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The Takeaway

SCOTUS: Judges Need Limits on Campaign Cash

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Chief Justice John Roberts surprised many legal experts with his majority decision to restrict a judge's ability to directly solicit campaign donations.

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The Takeaway

The Secret Government Relationship Worth Millions

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

A New York Times investigation finds that state attorneys general have formed unprecedented alliances with energy firms—relationships worth millions.

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WNYC News

After Close Race at Polls, Cuomo Lands Far Ahead in Campaign Cash

Monday, December 01, 2014

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The Democratic incumbent has ended up with more than $9 million in his campaign chest. 

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The Takeaway

The Politics Behind Your Thanksgiving Meal

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Takeaway's Todd Zwillich tells us how the corporations that bring you Thanksgiving dinner are going nuts with the political action committees again this year.

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On The Media

Elections After Citizens United

Friday, October 31, 2014

A look at the influence of money on elections following the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United ruling which unlocked unlimited political spending from outside interest groups.

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The Takeaway

How to Beat the 1 Percent at Politics

Thursday, October 23, 2014

A new site billed as the Match.com of politics is designed to give regular people the information that big donors like the Koch brothers might have.

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The Takeaway

It Could Take Another Watergate to Get Secret Money Out of Politics

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Watergate scandal was more than a botched burglary—it uncovered stacks of cash flowing to the Nixon campaign from unnamed donors. 40 years later, secret money's making a comeback.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Cuomo's No-$-Limit Support

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

We examine just how closely the ads paid for out of the New York State Democratic Committee "housekeeping account" skirts the line between Cuomo campaigning and "party building."

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The Takeaway

Money Talks: Outside Money Floods State Races

Monday, October 20, 2014

The 2010 Citizens United ruling allowed unlimited contributions to political campaigns. Now, four years later, the amount of outside money has reached unprecedented levels.

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WNYC News

Cuomo Defends Using Campaign Funds to Cover Attorney Fees

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

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Governor says he could even use taxpayer funds to defend his office in Moreland probe.

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Intelligence Squared US

Intelligence Squared: Unlimited Campaign Financing

Friday, August 01, 2014

Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission was a groundbreaking decision by the Supreme Court that removed limits on how much money organizations could donate to political campaigns. Years later, this ruling has become the subject of contentious debate: do we really have a constitutional right to unlimited spending on our own political speech.

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WNYC News

Supreme Court Opens the Door for New York Campaign Cash

Thursday, April 03, 2014

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Political party leaders are already dialing for dollars thanks to Wednesday's Supreme Court decision striking down some limits on campaign contributions.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

SCOTUS Rules for Big Donors

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Nicholas Confessore, politics reporter for the New York Times covering lobbying and campaign finance, explains the details of yesterday's Supreme Court ruling that struck down some limits on federal campaign finance donations, and what it means for the influence of large donors in politics.

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The Takeaway

SCOTUS Strikes Down Limits on Campaign Contributions

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

The high court's decision frees the nation's wealthiest donors to contribute to as many candidates and party organizations as they want...and thereby have greater influence in federal elections.

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WNYC News

Public Campaign Financing Test Has Serious Flaws, Comptroller Says

Monday, March 31, 2014

Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says a test public finance campaign might be unworkable.

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WNYC News

Cuomo, Lawmakers Adopt Limited Public Campaign Finance for State Comptroller's Race

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Governor Cuomo and state lawmakers have agreed to a very limited form of campaign finance reform in the state budget, which would only apply to the State Comptroller’s race.

 

Advocates spent a million dollars on television ads and countless hours lobbying and holding demonstrations in favor of adopting a ...

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WNYC News

Cuomo's Top Donors Have Deep Pockets

Friday, January 17, 2014

A government watchdog organization says 80 percent of Governor Andrew Cuomo's $33.3 million campaign war chest comes from donors who have each given a total of $10,000 or more.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Roberts Court

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

The Supreme Court starts a new term this week with a key campaign finance case. Harvard law professor Mark Tushnet, In the Balance: Law and Politics on the Roberts Court (W. W. Norton & Company, 2013), discusses how political concerns influence the court's deliberations -- and the big cases being decided this term.

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The Takeaway

Campaign Finance and the Roberts Court

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Today, the Supreme Court hears McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, a case that challenges individuals' biennial spending limits on contributions to federal candidates. As Michael Kang, professor at Emory University Law School, explains, if the Court rules for McCutheon, the case would overturn a 1976 case in which the Court ruled that individual campaign spending limits did not violate the First Amendment.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The State of the Race(s)

Friday, July 19, 2013

The election season is heating up, with new polls showing strong support for Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer in the mayoral and comptroller's race, respectively. Azi Paybarah, political reporter for Capital New York, and Kate Taylor of the New York Times discuss the state of the races, and the recent Times poll on Mayor Bloomberg's legacy.

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