by Josh Israel Posted on July 10, 2014
Several of those who object to any limits on political speech have themselves been long-time supporters of a constitutional amendment to do just that.
by Ian Millhiser Posted on June 10, 2014
A sitting congressman describes Capitol Hill as so corrupt that it is literally a parody.
by Josh Israel Posted on May 28, 2014
His opponent, former U.S. Attorney John Ratcliffe, and a super PAC explicitly made the incumbent’s age an issue in the campaign — a common tactic against older candidates.
by Nicole Flatow Posted on May 15, 2014
Hint: A former U.S. Supreme Court justice played a role.
by Mason Atkins Posted on May 1, 2014
"Our democracy is held hostage by the funders of campaigns. We're going to pay the ransom, and get it back."
by Nicole Flatow Posted on April 25, 2014
This Republican appointee struck down a New York limit on campaign expenditures, but not without citing his obligation to follow "misguided" Supreme Court precedent on money and corruption.
by Ian Millhiser Posted on April 9, 2014
In the world Republican National Committee chair Reince Priebus seems to support, a Republican billionaire could not just write a $100 million check to the RNC -- he could do so anonymously.
by Ian Millhiser Posted on April 4, 2014
He also has enough money to fund every Republican congressional candidate for the next 170 years.
by Josh Israel Posted on March 17, 2014
Wisconsin’s State Senate Majority Leader, who is reportedly under investigation for his role in a possibly illegal campaign finance scheme, has come up with a novel way to shut down the criminal probe.
by Zack Beauchamp Posted on March 12, 2014
Some scientists figured out how to run an experiment on members of Congress. You may not like the results.