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MAY 04, 2015 - National Journal

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Nine Former Members of Congress Still Sitting on Millions in Campaign Cash

A handful of ex-senators and House members still have active campaign accounts that they use to collect interest, donate to candidates and charities—and maybe finance political comebacks.

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MAY 04, 2015 - American Prospect

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How Gilded Ages End

This article appears in the Spring 2015 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here. Celebrate our 25th Anniversary with us by clicking here for a free download of this special issue. Rising inequality seems to pose an insurmountable political problem. If the underlying causes are technological change and globalization, the forces appear to be unstoppable. Alternatively, if the causes are primarily political and ...

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MAY 04, 2015 - American Prospect

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The Junior Justice

This article appears in the Spring 2015 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here. Celebrate our 25th Anniversary with us by clicking here for a free download of this special issue.   On the last day of Elena Kagan’s first term as a justice, in 2011, the Supreme Court announced an important decision about government limits on money in politics. The Court struck ...

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MAY 02, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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FEC chair all but giving up hope to rein in money abuses

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairwoman of the Federal Election Commission says she's largely given up hope of reining in abuses in raising and spending money in the 2016 presidential campaign and calls the agency she oversees "worse than dysfunctional." In an interview with The New York Times, Ann M. Ravel says she was determined to "bridge the partisan gap" and ...

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MAY 02, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Bernie Sanders Starts Presidential Bid In New Hampshire

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — One day after raising $1.5 million in donations, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders was out to convince supporters in the early voting state of New Hampshire on Saturday he could raise the $40 million to $50 million to run a competitive presidential primary campaign against Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton. "The question to me is not whether ...

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