Writing in 1782, in the aftermath of the American Revolution, Thomas Paine exclaimed, “We are now really another people.” What Paine meant, in part, was that the new republican form of government required a new and different kind of person, a new kind of citizen. People were used to being subjects of the Crown, ruled…
The Supreme Court ruled in the Citizens United case that corporations merited certain rights of personhood. The decision in this case became crystallized in the notorious phrase, “Corporations are people.” This year’s events insistently raise the question of which Americans enjoy the basic rights of personhood in America. How are we doing when it comes…
According to US News, “Two-thirds of Americans are opposed to the Supreme Court taking away abortion rights.” The latest poll from Quinnipiac University found that “American voters agree 63-31 percent with the U.S. Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision on abortion.” But according to a new Daily Beast/Ipsos poll, the top concern most voters have…
This deal was between the Koch brothers and their fossil fuel industry cronies and the Republicans in Congress who routinely forsake the values of the country they swore an oath to uphold to do these billionaire brothers’ bidding.
A ruling for theocracy will effectively demolish church-state separation and neuter the First Amendment’s religious clauses.
How cool would the cool kids feel if they knew they had been duped, that in scoffing about Clinton’s scandals they were actually repeating scandals paid for by the folks behind Citizens United.
The media refuses shine a light on real corruption of Trump’s foundation, or report that he admitted guilt in using his foundation illegally.
Trump’s new Deputy Campaign Manager, Citizens United President David Bossie, “has devoted his career ever since to trying to tear down Hillary Clinton”
The Koch brothers are no fans of Donald Trump, but there has been no bigger defender of their dark money corruption than Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, which is why the Kochs are dumping their cash into Senate races.
House Republicans have followed orders given to them by the Koch brothers and advanced a bill that would keep Koch political contributions a secret.
George Clooney pointed out on Meet The Press that the overwhelming majority of the money that his fundraisers with Hillary Clinton are bringing in is going to Democrats down ballot, not Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
Bernie Sanders schooled Chuck Todd after the Meet The Press host suggested that Jeb Bush’s departure from the Republican race meant that the Sanders message on Citizens United was resonating.
While addressing the Illinois General Assembly, President Obama did what the billionaires and special interests fear most. He took the Citizens United fight to the states.
It isn’t just liberals and Democrats who believe that Citizens United must be overturned. Conservatives are increasingly realizing that the Koch enabling Supreme Court decision is silencing their voices too.
The super PAC in question said they ‘appreciate the irony’ and would ‘rather not be doing this’ but they ‘want to see Bernie as president’
Obama is about to issue an executive order requiring companies doing business with the federal government to disclose political contributions
Citizens United has been going after Clintons since 1992 and now they’re going to feel the heat. Hillary Clinton has a plan to go after the nefarious dark money that’s trying to buy elections and it goes beyond a Constitutional amendment.
During a campaign event in New Hampshire today, Sen. Bernie Sanders announced that he will be filing a bill that would effectively cripple the Kochs and right-wing billionaires by providing public funding for elections.
The Appellate Court ruled that the ban on federal campaign contributions by individuals who contract with the government is constitutional. The takeaway from the ruling, besides putting a damper on McConnell’s political life, is that regardless the push by the Koch-Republicans and two horrendous rulings by Koch acolytes on the Supreme Court, 11 appellate judges firmly believe there is too much money in politics and that more “can be a very bad thing.”
On the deadline day for quarterly presidential fundraising, Bernie Sanders ripped presidential candidates in both parties while calling for the overturning of Citizens United.
Sen. Bernie Sanders is often characterized by the media as an out of the mainstream presidential candidate, but a new CBS/New York Times poll revealed that 80% of Republicans agree with Sanders on the issue of getting money out of politics.
Calls are growing from watchdog groups for President Obama’s Justice Department to launch a federal investigation into what appears to be illegal fundraising by Jeb Bush.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) upped the ante in the Democratic primary today by promises to only nominate Supreme Court justices who will overturn Citizens United during an interview on CBS’s Face The Nation.
President Obama has sent a wave of terror through the Republican Party by suggesting that the most direct way to get rid of Citizens United is to require mandatory voting by every eligible citizen.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) isn’t letting the Koch secret meeting go by unnoticed. In a statement, Sanders connected the dots between Citizens United and the Koch brothers primary that several potential Republican candidates are taking part in this weekend.
Jon Stewart brilliantly used the example of ice cream to explain the corruptive force of money in politics during an interview on CBS Sunday Morning.
Sen. Bernie Sanders is calling out the corporate owned media for turning a blind eye to the Koch brothers attempt steal your freedom by buying the government.
A sign of change on Meet The Press as Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) made his first appearance on the show. Sanders used the national platform to tell the truth about Citizens United and the Koch brothers.
Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes is calling out Sen. Mitch McConnell for selling out the American people in order to protect the Koch brothers.
After Senate Republicans had blocked a constitutional amendment that would have overturned Citizens United, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) called the Koch victory a defeat for democracy.
As the Senate continues to debate final passage of a constitutional amendment that would overturn Citizens United, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) came to the Senate floor and called Citizens United money laundering that was made legal by the Supreme Court.
According to a new study, Citizens United is helping Republicans win state legislative elections by increasing their likelihood of victory.
Senate Democrats are moving ahead with their plan to bring a resolution to the floor that amend the Constitution and kill Citizens United.
According to a new book by Ken Vogel, President Obama told Democratic donors that he believes he is in a strong position to lead the movement to ratify a constitutional amendment to repeal Citizens United.
Republicans have decided that they want to give the Koch brothers even more power, so the RNC is suing the FEC for the power to steal your vote by taking unlimited Koch dollars.
It appears Americans are being kept unawares again as the Koch’s so-called grass-roots organization, the teabaggers, have asked for an FEC exemption on campaign finance disclosure rules.
Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia have again set themselves above ethics rules because they are, after all, Koch brother properties.
At a rally outside the Supreme Court, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) took on the Koch brothers and said, “Freedom of speech, in my view, does not mean the freedom to buy the United States government.”
At issue is whether a secular corporation with no business relationship or involvement in a religion can be considered religious and force its employees to follow the corporation’s religious beliefs.
A bipartisan majority of the Delaware state legislature has come together to call on Congress to overturn Citizens United. Delaware is the 15th state to reject Citizens United.
Republicans claim to be the defenders of the Constitution; this while wishing to do away with every amendment save the Second and the Tenth- narrowing Republican goals to guns and secession.
In what could be a major blow to the Citizens United decision, it appears it well may be the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that deals a body blow to secretive campaign donations
Bernie Sanders has spilled the beans on Congress. Sen. Sanders said, “The Congress of the United States of America is controlled by a handful of extraordinarily wealthy people and corporations.”
Sen. Bernie Sanders is praising President Obama’s support for his constitutional amendment and movement to overturn Citizens United.
President Obama made some big news today by announcing that he supports a constitutional amendment like the one proposed by Bernie Sanders to overturn Citizens United.
Conservatives have steadily been eroding the power of unions in the wake of Citizens United since they are their only liberal financial foe
Sen. Bernie Sanders has seen his statements about wealth inequality attacked by the right, but PolitiFact has confirmed that Bernie Sanders is speaking the truth.
Citizens United has created an entire class – a cabal – that is coming between the people and the representative government that the founders intended.
In his new report, America For Sale: A Report on Billionaires Buying the 2012 Election, Sen. Bernie Sanders named names and called out the billionaires who using Citizens United to buy our democracy.
The majority of Americans perceive the Supreme court as politicized. This ruling does nothing to dispel that perception.
Sen. Bernie Sanders issued a blistering criticism of the Supreme Court after they strengthened Citizens United by overturning Montana’s campaign cash ban.
House Democrats are gearing up for a showdown with the corporate media and their Republican pals over language in a bill that would strengthen Citizens United.
John McCain has indirectly accused his fellow Republicans of using Citizens United to get foreign money into their campaign to defeat President Obama.
At the behest of corporate broadcasters, a single subcommittee vote by House Republicans killed an FCC disclosure guideline and strengthened the role of secret money in American politics.
If you want to know why Scott Walker won yesterday, watch Bernie Sanders explain how Citizens United’s impact on Wisconsin and why it is the biggest threat to one person, one vote in our lifetime.
Because of Citizens United, it takes over 181,000 donations to Barack Obama to match one anonymous twenty five million dollar donation to a Romney supporting Super PAC.
Three court cases and FEC complicity have left campaign financing in a high-dollar frenzy with the victor getting the spoils of a billion dollar election.
Have you ever wondered why most polls reflect a decidedly liberal issue tilt and yet state and national elections fill seats with Republicans, and rather radical ones at that?
Mitch McConnell is sticking up for all the ‘oppressed’ corporations in America by trying influence the Supreme Court when it reconsiders the Citizens’ United.
In response to Buffett Rule being blocked by Senate Republicans, Bernie Sanders opened up a can on the GOP and connected the dots between Citizens United and taxing the rich.
When even holdouts like Obama are feeling forced to use Super PACs, the American people need to effectively step in and require change.
By releasing a new video calling Stephen Colbert out of control, Nancy Pelosi has joined with the popular comedian’s campaign against Citizens United.
Stephen Colbert used his appearance on ABC’s This Week to satirize Citizens United and point out the absurdity of corporations being people.
The RNC arguing in court that it is unconstitutional to deny direct corporate sponsorship of a candidate or committee.
In developing countries and dictatorships it’s not unusual or unexpected for the judicial system to be corrupt and biased. In America, it used to be a source of pride that our judicial system was fair and followed the letter of the law. Apparently, those days are gone and we are seeing the result of biased court decisions in this election cycle with unprecedented corporate donations to Republican candidates.