Tag: Campaign Finance
Robert Faturechi: Could Scott Walker’s Legal Victory Expand PAC Superpowers?August 2015
Proponents of tighter reins on political money worry that a Wisconsin ruling about the governor’s recall campaign could carry seeds of another Citizens United.
Ciara Torres-Spelliscy: Like Man Bites DogMay 2015
The Roberts Court—and Roberts himself—upholds a campaign finance rule.
Kim Barker: Dark Money Groups Pay $1 Million in Fines in California CaseOctober 2013
Koch-connected dark money groups face largest fine in California history of campaign finance.
Kim Barker & Justin Elliott: Six Facts Lost in the IRS ScandalMay 2013
Amid the outrage, the big picture of social welfare nonprofits is easily forgotten.
Ciara Torres-Spelliscy: Somebody Give Bill Gates and Drew Faust a Copy of Citizens DisunitedMay 2013
The new book by “class traitor” Robert Monks shows a system at its breaking point—and names the twenty-four Americans who can fix it.
Andy Kroll: Billionaires UnchainedMay 2013
America's new pay-as-you-go democracy.
Lois Beckett: Senator Pushes for Investigation of ‘False Statements’ by Dark Money GroupsApril 2013
Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse, of Rhode Island, is calling for the Justice Department to do what the IRS won’t.
Kim Barker: Inside GameMarch 2013
Creating PACs and then spending their money.
Justin Elliott: Obama’s Flip-Flops on Money in PoliticsFebruary 2013
Four years, four reversals on dark money.
Robert Reich: Four Reasons Romney Might Still WinSeptember 2012
The election's not over yet, and rumors of Romney's demise are premature.
Stephen Engelberg and Kim Barker: The Flood of Secret Campaign Cash Isn’t All Citizens UnitedAugust 2012
The campaign is glutted with anonymous money because of loose FEC oversight, and the Commission is unlikely to become more assertive anytime soon.
Robert Reich: Romney’s Lying MachineAugust 2012
Every campaign is guilty of exaggerations, but Romney's lies are another thing altogether.
Robert Reich: Corporate FeelingsJune 2012
Mitch McConnell takes the corporations-are-people ethos to a new level. Now, corporations can do more than speak—they can feel.
Ciara Torres-Spelliscy: America Doesn’t Need Another CREEPMay 2012
Watergate led to a grassroots effort to clean up Washington. In the wake of Citizens United, and with the upcoming 40th anniversary of the Watergate scandal, is it time to act again?