Super PACs

The more we learn about Super PACs, the uglier the picture gets. A new analysis by USA Today found that just five super wealthy individuals have contributed 25 percent of the money raised by Super PACs since the beginning of 2011. The New York Times added that “two dozen individuals, couples or...
Heather McGhee, Director of Demos' Washington office, appeared on "Up with Chris Hayes" on MSNBC to discuss money in politics. She noted that although tea party voters blame Wall Street for much of the factors leading up to the Great Recession, "Tea Party politicians" have fought in Congress to...
The difference is obvious, Potter replied.  Because 527 groups were legally shady, they attracted far less money from fewer donors. True, the FEC didn’t enforce the law, but donors couldn’t be sure that would be the case, and some were unwilling to take the risk. Thanks to Citizens United,...
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