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Money & Influence 07.21.2014

PR Watch Flushes Out the Kochs

In a PR Watch article posted on Monday, Brendan Fischer and Nick Surgey detail the immense power of the industrialists Charles and David Koch, the brothers who’ve become synonymous with big money in politics . The post explores how the brothers are able to legally give millions to political organizations every year.

Money & Influence 07.18.2014

The Slippery Slope of Individual Rights for Corporations

The Supreme Court is supposed to protect everyone’s rights, interpreting our laws so that each person is valued equally. But in Hobby Lobby and other corporate cases, the Court seems to be granting special rights and privileges to corporations.

Money & Influence 06.25.2014

Common Cause, Students Press Sallie Mae to Disclose All Lobbying

Common Cause and other public interest groups called on student loan giant Sallie Mae today to make detailed financial disclosures of its lobbying activity.

Money & Influence 12.5.2013

David v. Goliath in Colorado

Community-led movements for moratoriums on hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") have the Front Range buzzing this election season.

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