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Money & Influence 12.5.2013

Proposal to Curb Outside Spending in Alaska's U.S. Senate Race is a Good Step but Must Get Sign On From All Candidates to be Effective

A proposal made today to curb outside spending in Alaska’s U.S. Senate race is an excellent way for candidates to reclaim control of their election contests, but it must be agreed to by all major candidates to be effective, Common Cause and Public Citizen said

Media & Democracy 12.5.2013

400,000 Join Chorus of Protest Against Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

As the Senate Judiciary Committee began scrutinizing the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger on Wednesday, 400,000 Americans already had signed petitions urging Washington to reject the deal.

Money & Influence 12.5.2013

Common Cause Statement on House Passage of HR 3865, to Preserve the Social Welfare Tax Loophole for Political Non-Profit Groups

Today's vote continues a shameless, partisan-inspired campaign on behalf of secrecy and deception in politics and government. We urge the Senate to stop it.

Common Cause Asks Full D.C. Circuit Court to Reconsider Filibuster Challenge

Common Cause is asking a federal appeals court in Washington to take a second look at the organization’s challenge to the U.S. Senate’s filibuster rule and its 60-vote requirement for action

Media & Democracy 12.5.2013

FCC Must Act to Preserve Open Internet

The Federal Communications Commission must step up to protect consumer interests and preserve the Open Internet in the wake of a federal appeals court ruling jeopardizing the easy access to popular websites and applications enjoyed by millions of Americans, Common Cause said today. - See more at: http://www.commoncause.org/site/apps/nlnet/content2.aspx?c=dkLNK1MQIwG&b=4773613&ct=13596109#sthash.f4XwqLlE.dpuf

Statement by Common Cause President Miles Rapoport on Senate Filibuster of Minimum Wage Legislation

As millions of Americans struggle to pay their bills and take care of their families in a rough economy, obstructionists in the Senate are continuing to exploit the filibuster rule to block debate on a proposed increase in the minimum wage.

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