campaign finance reform

Campaign Donations Reflect the Sharp Split in Congress Among Republicans

Campaign Donations Reflect the Sharp Split in Congress Among Republicans
The Republican split that defines this year’s presidential campaign has been on display in Congress for years, with the most conservative wing battling party leaders on issues from spending to immigration. A ProPublica analysis of campaign donations highlights just how profound this gap has become in the House of Representatives. “Sometimes,” Hasen said, “self-interest can trump ideology.”
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Clinton Campaign 'Getting Nervous' as Sanders Lead Increases

Clinton Campaign 'Getting Nervous' as Sanders Lead Increases
Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders said Saturday that he thinks the Hillary Clinton campaign is "getting nervous about the kind of energy and enthusiasm our campaign is bringing forth."
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Rep. Winkler, MN GOP Square Off on Campaign Finance In Tense Debate: Full Video

Rep. Winkler, MN GOP Square Off on Campaign Finance In Tense Debate: Full Video
Minnesota mailboxes will likely continue to be flooded with campaign flyers, many of them negative, that don’t disclose who paid for them because of what Rep. Ryan Winkler (DFL-Golden Valley) calls “campaign finance law loopholes.”
“The public deserves to know if you’re on their side or only care about the people who bought your election,” Winkler said, introducing his campaign finance disclosure provision that he said requires disclosure of “who is paying when you are trying to get somebody in office or out of office.”
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The PAC to End All PACs: Pro-Reform MayDay Gets Huge Chunk from LinkedIn Co-Founder

The PAC to End All PACs: Pro-Reform MayDay Gets Huge Chunk from LinkedIn Co-Founder
Dark money has a white knight: the MayDay Political Action Committee. LinkedIn Co-Founder Reid Hoffman just made a $1M donation to the organization who's end goal is self-annihilation.
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The PAC to End All PACs: Pro-Reform MayDay Gets Huge Chunk from LinkedIn Co-Founder

The PAC to End All PACs: Pro-Reform MayDay Gets Huge Chunk from LinkedIn Co-Founder
Dark money has a white knight: the MayDay Political Action Committee. LinkedIn Co-Founder Reid Hoffman just made a $1M donation to the organization who's end goal is self-annihilation.
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The PAC to End All PACs: Pro-Reform MayDay Gets Huge Chunk from LinkedIn Co-Founder

The PAC to End All PACs: Pro-Reform MayDay Gets Huge Chunk from LinkedIn Co-Founder
Dark money has a white knight: the MayDay Political Action Committee. LinkedIn Co-Founder Reid Hoffman just made a $1M donation to the organization who's end goal is self-annihilation.
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WI Judge: Campaigns Aren't Corrupt Enough, Let's Have Shady Groups Deal with Candidates Directly

WI Judge: Campaigns Aren't Corrupt Enough, Let's Have Shady Groups Deal with Candidates Directly
A federal judge in Wisconsin ruled that constraints on coordination between soft money groups and candidates was unconstitutional, basically blowing the lid off of any spending caps and solidifying the burgeoning plutocracy so replacing the US' former, less corrupt, version of democracy.
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Newt Gingrich's Twisted Idea of Election Reform

Newt Gingrich's Twisted Idea of Election Reform
Newt Gingrich is coming out now and saying big donors like Sheldon Adelson, who donated millions to his 2012 presidential campaign, have too much power. And his idea of election reform is ludicrous.
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Insecure Commission: SEC Dumps Proposal Requiring Companies to Disclose Political Spending

Insecure Commission: SEC Dumps Proposal Requiring Companies to Disclose Political Spending
Since 2011, more than 640,000 Americans have written to the Securities and Exchange Commission, which regulates the stock market and publicly-owned corporations, to support a proposal that it require companies to report their political spending to stockholders and the public. The commission responded last week by unceremoniously dumping the proposed rule from its 2014 agenda.
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Citizens United, Part 2?

Citizens United, Part 2?
Ian Millhiser of the Center For American Progress explains why the McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission case could destroy what little remains of real campaign finance reform
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