Campaign Finance

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
A person claiming to be a U.S. lawmaker—one who may or may not still purport to represent American constituents—appears to rip into his congressional colleagues in a new "tell-all" book titled The Confessions of Congressman X . "Most of my colleagues are dishonest career politicians who revel in the power and special-interest money that's lavished...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
"They know Hillary," said Republican lobbyist Ed Rogers. "And they know that she is not antibusiness." (Photo: Getty)
Now that Donald Trump has secured his position as the presumptive Republican...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Hillary Clinton's use of a so-called joint fundraising committee, through which...

Further

A year after the death of Aaron Swarz, who convinced him to take up the fight, academic and activist Lawrence Lessig has launched the MAYDAY Citizens' SuperPAC, an ambitious campaign to fight corruption in American politics by raising enough money - starting with $1 million in 30 days - to elect legislators who will pass meaningful campaign finance reform. Likening the effort to leaping off a high building, but also "the beginning of hope," Lessig describes his "unstoppable walk to political...