Feb 25, 2013 — The Supreme Court says it won't hear a case that would have let candidates solicit money from corporations. By doing so, the court is reaffirming one strict ban on corporate political money, after easing other limits in its controversial Citizens United ruling three years ago.
Nov 5, 2012 — Pick your adjective — enormous, astronomical, colossal. The political spending in 2012 was unprecedented and already has implications for the next campaign cycle.
Oct 15, 2012 — Most of the TV ads supporting Mitt Romney have come from outside groups, not from Romney's own campaign. And those groups raised more than half of their money from secret donors, a much higher proportion than the secret donors backing President Obama, according to a new analysis.
Aug 13, 2012 — Commentator Stuart Kauffman feels that the courage and integrity of an earlier age has been replaced by something else, something less admirable, in today's society.
Jun 18, 2012 — Thursday is the next day when we may hear how the justices rule on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act — better known as the health care overhaul enacted in 2010.
Mar 1, 2012 — On TV and radio in Big Sky Country, a battle is playing out that could help determine control of the U.S. Senate. It involves candidates and money, of course, but also the state's historic skepticism of outside interest groups.
Jan 30, 2012 — Sen. Jon Tester has proposed a constitutional amendment to reverse the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision. On All Things Considered Monday, Tester explained to co-host Melissa Block his opposition to Citizens United and the concerns he has about what he sees as its negative impact on American democracy.
May 27, 2011 — This involves a related but different issue than the 2010 Citizens United case, in which the Supreme Court said corporations could make "independent expenditures" that indirectly support candidates.
Dec 2, 2010 — Sunlight Foundation made a PAC name generator to drive home some key points about political money. One point is to demonstrate just how little we know about these political groups that have multiplied since the Citizens United ruling.
Oct 7, 2010 — This campaign season, at least, it's been the conservative and Republican-leaning interest groups that have taken advantage of the Supreme Court ruling to spend millions on ads.