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Presidential Races in the Age of Citizens United

Rick Perlstein describes the plutocratic selection process enabled by Citizens United on Talking Points Memo. To see how consequential the handing over of this kind of power to nonentities like these is, consider the candidates’ liabilities with another constituency once considered relevant in presidential campaigns: voters. Show More Summary

Weekend Reading: Rick Perlstein: Press Coverage and the Republican Primaries

Rick Perlstein: [The New Holy Grail of Republican Primaries](http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/ten-miles-square/2015/07/the_new_holy_grail_of_republic056840.php): "The penumbras and emanations of Citizens United are changing the Republican campaign game... Show More Summary

Argentine Businessman Pleads Not Guilty in FIFA Corruption Case

Alejandro Burzaco, a citizen of Argentina and Italy, was the third defendant to appear in United States federal court in connection with the case.

Be Careful What You Wish For: Citizens United and the GOP

You have to be a real NFL junkie or an embittered Philadelphia Eagles fan like me to remember the name: Norman Braman. Braman is a billionaire businessman who owned the Philadelphia Eagles from 1985-1994. The former Philadelphian now...Show More Summary

The New Holy Grail of Republican Primaries

How Citizens United is turning the Republican Party upside down. Never have so many done so much to reveal so little than in the collected journalism about presidential nomination contests. The personality-driven trivia. The hokey generalizations. Show More Summary

Justice Ginsburg Speaks on Citizens United, Arizona Redistricting

The Justice spoke at Duke. She said this about Citizens United (via Adam Liptak): The court’s worst blunder, she said, was its 2010 decision in Citizens United “because of what has happened to elections in the United States and the … Continue reading ?

Stewart, Guest Blast ‘Poisonous’ ‘Terrible’ Citizens United Ruling

During Wednesday night’s Daily Show, Jon Stewart and liberal historian Doris Kearns Goodwin repeatedly slammed the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United ruling which Goodwin called “the most poisonous thing that’s happening in our system.”

Ruth Bader Ginsburg reveals the 'most disappointing' Supreme Court decision of her career

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg still isn't happy about the 2010 Citizens United ruling that's responsible for opening the door for a whole new era in campaign funding and financing, she said Wednesday. Speaking at an event...Show More Summary

Dylan Matthews Is Upset that Bernie Sanders Thinks that U.S. Citizens Should Live Better Than Chadians

I'm not kidding, this is what he criticized Senator Bernie Sanders for in a Vox piece today. He apparently views it as outrageous that Sanders, a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, doesn't think that the United States...Show More Summary

Citizens United Loses Bid to Conceal Donors from New York Attorney General

A federal judge in Manhattan rejected a bid by the conservative advocacy group Citizens United to stop New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman from requiring that charities disclose to him their major donors.

What's Taking Over America

We, the people of the United States, are losing control of our destiny to an untrustworthy power. It stands to reason that if money can buy political power, whoever has the most money will rule. The Supreme Court's Citizens United decision took us a long way down that path. Show More Summary

What's Taking Over America

We, the people of the United States, are losing control of our destiny to an untrustworthy power. It stands to reason that if money can buy political power, whoever has the most money will rule. The Supreme Court's Citizens United decision took us a long way down that path. Show More Summary

Bill Maher pushes for Congress to kill ‘Citizens United’ through publicly funded elections

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Although his HBO show Real Time is on hiatus until August, Bill Maher took to the show’s blog on Monday to offer some thoughts on the Citizens United ruling, which opened the floodgates for so-called “dark money” in the U.S. election process. “A recent New York Times poll...

Hillary has her hands out: Democracy for oligarchs, and Bernie Sanders’ radical campaign finance pledge

Citizens United and Koch brothers undermine American democracy. There's only one authentic populist among the Dems

Citizens United loses New York ruling over donors

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

A federal judge on Monday rejected Citizens United’s effort to block New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman from demanding that the conservative group disclose more information about its major donors. U.S. District Judge Sidney Stein in Manhattan refused to impose a preliminary...

Fake Mugshot Photo Complicates Issues Surrounding Sandra Bland’s Death

The July 10 arrest and subsequent death of Sandra Bland has reignited discussions of race and police brutality in the United States at a time when deaths of citizens while in police custody have already dominated news. In the case of...Show More Summary

Fracking Industry Billionaires Give Record $15 Million To Ted Cruz's Super PAC

Citizens United strikes again. Thanks to the Citizens United decision at the Supreme Court, the ultra-rich and corporations are essentially freed up to give unlimited amounts of money to organizations called Super Political Action Committees...Show More Summary

Look How Obama Changed The Citizen’s Oath – It’s Ridiculous

Forget having to pledge that you will fight for America when you become a United States citizens. Those days are gone thanks to Pres. Barack Obama. In maybe the most

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