campaign finance

Former SF political operatives charged with felony bribery, money laundering

A retired city employee and a former city commissioner who are at…

 

SF open government and ethics oversight broken, report says

San Francisco's political culture impedes transparent and ethical government despite commissions and…

 

Ed Lee busting campaign cap could cost San Francisco

When interim Mayor Ed Lee finally decided in August he would seek…

 

Starbucks new “Trenta” size is no ally in Obama's war on obesity

When it comes to coffee, Starbucks and the Washington Examiner agree: Forget…

For campaign disclosure *and* anonymous political speech

I’ve written quite a bit about how Democrats are getting more money…

The abortion money starts coming in

The Center for Responsive Politics reports on a post-Citizens United “Super PAC”…

Lawsuit ruling in Florida gubernatorial campaign undercuts public financing

Gubernatorial races in two states have produced conflicting opinions from federal appeals…

DISCLOSE Act comes up short in the Senate

The Democrats ballyhooed campaign finance bill, the DISCLOSE Act, came up short…

House ’shreds our constitution for raw, ugly, partisan gain’ by vote of 219-206

The DISCLOSE Act is the Democrats big legislative “fix” to pushback against…

Surprise! Unions, not corporations, are taking advantage of Citizens United ruling

Not that this development is much of a surprise, but it’s pleasing…

Surprise: Dems want different rules for corporations, unions

The laws being contested in Citizens United treated unions and corporations the…

Outraged by Citizens United decision, Public Citizen calls for amendment to limit freedom of speech

Folks at Public Citizen, the Ralph Nader group that has supported litigation to…

Supreme Court affirms First Amendment, strikes down spending limits for corporations, unions UPDATED: McConnell elated

Campaign finance spending limits on corporations and unions are unconstitutional, according to…