All Articles on Citizens United

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Jared Kushner's Unconscionable Conflicts
It's as bad for a government official to look as if he's lining his pockets as for him to actually do so, because the appearance of corruption undermines public trust just as readily as the real thing
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Extreme far-right Vice President of the NRA Wayne LaPierre speaks during CPAC 2018 February 22, 2018 in National Harbor, Maryland. Views
Stopping Mass Shootings: Less Finger Pointing, More Action
Find a point of intervention and go to work.
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"Raising huge sums of money not only gives your campaign resources but is crucial to gaining recognition as a viable candidate by the main parties." (Photo: DonkeyHotey/flickr/cc) Views
Grassroots Candidates Tout Small Average Contributions
At a time when elections are increasingly dominated by big money, touting that your average donor gives only $44 is meant to signal to voters that your campaign represents regular people.
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"Government funding bills are no place for anti-democratic measures like these that are designed to keep corporate and billionaire money secret and allow more of it into the political process." (Photo: Getty ) Views
Conservative Riders Would Unleash More Big Money In Politics
Given the fact that most Americans know that too much money in the political system is disrupting our democracy, it’s no wonder conservative lawmakers are trying to sneak these provisions through.
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  A 2012 protest against the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United decision by Occupy Miami activists. (Occupy Miami photo via Flickr.) Views
How Citizens United Continues to Transform Money in Politics
Years after Supreme Court ruling, a majority of Americans assign a lot of blame for dysfunction in the political system to "wealthy political donors" and "money in politics"
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Recognizing Populist Demand, Gillibrand and Booker Swear Off Corporate Cash
In making pledge, Gillibrand and Booker join a small group of their Senate colleagues—Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Maria Cantwell and Bernie Sanders—who have also vowed to reject corporate PAC donations
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 "Sanders then invokes the growing citizen movements demanding real change – Medicare for All, fair taxes on billionaires, trade deals that help working people not multinationals, a $15 minimum wage, free tuition at public colleges, universal childcare, equal pay for women, criminal justice reform and more." (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) Views
Can Democrats Catch a Wave in 2018?
Democrats won’t build an enduring majority for the profound reforms we need without a clear explanation of why we are in the mess we are in, who did it to us, how we get out, and how the country and the vast majority of working people will benefit.
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Watch: Bernie Sanders' Response to Trump State of the Union
"Here's the story that Trump failed to mention..."
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Striving for 'Best Plutocracy Money Can Buy,' Koch Brothers Plan to Dump $400M in 2018 Midterms
"This is why we need to overturn the terrible Citizens United Supreme Court decision and move to public funding of elections."
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The Trumpy Awards, Round Two: Worst Anti-Democratic Action
Not only does Trump not respect traditional democratic norms, his core notion of presidential powers is fundamentally authoritarian.
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