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The Money Behind Keeping Students in Debt

On Wednesday, Senate Republicans blocked passage of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act, a bill that would alleviate heavy debt by fixing interest rates and giving borrowers the ability to refinance both private and public loans.

Pro-Scott Brown Super PAC Funded by William Koch

A new report filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) shows that a pro-Scott Brown super PAC is funded almost entirely by Oxbow Carbon, the company controlled by William Koch, the lesser-known brother of Charles and David Koch. The group, America 360, recently spent $200,000 on mailers in the Massachusetts Senate race to benefit Sen. Brown.

A tale of two fundraisers: Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown

On Wednesday night, Massachusetts Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren and her opponent Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass) are both holding campaign fundraisers.

Warren is hosting a policy team trivia night fundraiser in Somerville, Ma.—the cost to attend is $20 per person or $100 for a team of five. Brown’s is a little different—he will be at Chef Michel Richard’s restaurant Central in Washington, D.C. where individuals need $1,000 to attend (and $2,500 to host).

The Chronicles of Money, Politics, and a New York State of Mind

Here's a recap of Public Campaign and Public Campaign Action Fund's (PCAF) work from March 26 through April 13, 2012.

Sen. Brown Makes Good on Outside Money Pledge

Back in January, in an effort to mitigate the influence of outside spending in their Massachusetts senate race, Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) and his opponent, Elizabeth Warren, made a deal. The agreement assesses a penalty on the candidate who benefits from outside advertising, equal to 50 percent of the advertising expenditure. The penalty is paid to the charity of the opposing candidate’s choice. In keeping with the pledge, Sen.

PRESS RELEASE: Watchdog Applauds Warren-Brown Outside Money Agreement

In a press release this morning, Public Campaign Action Fund praised the agreement reached by Massachusetts U.S. Senate candidates Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown, and urged that the agreement become a model for other races around the country.

2011's Top 10 Money in Politics Stories

At protests across the country Occupiers fought back against a political system that too often looks out for their 1% campaign donors, the supercommittee made influencing-peddling easier for special interests, and the Supreme Court once again sided with big money. Those events and more make up our 2011 list of top money-in-politics stories. 

Check out the full list and if you have your own suggestions for items we left off, leave them in the comments below.

1. Occupy’s Message Delivered

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.

By the 1%, of the 1%

Public Campaign Action Fund released a statement today in response to the new ad from Crossroads GPS attacking Elizabeth Warren.

Scott Brown Holding Fundraiser with Wall St. Lobbyists

Last week, Politico reported that “on the Washington cocktail circuit, banking lobbyists are chattering about how to take” on Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren (D).