citizens united anniversary
Overturning the decision is more complicated than the senator lets on.
Walter Jones says fundraising has "gotten out of hand" in Washington.
January in the year after an election is a busy time on Capitol Hill. As new members of Congress get settled in their offices and parties pick their leadership teams, political donors brave the cold to visit members of Congress they helped get elected.
In the five years since the Supreme Court decided Citizens United, the decision's impact is clear. Average American's voices are being drowned out by the outpouring of money from mega-donors and undercut by undisclosed spending by dark money groups.
"Without her, I wouldn't have won a Supreme Court case," Bossie said of Clinton. "She has a special place in my heart." But
Occupy Wall Street held an (un-)holy matrimony of a real human being to a non-human corporate "person" to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of Citizen's United, granting corporations equal rights as living things.
Candidates for the U.S. Senate this election got nearly 64 percent of the money they raised from individuals in contributions of at least $1,000 -- from just four one-hundredths of one percent of the population.
There were at least 17 constitutional amendments introduced in Congress last year to repeal Citizens United and previous
Money may have too much influence on politics, but perhaps we should address this problem by creating a government that lacks the power to reward undue influence and not by stifling free speech.
"The Citizens United ruling has unleashed a flood of shadowy, corporate money into our political process, led by Karl Rove's