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Money & Influence 12.5.2013

Again, U.S. Supreme Court Decides Against Democracy

The Roberts Court today continued its drive to give Americans a government of, by and for big money.

Money & Influence 12.5.2013

Group Tied to President Obama Opened White House Doors for Major Donors

Despite public promises that it would not do so, a lobbying and advocacy organization with close ties to the Obama administration appears to have promised some major contributors special access to the President and federal officials in return for their financial support, Common Cause said today.

Money & Influence 12.5.2013

IRS Must End Misuse of Nonprofits to Hide Political Spending But Proposed Rules As Drafted Need Major Revisions, Common Cause Asserts

The social welfare organizations and other tax exempt groups that funneled hundreds of millions of dollars from anonymous donors into the 2012 presidential and congressional elections ran a charade (that) must not be repeated, Common Cause asserted today.

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.

Media & Democracy 12.5.2013

Common Cause Urges FCC to Reclassify Broadband and Protect Open Internet

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) should provide consumers the maximum protection possible by reclassifying broadband as a telecommunications service, Common Cause said Wednesday.

Money & Influence 12.5.2013

Common Cause Statement on Introduction of the Fair Elections Now Act

Today's introduction of the Fair Elections Now Act invites senators to declare their independence from big money campaign donors and refocus their attention on the everyday folks who elected them.

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