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Daniel Newman Discusses Super PACs and the Flood of Money in U.S. Politics on Al Jazeera's "Inside Story"

MapLight Executive Director Daniel Newman appeared on Al Jazeera's "Inside Story," discussing the effect that Super PACs and the flood of special interest money are having on America's electoral system.  Daniel was joined by co-panelists Anne Kornblut of the Washington Post and JD Gordon, who served as the Vice President of Communications for the Herman Cain campaign. Watch the video here.

Lawrence Lessig on the Daily Show: A Proposal to Fix our Money-Dominated Electoral System

MapLight Board Member Lawrence Lessig discusses first steps America can take to address its problem of money in politics, giving a great mention to the "super, super cool technology" that MapLight is using to shine a light on this issue.

MapLight's Daniel Newman Takes Money and Politics to the Global Stage in Al Jazeera Interview

On October 17, MapLight's executive director, Daniel Newman, was interviewed on Al Jazeera, speaking about how wealthy special interests, SuperPACs, and an economy of influence are corrupting American democracy. You can watch the full video of the interview here.

Interview with Lawrence Lessig

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Opinion: Elizabeth Warren or Wall Street: Obama's $26 Million Decision

Elizabeth Warren or Wall Street: Obama's $26 Million Decision

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) – the self-proclaimed “cop on the beat” dedicated to policing unfair, deceptive, and abusive financial services – fell victim to the consequences of the relentless fundraising demanded by our money-dominated political system.