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Cornell Woolridge rallies against money in politics, at the Supreme Court in Washington, on Oct. 8, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Cornell Woolridge rallies against money in politics, at the Supreme Court in Washington, on Oct. 8, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $123,200

The Supreme Court invalidated the two-year aggregate limit on federal campaign contributions, which was $123,200 for the 2013-2014 election cycle. Voting 5-4 along ideological lines, the court yesterday said the caps violated the First Amendment speech rights of Alabama Republican...

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The preamble to the United States Constitution during a demonstration against the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling at the Lincoln Memorial.

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The preamble to the United States Constitution during a demonstration against the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling at the Lincoln Memorial.

Supreme Court Protest Draws Arrest

Written with Sue Decker Free speech has its limits, and that’s especially true at the Supreme Court. Noah Newkirk, a Los Angeles man, briefly disrupted oral arguments today with a protest directed at the court’s 2010 Citizens United ruling, which...

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U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) arrives at a news conference to announce new legislation 'to blunt the worst effects' of the Supreme Court's Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision.

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U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) arrives at a news conference to announce new legislation 'to blunt the worst effects' of the Supreme Court's Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision.

Citizens United Four Years Later, `Free Speech’ or `Legalized Bribery’

For all the fear of unfettered spending in politics unleashed by the landmark Citizens United ruling of the Supreme Court four years ago today, some say, the world hasn’t changed. Newt Gingrich is not president, for all the money Sheldon...

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Bloomberg by the Numbers: $185 Million

A Center for Public Integrity investigation identifies $185 million that some of the biggest U.S. companies sent to politically active nonprofit groups in about a one-year period surrounding the 2012 election. The project, which the Washington-based transparency advocacy group released...

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Mutual Funds Increasingly Support Corporate Disclosure of Donations

More mutual funds are voting in support of having corporations they’ve invested in reveal political donations to nonprofits and trade associations that do not have to disclose their contributors, according to a report out today. The Center for Political Accountability,...

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New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli waits for a news conference to begin on Jan. 7, 2013, in Albany, N.Y.

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New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli waits for a news conference to begin on Jan. 7, 2013, in Albany, N.Y.

NY Comptroller Scores Record Corporate Political Disclosure Vote

New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, wielding the power of the Empire State’s $160.4 billion pension fund, won the widest margin ever in a shareholder vote in favor of a resolution forcing corporate disclosure of political giving. The almost 66 percent...

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A Chevron Corp. station in San Francisco.

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A Chevron Corp. station in San Francisco.

Chevron’s $2.5 Mln Donation Challenged by Advocacy Groups

A coalition of advocacy groups filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission today over Chevron Corp.’s $2.5 million donation to a super-political action committee aligned with House Speaker John Boehner. Chevron’s donation to the Congressional Leadership Fund was one...

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Campaign Finance Reformers Cheer Court for What It Doesn’t Do

Advocates of stronger campaign finance regulations haven’t had much to cheer about when it comes to the U.S. Supreme Court. The Republican-appointed majority voted, 5-4,  to overturn decades worth of legislation and precedents in its Citizens United decision in 2010, and then...

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Obama’s ‘Cashier’s Window’

President Barack Obama, who pledged as a presidential candidate in 2008 to strengthen the Federal Election Commission and nominate members “committed to enforcing our nation’s election laws’, is now creating “an unprecedented vehicle for potential influence-buying, influence-selling and government scandals...

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