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Money In Politics

Watering down the STOCK Act

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.

How to rein in Big Money's influence?

January 23, 2012 - 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?

Top 5 of 2011 - #1: How to Expose a Big Money Power Broker

December 31, 2011 - In our final look at Facing South's top stories of 2011, a look at how we helped push North Carolina's secretive but influential conservative benefactor Art Pope into the national spotlight -- offering not only a revealing look at Pope's influence in N.C. but the role of Big Money influence in today's political landscape.