campaign contributions

Art Pope think tank behind campaign to discredit and defund Medicaid

December 17, 2013 - The Civitas Institute, a conservative think tank founded and bankrolled by N.C. budget director Art Pope, sought funding to portray the Medicaid program as "failed" and to urge funding cuts, according to leaked documents obtained by The Guardian. The effort comes as the McCrory administration wants to privatize management of the public health insurance program for the poor and disabled.

McCutcheon, McConnell and the threat of corruption

October 7, 2013 - The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in an important case tomorrow about aggregate campaign contribution limits -- and it will make time to hear the even more extreme arguments of U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) that campaign contribution limits in general are a burden to free speech. What would happen to our democracy should McConnell prevail?