Citizen's United

For the three decades plus that I have been in politics, I have been a passionate advocate of the clean money agenda, especially public financing of campaigns and the overturning of one of the worst decisions in Supreme Court history, Citizens United. Multiple times over the years I have been a consultant on money in politics campaigns, and have always considered it a very high priority. As someone who has done high level fundraising for many different Presidential, Senate, and House campaigns, and has been involved in a great many policy battles where I was fighting the power of big money special interests, I know well the large and pernicious power of big money in politics. No cause should do more to unite the progressive movement than doing something serious about money in politics. There’s a new money in politics issue, though, that is splitting progressives right down the middle. Read more...
Bank records released under a court order show that Western Tradition Partnership’s donors included an Oklahoma businessman, a Colorado builder and other dark money groups linked to Ron Paul. Read more...
New signs emerged Monday that a controversial nonprofit may have misled the Internal Revenue Service not only about its political activities but also about support from a purported donor. Read more...
All times are Eastern Standard Time. Take a Walk, Scott: Post-Mortem of the Wisconsin Recalls Panel; Fri, 06/08/2012 - 10:30am, Ballroom A Citizens United, Super PACs and the Fight for Our Democracy Panel; Fri, 06/08/2012 - 03:00pm, Read more...
Bruce Bartlett on Where the Right Went Wrong from BillMoyers.com on Vimeo. Bill Moyers talks with conservative economist Bruce Bartlett, who wrote "the bible" for the Reagan Revolution, worked on domestic policy for the Reagan White House, Read more...

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Warning that "American democracy in endangered," Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday proposed a constitutional amendment to overturn a Supreme Court ruling that allowed unrestricted and secret campaign spending by corporations on U.S. elections. The Read more...