam Federman

Rudy’s Bird of Prey Rudy’s Bird of Prey

Giuliani's conservative kingmaker knows all about the ugly side of Third World debt. He invented it.

Oct 11, 2007 / Feature / Ari Berman

Rudy’s Dirty Money Rudy’s Dirty Money

A closer look at the Texas energy interests fueling the former New York mayor's presidential campaign.

Oct 11, 2007 / Feature / Ari Berman

Politics Watchdog Follows the Money Online Politics Watchdog Follows the Money Online, a Berkeley-based online watchdog, is breaking ground by using technology to track how political contributions shape legislation.

Jun 11, 2007 / Feature / Joan Hamilton

Making Elections Fair Making Elections Fair

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

Apr 18, 2007 / Editorial / Ari Berman

The Millionaires’ Primary The Millionaires’ Primary

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

Mar 12, 2007 / Feature / Ari Melber

Rich’s Stealth Campaign Rich’s Stealth Campaign

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

Oct 19, 2006 / Editorial / Peter Schrag

Spreading the Dough Spreading the Dough

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

Oct 12, 2005 / Feature / Ruth Conniff