Submitted by Adam Smith on Tue, 08/28/2012 - 11:02
In an interview over the weekend, attorney and Republican National Committee member Jim Bopp told the Indianapolis Star that the 2012 platform calls for the repeal of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (also known as McCain-Feingold) and opposes the DISCLOSE Act.
Submitted by Adam Smith on Fri, 07/13/2012 - 11:07
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) will not support transparency legislation that will be voted on next week in the U.S. Senate, a move at odds with months of interviews and actions by Arizona's senior Senator decrying the dismemberment of our campaign finance system.
Submitted by Adam Smith on Thu, 05/31/2012 - 17:49
A lot of millionaires and billionaires have started giving six and seven-figure checks to super PACs like “Restore Our Future,” which was created to help Mitt Romney, or Karl Rove’s “American Crossroads,” started to elect Republicans at every level.
Submitted by John Papagiannis on Mon, 08/08/2011 - 17:18
Since the creation of the so called "Super Congress" as part of the debt ceiling deal, pressure for the Joint Congressional Committee to conduct their work on further deficit reduction in a transparent way has increased.
Submitted by Adam Smith on Wed, 06/01/2011 - 21:28
Lobbyists play a vital role in our democracy. They are an important part of keeping members of Congress knowledgeable about a variety of things—from derivatives trading to county tax issues to government reform. It is when lobbyists and their wealthy clients hand over big checks to get undue influence that we start getting involved.
Submitted by Adam Smith on Wed, 05/11/2011 - 18:36
Tomorrow, the Committees on Oversight and Small Business will hold a joint hearing on a draft executive order by President Obama that would require certain government contractors to disclose the money they provide to influence elections.