John McCain, the long-time Republican senator from Arizona, has been in the news often since Donald J. Trump said of him
It took the excitement generated by the political campaign of a self-described socialist, Bernie Sanders, to put into stark relief the extent to which the United States political system fails to reflect and respond to the aspirations of most Americans.
“We’re watching the destruction of the contribution limits, whose principal purpose was to prevent corruption.”
We've accomplished a lot in the last 95 years, but there remains more to be done to ensure a better future for all Americans
The boards and staff of Republican Party groups like Crossroads, Karl Rove’s super PAC and nonprofit duo, and like American
In June, Republicans running for Senate in Arkansas, Iowa and Colorado -- another state where the Senate contest is approaching
In Louisiana, there are no limits on how much a candidate or political party can raise from a single donor. The Louisiana
WASHINGTON -- Just one month after the Supreme Court struck down aggregate campaign contribution limits, Republican Party
Government advocates have watched with dismay as the Supreme Court has systematically dismantled campaign finance laws, all while making it harder for individual Americans to secure their right to vote. This pattern isn't just the result of the conservative justices' misreading of the Constitution.
Justices John Paul Stevens and Sandra Day O'Connor, both since retired, wrote in McConnell that the government's interest
The dissent in Wednesday's McCutcheon ruling warns of the risks of going down this very path. Justice Stephen Breyer wrote
But Waxman won the subcommittee gavel. In Congress, the initial questions about Waxman's donations to his colleagues receded
The Citizens United decision has empowered a minute number of the wealthiest individuals in the country to buy undue influence over our elections and government decisions. The decision is a disaster for the American people and will not stand the test of time.
While McCain-Feingold reduced the amount of money raised by the Republican Party, it did not empower the intra-party insurgency
By refusing to campaign in Wisconsin before Tuesday's vote, President Obama proved he has no heart for engaging in a real debate about the sources of our economic crisis.
He argued and lost at the district court level, but then prevailed last December at the Montana Supreme Court, which adopted
"While I’m disappointed that for the first time in 100 years Montanans won’t be able to rely on our corporate spending ban
Surely, there are some moderate moneymen who miss the days of Nelson Rockefeller and Edward Brooke, who recall a time when the GOP cherished common sense and revered rationality.