Senator Sheldon Whitehouse on Corporate Influence in Politics

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Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I. accompanied by Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in D.C., April 2, 2014, about the Supreme Court decision McCutcheon vs. FEC.

U.S. Senator and former federal prosecutor Sheldon Whitehouse joins us to discuss his new book Captured: The Corporate Infiltration of American Democracy, which examines corporate influence on politics and policy from the Senate Floor. Whitehouse, a Democratic senator from Rhode Island, explains how money extends from PACs to lobbyists to the Supreme Court and how Republicans, in particular, have succumbed to the lure of ill-gotten gains.

Senator Whitehouse will be speaking at the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at 47-49 East 65th St. on Wednesday, February 22nd at 6:00pm. For more information, click here.