Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 09/12/2014 - 17:49
A resolution to amend the U.S. Constitution and overturn the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision lifting restrictions on money in politics failed in the Senate this week on a party-line vote. But voters support such an amendment by a wide margin, and pro-reform activists vow to press on.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 09/05/2014 - 19:03
Two election cycles after the landmark Supreme Court decision loosening restrictions on corporate money in politics, research is emerging that assesses its impact on our political system -- and it finds that the decision has disproportionately benefited Republicans, especially in North Carolina and Tennessee.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 09/04/2014 - 12:59
With money pouring in from groups that don't have to disclose their donors, this is being called the "Dark Money Election." But a number of innovative initiatives are underway to limit money in politics and to promote reforms that give political power back to ordinary Americans.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 05/23/2014 - 18:08
The agency has postponed indefinitely a hearing on new regulations for social welfare nonprofits that have pumped hundreds of millions of dollars from anonymous donors into elections.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 02/06/2014 - 21:10
Bipartisan legislation was introduced in Congress this week that would help tip the balance of political power back toward the people and away from wealthy special interests -- and it's already finding considerable support among members and advocacy groups.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:21
A January 2010 Supreme Court decision further opened the floodgates to money in politics -- and inspired a growing grassroots push for reform.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 10/09/2013 - 16:20
Under fire for using his personal fortune to buy elections, North Carolina's leading conservative financier denies giving money to super PACs -- but campaign finance watchdogs say his denial amounts to playing word games while he's building a "government of the obscenely rich, by the obscenely rich, and for the obscenely rich."
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 10/07/2013 - 20:35
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?
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 09/20/2013 - 16:42
A private political nonprofit that does not have to publicly disclose its donors is running TV ads across North Carolina touting the governor's agenda amid widespread criticism and slipping poll numbers.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 09/12/2013 - 19:25
The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments next month in McCutcheon v. FEC, a case that has social justice advocates worried about how looser campaign finance limits worsen America's growing wealth gap.