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How To Support The Lawrence Lessig For President Campaign

Lawrence Lessig’s defacto political message is that whenever you want to accomplish something, you should pursue its opposite. So, if you want to support the Lawrence Lessig for President campaign, you should do so by withholding support for the Lawrence Lessig for President campaign. […]

Three Presidential Candidates Sign Pledge To Take No Money From Fossil Fuels Corporations

“In the name of protecting our country and the world from the growing dangers of climate change, I will neither solicit nor accept campaign contributions from any oil, gas, or coal company.”

Three presidential candidates have signed their names to this pledge:

Martin O’Malley

Bernie Sanders

Jill Stein

The rest have declared themselves open […]

Hillary Clinton Illegally Coordinates With Priorities USA Super PAC

When the Supreme Court ruled in the Citizens United case that political action committees could raise unlimited funds to support or oppose candidates for federal office, it was promised that we needn’t worry about the money leading to corruption, because it would remain illegal for candidates and their campaigns to coordinate with the PACs, and […]

Does Republican Presidential Candidate Jim Rundberg Owe Tens of Thousands of Dollars in Campaign Fines?

As the Federal Election Commission documents, Jim Rundberg is an officially-registered Republican Party candidate for President of the United States, having filed his papers on February 1 2015. Shortly after that declaration, Peregrin Wood wrote a brief review of Rundberg’s campaign announcement, also noting a January 1 2015 article by political reporter Charles Ashby of […]

Fake Voter Rally In Michigan Shows How US Elections Have Gone All Kinds Of Wrong

In September last year, a voter rally was held in Michigan, a grassroots demonstration that people in that state supported the Republican campaign of Terri Lynn Land enough to go to the trouble of putting together a well-orchestrated event. Today, we’re learning that, although the event was well-orchestrated, it wasn’t at all what it appeared […]

Disclosure Delayed is Disclosure Denied: Another Year, Another Bill to Bring Senate Disclosure into the 21st Century

S. 366, a bill introduced by Montana Senator Jon Tester, would require senators to file campaign finance reports electronically with the Federal Election Commission, not on paper with the Senate.

This may not sound like an important distinction, but the practical effect of the current system is to delay the processing of campaign contribution reports, […]

For Jeb Bush, A Very Different Class Of Kickstarter

The cost of attending a dinner with Jeb Bush tonight is a $25,000 donation. That’s ten thousand dollars more than a minimum wage worker makes in an entire year. […]

Jeb Bush Tours Wealthy Influence Peddlers

Next week, Jeb Bush begins a fundraising push in the wood-panneled dining room of the posh Hotel Duval in Tallahassee, Florida, pictured below. Then, he flies off to an evening reception at the home of Henry Kravis, of the multinational private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Company. […]

Understanding the Marc Allan Feldman for President Campaign

Marc Allan Feldman of Ohio is running for the Libertarian nomination for President of the United States. […]

Jeb Bush Begins His 2016 Presidential Campaign With Corruption

It’s official: Jeb Bush is running for President in 2016.

The opening of the Jeb Bush for President campaign begins, however, with just the kind of doublespeak that we all remember from the days of George W. Bush.

This morning, in a message to his followers, Jeb Bush wrote that he will now “actively explore” […]

Fred Upton Positions Himself For Success In An Era Of Oil Company Cash Abundance

Today, the House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a hearing called:“Are We Positioning America for Success in an Era of Energy Abundance?”

The answer to that question found during the hearing may be largely determined by the success with which Chairman of the subcommittee, Fred Upton, has positioned himself to receive money from the […]