With the Supreme Court preparing to hear a sequel to its landmark decision on money in politics, states and grassroots activists are building pressure to reconsider the role of corporations in our democracy.
North Carolina is the scene of an embarrassing national spectacle these days. But it's not the details of Edward's screwed-up personal life that constitute the chief embarrassment -- it's the trial's existence in the first place.
A large majority of U.S. voters say super PACs should be illegal, and a growing number of actions are targeting the Supreme Court decision that made them possible.
For-profit businesses have contributed $31 million to date to super PACs, independent committees that can raise unlimited funds to influence elections -- and companies in Southern states have been especially generous.
The two-year anniversary of Citizens United -- and Stephen Colbert's SuperPAC -- have pushed the issue of money in politics into center stage. The question now: How best to reign in Big Money's big influence?