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Cashing In On Obstruction: How Mitch McConnell’s Abuse of the Filibuster Benefits His Big Money Donors

January, 2013
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McConnell Looks to House for Firewall Against Campaign Finance Reform

After an election that saw unprecedented amounts of secret money, which left voters in the dark about who was trying to influence their vote, The Hill reports that more and more Republican senators are discussing the need for better disclosure laws.

Think Money in Politics is a Problem? You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet

On Wednesday, House Democrats, including Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and campaign finance reform champion Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) held a forum centered on the issue of money in politics. They showed they understood the abysmal state of how our nation’s elections our paid for — and heard grim testimony from experts that the “perfect storm of money in politics” in 2012 will only continue to get worse if we do not enact reform.

VIDEO: Sen. Durbin Speaks on Increasing Fairness and Transparency

Last week, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) spoke at a hearing of the Senate Rules Committee to discuss efforts in Congress to increase transparency in election spending and limit the influence of special interests lobbyists and corporations.

At 1:38, he explains that although he supports the DISCLOSE Act, he argues that in order to get to the heart of the problem that Congress needs to pass the Fair Elections Now Act: