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Anti-Corruption Watchdog Blasts Lobbying Firm for Planned Attack on Occupy Wall Street

When news broke on Saturday morning of a leaked memo from a top Washington, D.C. lobbying firm spelling out a plan to undermine the Occupy Wall Street movement, Public Campaign Action Fund issued this press release.

Freshman GOPers a Quick Study in D.C. Fundraising Culture

"They might be rookies, but freshman Republicans are becoming Washington fundraising pros."

One Lockout Ends, Another Rages On in Washington, D.C.

Millions of Americans rejoiced yesterday when a fierce negotiation involving billions and billions of dollars resulted in a deal that both sides are content with. No, I’m not talking about the debt ceiling impasse, which continues to threaten the economy, and America’s reputation all over the world.

NEW VIDEO: Interview With Fair Elections Now Act Sponsor, Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.)

Earlier this week, Public Campaign was on Capitol Hill and we caught up with Fair Elections Now Act (S. 750, H.R. 1404) sponsor, Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.). Check out the interview below:

 

The Chronicles of Money, Politics, and the Special Interest Lap Dog and Pony Show

Here's a round-up of Public Campaign and Public Campaign Action Fund's work for the week of July 5-July 8, 2011.

The Endless Campaign

Who has time to govern when there's so much fundraising to do for the next election? An op-ed in the Virginia News Leader answers the question correctly: not Congress!

From the op-ed:

"This endless electioneering limits the work of governing, especially at the national level where large amounts of money are needed to campaign effectively, compelling candidates to spend more time fundraising."

The Chronicles of Money, Politics, and the Realities of a Post-Citizens United World

Here's a round-up of Public Campaign and Public Campaign Action Fund's work for the week of June 13-17, 2011.

It's How the Game is Played

"Don't hate the players, hate the game." That old saying seems particularly appropriate for our current campaign finance system that seems to reward those who least deserve it. The Washington Post's Ezra Klein had a piece yesterday bemoaning how despite bringing our economy to the brink of collapse, being bailed out by the taxpayers, and getting protected in Congress, Wall Street continues to be the go-to spot for high-dollar campaign fundraising.

Let's End the Secret Money Arms Race

They say actions speak louder than words. But in the world of money in politics, this mantra seems to have fallen on deaf ears. While President Obama and many members of Congress have called for changes to our campaign finance system, thus far rhetoric seems to have prevailed over concrete results.

As The Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel notes in her recent column, it's time that members of leadership demonstrate their commitment to Fair Elections:

Where there's a Will, there's a Nay

Washington Post columnist and notorious arbiter of denim-wear, George Will, wrote a column yesterday criticizing a recent hearing on the Fair Elections Now Act, legislation that would help to put government back into the hands of everyday people.