Kathy Kiely

Kathy Kiely, a Washington, DC-based journalist and teacher, has reported and edited national politics for a number of news organizations, including USA TODAY, National Journal, The New York Daily News and The Houston Post. She been involved in the coverage of every presidential campaign since 1980.

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Saturday, October 01, 2016
Doing What the Feds Won’t on Corporate Political Disclosure
The Securities and Exchange Commission won’t do it ; Congress is emphatically against the idea . But if you think it’s impossible to get corporations to draw back the curtain on their political contributions in the post- Citizens United era, don’t tell Bruce Freed. Operating on a budget that’s less...
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Friday, September 16, 2016
Guess Who’s Winning the Argument on Trade?
(BillMoyers.com Editor's Note: In the midst of a presidential campaign that has been more about Donald Trump’s braggadocio, Hillary Clinton’s emails and their respective health records than the nation’s future, at BillMoyers.com we’re hoping to generate some discussion and debate on issues that...
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Saturday, August 06, 2016
The Making of Donald Trump, As Told by a Journalistic Nemesis
Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter David Cay Johnston isn’t happy with the way the press has been handling Donald Trump. “The coverage has been extremely poor in my opinion,” Johnston, who at 67 clearly still enjoys making trouble, pronounced at no less a lions’ den than the National Press Club on...
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Friday, June 17, 2016
What Matters More than the NRA’s Money
Another disturbed young man with a high-powered weapon. Another massacre. And once again, the question: Why, with polls showing broad majorities of Americans favoring tighter restrictions on who can purchase firearms and what types of weaponry that can be offered for sale, have lawmakers refused to...
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Thursday, June 02, 2016
Money Merry-Go-Round: Emails Show How Wall Street Execs and Alums Crafted Trade Bill
Foreign corporations could sue to undermine US protections for consumers’ health, safety and financial security under a provision added to the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal (TPP) after executives of big banks pressed the nation’s chief trade negotiator, himself a former big-bank...
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‘Our Congress:’ Protesters Say Democracy Is Awakening Views
Monday, April 18, 2016
‘Our Congress:’ Protesters Say Democracy Is Awakening
Chanting “ Our Capitol!” and “ Our Congress!” in a colorful parade that stretched from the top of Capitol Hill to its base, an unusual mix of demonstrators on Sunday managed to turn the too often esoteric issues of campaign finance and election law into matters worthy of genuine passion. On the...
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