September 12, 2014 -
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.
January 8, 2013 -
Federal lawmakers trumpeted last week's passage of the Drywall Safety Act of 2012. But thanks to the efforts of U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) on behalf of the industry lobby, the bill doesn't actually set enforceable standards to prevent contaminated drywall from ending up in people's homes.
November 5, 2012 -
The biggest corporate contributor in the 2012 election so far is a mysterious Tennessee company that doesn't appear to make anything -- other than very large contributions to the conservative super PAC FreedomWorks.
February 10, 2012 -
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) would not allow his colleagues to vote on a stronger version of a law banning insider trading by members of Congress, instead offering a substitute that stripped out disclosure provisions objectionable to some of his biggest campaign donors.