Citizens United

Clinton FOIA Stonewall Continues

State Department sued again for Hillary records

A Vice News reporter filed a lawsuit Sunday against the State Department for withholding records on Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state, the latest of several complaints lodged against the department for stonewalling Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests regarding the former first lady.

Seven Unions Top Kochs in Super PAC Spending—and That’s Just the Money We Know About

Majority of political spending by labor unions won’t be known until 2015

Randi WeingartenSeven labor unions have given more money to super PACs than the Koch Brothers. The National Education Association, the largest teachers union in the country, has spent more than $22 million on super PACs in the midterm elections, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. The NEA trails only radical environmentalist billionaire Tom Steyer in terms of super PAC donations, according to the Huffington Post.

The Trojan Horse of Campaign Finance Reform

Supporters admit proposed constitutional amendment a means to advance Dem agenda in Congress

Harry Reid, Bernie SandersSenate Democrats at a press conference on Monday unveiling a constitutional amendment designed to alter First Amendment freedoms argued that their effort is both nonpartisan and absolutely essential to advance the agenda of the Democratic Party.

BREAKING: Liberal Billionaire Believes in Democracy

Left-wing billionaire hedge fund tycoon Tom Steyer believes in democracy, the Washington Free Beacon has learned. “We absolutely believe in the democratic process,” Steyer told MSNBC’s Chuck Todd on Friday, presumably speaking in the majestic plural. “That is the process which we believe America and Americans use for major social changes.”

The Secret Masters

Column: Meet the liberal billionaires who rule your world

Billionaires Michael Bloomberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and Tom SteyerThe timing of a story by the campaign finance reporters of the New York Times, and its placement in the paper’s national edition, is fraught with meaning. Articles in which the totemic names “Koch” or “Adelson” appear have a habit of being published in the prime time of an election cycle, and share the uncanny ability to float, bubble-like, to the front-page. Stories that deal with the liberal moneymen who finance the Democratic Party and its affiliates, by contrast, tend to appear after the fact or when nobody is looking, and, like ballast, fall to the back of the A section, obscured by ads for Tiffany’s, Burberry, and Zegna. I wonder why.

Pivotal Campaign Finance Case On U.S. High Court Docket

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court will this week step into the politically charged debate over campaign finance for the first time since its controversial ruling three years ago paved the way for corporations and unions to spend more on political candidates and causes.

The Vast Hillary Clinton Conspiracy

NBC, CNN Hillary Clinton movies shed light on Democratic donors

Recent news that NBC, which is owned by the Comcast corporation, will produce a four-hour miniseries on the career of former Senator, First Lady, and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has thrown new light on the communication giant's long record of support for Democratic politicians and candidates.