transparency

GOP Platform 2012: Repeal McCain-Feingold, Oppose Disclosure

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.

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Will Sens. Collins and Snowe Side With Common Sense Transparency or Mitch McConnell?

Talking about her retirement to Businessweek in June, Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) said of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision:

Sen. McCain to Vote Against DISCLOSE

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.

A few recent examples:

Why Won't Mitt Romney Release His Bundlers?

Karl Rove, the main strategist behind the outside spending juggernaut American Crossroads, will speak at a donor retreat for Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign this weekend. Former Sen.

Sensitive Donors

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.

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.

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.

"Super Congress:" One Week Later, Pressure Mounts for Transparency, But is it Enough?

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.

Hey Kettle, the Pot's Calling

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.

Issa's and Graves' Contractor Connections

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.