How campaigns have changed in the decade since Citizens United

Jan 21, 2020
Outside campaign spending is at $4.5 billion since the Supreme Court case.
Demonstrators march in the snow in 2015 through Lafayette Park, outside the White House, to rally against the Supreme Court's decision in favor of Citizens United.
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Sheila Krumholz reveals the secrets behind money in politics

Jan 16, 2020
A unprecedented amount of money is being spent to influence the 2020 election. And it keeps getting harder to figure out where it's all coming from.
Sheila Krumholz is the Executive Director of the Center for Responsive Politics.
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Anti-Bloomberg ad signals new political trend

Aug 29, 2014
You don't have to be a candidate to be the target of an attack ad.

Following the money on the new IRS rules

Nov 27, 2013
How much light will the new IRS rules shed on political dark money?

A sequel to Citizens United comes before Supreme Court

Oct 8, 2013
Today the Supreme Court hears arguments in a campaign finance case you could call the sequel to the landmark campaign finance case Citizens United.

Keeping Obama's machine -- and mailing list -- going

Mar 13, 2013
Tonight, President Obama speaks to the non-profit group, Organizing, for America, which some have described as the president's never-ending campaign. Where is the money behind the organization coming from?

Citizens United Part II? Supreme Court takes up direct campaign donations

Feb 20, 2013
On Tuesday, the court announced it will take up a case challenging limits on how much individuals can contribute directly to candidates or political parties within an two-year election cycle.

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After 3 years, new attempts to limit Citizens United

Jan 17, 2013
The Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling, allowing unlimited campaign spending by corporations and unions, is three years old. New York is taking the lead in trying to make donors more transparent.

How Citizens United has transformed campaigns: An introduction to Big Sky, Big Money

Oct 10, 2012
About six months ago, we started a new project, a special collaboration with Frontline on PBS, to break through the noise around one key issue: the fallout from the Supreme Court's decision on Citizens United.