All Articles on Citizens United

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Oligarchville: How Washington’s New Rich Live
The twin explosions of post-9/11 national security extravagance and Citizens United political spending bonanza have reshaped Washington — not only in its political outlook but physically, with this New Class preferring lavish McMansions to show off their newfound wealth
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'Artful Smear' Attack Backfires as Clinton Accused of Denying Impact of Big Money
'Clinton, like our Supreme Court, ignores thousands of years of human experience in how money corrupts politics.'
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Democracy 'Waking Up' with National Movement to Reform Campaign Finance
Communities throughout the country are winning 'important victories' in the fight against big money, new report finds
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While Mega-Donors Average $1,950,000... Average Sanders Donation Still Just $27
Billionaires are dominating 2016 spending, but Bernie supporters are proving that small donors can fuel national campaign
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Jimmy Carter: Citizens United 'Gives Legal Bribery a Chance to Prevail'
Former president slams 'the erroneous ruling of the Supreme Court'
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Both Parties Agree: Selling Out Is Worth It
The lobbying industry, despite a small decline in revenue, is still the fastest way to make big bucks in Washington.
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Let’s Ask Obama to Give This Speech Next
It's time for the president to make federal contractors disclose their political spending.
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The Most Pragmatic Way to Fix American Democracy: Elect Bernie Sanders
The Democratic contest has repeatedly been characterized as a choice between Hillary Clinton’s “pragmatism” and Bernie Sanders’s “idealism” – with the not-so-subtle message that realists choose pragmatism over idealism. But this way of framing the choice ignores the biggest reality of all: the...
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The Overwhelming Consensus Against Citizens United
Year in which the U.S. Supreme Court in the Citizens United decision struck down restrictions on political spending, including secret spending by outside groups unaffiliated with campaigns or parties: 2010 Since the decision, amount in unlimited contributions that's poured into federal elections: $...
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The Devastating Cost of Monetized Elections
Corporatized and commercialized elections reach a point where they stand outside and erode our democracy. Every four years the presidential and Congressional elections become more of a marketplace where the wealthy paymasters turn a civic process into a spectacle of vacuous rhetorical contests,...
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