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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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Move to Amend holds a rally at the Supreme Court to "Occupy the Courts" and mark the second anniversary of the Citizens United v. FEC Supreme Court.

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Move to Amend holds a rally at the Supreme Court to "Occupy the Courts" and mark the second anniversary of the Citizens United v. FEC Supreme Court.

New Campaign to Get SEC to Require Corporate Disclosure

A new campaign is beginning in Washington targeting the Securities and Exchange Commission over campaign finance. Yes, that’s the SEC — not the FEC (the Federal Election Commission). The SEC has been asked to require publicly traded companies to disclose their contributions...

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Newark Mayor Cory Booker leaps from a mobile billboard during part of the FixGunChecks.org truck tour stop.

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Newark Mayor Cory Booker leaps from a mobile billboard during part of the FixGunChecks.org truck tour stop.

Gun-Control Group Files FEC Report Listing Donors

Donors funding many of the current political ads that boost or attack candidates are being kept under wraps. But a group sponsoring a new ad campaign calling for gun-control plans from President Obama and Mitt Romney has opted for disclosure....

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Rep. Chris Van Hollen, right, Rep. Keith Ellison, left, and Rep. Steve Israel, speak about theDISCLOSE act on Capitol Hill.

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Rep. Chris Van Hollen, right, Rep. Keith Ellison, left, and Rep. Steve Israel, speak about theDISCLOSE act on Capitol Hill.

Senate to Vote on Disclosure of Political Ad Funding

Campaign finance reform groups expect a Senate vote this morning on a motion to advance legislation requiring disclosure of donors to groups that are spending millions of dollars on political ads in the run-up to the 2012 elections. Reformers aren’t...

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At the Neighborhood Assistance Corp. of America's (NACA) "Save-the-Dream Tour" at the Colorado Convention Center.

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At the Neighborhood Assistance Corp. of America's (NACA) "Save-the-Dream Tour" at the Colorado Convention Center.

Romney’s Fannie, Freddie Funds Out

Mitt Romney is trying to put the contentious Republican primary campaign behind him — starting with his investments. The party’s presumptive presidential nominee sold off his holdings in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two government-backed mortgage companies that became...

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President Barack Obama after speaking at the University of Iowa.

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President Barack Obama after speaking at the University of Iowa.

Obama Campaign Fights Bid to Keep Political Ad Donors Secret

Many political groups spending millions of dollars on candidate-centered television ads in this year’s campaign want to keep their donors secret. But they face a dilemma due to recent court rulings that require disclosure of those funding “electioneering communications.” Campaign...

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