All Articles on Citizens United

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Hey Hillary, The Problem Isn’t Just Citizens United
When Hillary Clinton called for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United v. FEC this year, it took a lot of folks by surprise considering the PACs and corporate leaders who donate to her campaign for the presidency, her paid Wall Street speeches, and her on-again off-again on-again...
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Why Overturning Citizens United Isn’t Enough
You don't have to think our democracy works perfectly to be appalled at Donald Trump's attack on it.
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Breaking the Fourth Wall of Democracy
In an election when our political system has been on trial, Donald Trump is putting it to the ultimate test.
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Does Big Money Still Matter?
During the past few months, I’ve been flying around the country talking about my new book Corporate Citizen? , which deals with money in politics and our privately-financed elections. (I’ll be talking about the book in New York October 27th .) One of the fair questions I’m asked is whether campaign...
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Democrats' Embrace of Corporate Cash Isn't Pragmatic, It's Ideological
Democrats were once ardent opponents—at least in word—of the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, which has, as the New York Times editorial board noted , "thrust politics back to the robber-baron era of the 19th century." They were also proponents of the view that corporate money, no matter...
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Blow for Transparency as Supreme Court Rejects Wisconsin Corruption Case
"Today's decision means that, for now, the people of Wisconsin will not know what special interests are secretly bankrolling their politicians"
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Doing What the Feds Won’t on Corporate Political Disclosure
A tiny Washington nonprofit is trying to do what Congress and the SEC won't.
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Leaked 'John Doe' Docs Offer Stark Look at Post-Citizens United Landscape
Exposé speaks to 'mounting sense of public unease about the cozy relationship between politicians and big business,' writes the Guardian
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Koch Brothers Waging War Against Local Effort to Expose Dark Money
South Dakota residents in November will vote on Initiated Measure 22, which seeks to remedy the state's problem of political corruption
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Don't Be Fooled By Small Donations to Presidential Campaigns
Is $69 the new $27? When Bernie Sanders ended his run for the Democratic nomination, the small donor narrative seemed over for this presidential cycle. But last week, small donors roared back, reportedly fueling Donald Trump and the Republican National Committee’s huge July fundraising take. At a...
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