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President Obama's About Face on Big Money Inaugration Donors

The Center for Public Integrity is out with a piece detailing who donated to President Obama's second inaurguation. After largely rejecting big money from corporations, unions, and special interests for his first inauguaral celebration, this time he no such qualms, with more than $18 million coming from those entitities.

From the article:

Mitt Romney: Corporations are people, but I don't know about those teachers unions

Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney criticized political spending by teachers unions today, saying, “I think we have to get the money out of the teachers' unions going into campaigns.”

Let's do some math.

RNC Seeks Even More Corporate Control of our Elections

This week the Republican National Committee (RNC) filed a brief in federal court seeking to overturn a 1908 law (yes, 1908!) that banned corporations from giving directly to candidates. The RNC claims that due to the recent Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v.

Faith Leader Calls Out Influence of Big Money, Lobbyists

Last Friday, after a week of marching, attempting to meet with their Congressperson, and camping out on the Mall as part of the Labor Movement's The 99% Take Back the Capitol, a prayer vigil, organized by Faith Advocates for Jobs, was held in front of the capitol and attended by more than 1,000 people from around the country.

NEW REPORT: For Hire: Lobbyists or the 99%?

Public Campaign released a new report, For Hire: Lobbyists or the 99%, which shows how corporations, by paying huge amounts of money for Washington, D.C. lobbyists, are able to pay little, if any taxes.

The Chronicles of Money, Politics, and Good Riddance to an Old Nemesis

Here's a recap of Public Campaign and Public Campaign Action Fund's (PCAF) work from November 7 through November 18, 2011.

Pay What?

A study released today by the Institute for Policy Studies showed that 25 out of 100 of the top earning CEO's were actually paid more in compensation than their company's paid in federal taxes.

The Chronicles of Money, Politics, and the "Silly Criticism" That Isn't Silly At All

Here's a round-up of Public Campaign and Public Campaign Action Fund's work for the week of Aug 8-Aug 12, 2011.

Really, Mitt...Really???

"Corporations are people, my friends."
-Mitt Romney, Iowa, August 11, 2011

The Chronicles of Money, Politics, and the Roberts Court 5's Love Affair with Corporations and Big Money Interests

Here's a round-up of Public Campaign and Public Campaign Action Fund's work for the week of June 27-July 1, 2011.