campaign-finance

Remember that depressing model schedule that said congressmen should spend half their days fundraising? They ignore it.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Jul 29, 2013
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Emory political scientist Joanna Shepherd finds that judges who get business donations for their campaigns tend to lean in business's favor.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jun 11, 2013
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Even if tea party groups' nonprofit status applications had been denied, there's no way they would have paid real taxes. They just would have had to disclose donors.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • May 21, 2013
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The problem wasn't that the IRS was skeptical of these tea party groups. It's that it hasn't been skeptical of Organizing for America and Crossroads GPS.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • May 10, 2013
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"When I send out a fundraising e-mail talking about how bad Republicans are, I raise three times as much as when I send out an e-mail talking about how good I am."

  • Ezra Klein
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  • May 10, 2013
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They would have a filibuster-proof super-majority in the Senate, a majority in the House, a 5-4 majority on the Supreme Court, and a man in the White House.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • May 6, 2013
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Remember when Sheldon Adelson was going to buy the election? It didn't work. So what does that tell us?

  • Ezra Klein
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  • May 6, 2013
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Ron Wyden and Lisa Murkowski want to make super-PACs disclose their donors. But will their bill actually make a difference?

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Apr 27, 2013
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Are campaign contributions central to corporate lobbying efforts? If the now-bankrupt Enron Corporation is any indication, the answer is no.

Ever wanted to be in Congress? This slide will make you reconsider.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Jan 14, 2013
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Abramoff's reinvention as an anti-corruption crusader is fascinating, if perhaps a bit predictable.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Jan 11, 2013
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The Grassroots Democracy Act represent the first public financing proposal to directly address the issue of super-PACs. If Democrats retake Congress, that could give it a crucial edge over rival bills.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jul 22, 2012
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Yale law professors Bruce Ackerman and Ian Ayres proposed making campaign donations secret the same way votes are.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jul 20, 2012
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