All Articles on Citizens United

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Rethinking Scale and Growth for a More Sustainable World
The Plenitude Path to Sustainability
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Corporate Campaign Cash Floods US Elections
Conservative fundraising commitment has stunned Democrats
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Money Spoke Against Disclose Act
Senate Republicans made sure this fall's elections will be drenched in corporate money. By threatening a filibuster, the minority party blocked a Democratic plan to require disclosures of business and labor contributions in campaigns. The measure was a direct response to a disastrous Supreme Court...
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Republicans Thwart New Campaign Finance Disclosure Rules As DISCLOSE Act Fails Procedural Vote in Senate
Senate Republicans today blocked legislation calling for new disclosure rules for campaign advertisements. A unified Democratic caucus generated 57 "yes" votes -- three shy of the 60 votes needed to break a Republican filibuster and allow the legislation, known as the DISCLOSE Act, to advance to an...
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Village Politics - Rebuilding Engaged Communities
How do we respond to a political landscape where Meg Whitman can spend $80 million on her primary candidacy alone? Or where, aided by the ghastly Citizen's United Supreme Court decision, right-wing groups are pledging over $200 million for the November elections. On-the-ground activism is key,...
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On the Foul Line with the Chamber of Commerce
I may be one of the only Manhattan residents not disappointed with LeBron James' televised announcement that, "This fall, I'm going to take my talents to South Beach and join the Miami Heat." You see, when the basketball superstar was contemplating signing with the New York Knicks last week, he...
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How’s That Recessioney, Oily Thing Working Out For Ya?
Let's be honest: We live in stunningly, jaw-droppingly, ridiculously absurd political times. Here's the story in a nutshell: A far-right predatory overclass has spent the last thirty years undoing the hard-fought gains of the mid-twentieth century, which had produced a robust middle class and...
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Sessions Compares Citizens United To Landmark Civil Rights Case
WASHINGTON - With all the discussion at Elena Kagan's confirmation hearing of the recent Supreme Court ruling in the Citizens United case, many Americans are probably in need of an easy primer to understand the decision, which holds that corporations, like individual citizens, can make unlimited...
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In Summer's Heat, Washington Seeks Refuge in the Loophole
I spent part of last week in Washington, DC, and the heat already was so oppressive I recalled the old story that during the summer the British Foreign Service used to classify the capital as a hardship post, allowing embassy employees to go about their official business clad in pith helmets and...
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For Clean Campaigns: DISCLOSE and Amend
As promised in the aftermath of the Supreme Court's January misruling in the case of Citizens United v. FEC -- which essentially freed corporations to spend whatever they like to buy elections and influence policymaking -- the Congressional Democrats have produced a legislative response. But, while...
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