In the News: Highlights of Recent Media Coverage

June 19, 2016

San Francisco Chronicle
Joe Garofoli

Trump’s business skills not translating to political world

June 10, 2016

Facing South
Alex Kotch

Secret money escalates in Southern politics, fueled by Koch brothers

May 26, 2016

Tampa Bay Times
Editorial Board

Editorial: The dangers of dark money in the Sunshine State

May 18, 2016

Chicago Sun-Times
Lynn Sweet

Sweet: Obama foundation donors at the White House

May 18, 2016

San Francisco Chronicle
Joe Garofoli

In San Jose, Sanders spells out campaign differences with Clinton

May 13, 2016

Miami Herald
Mary Ellen Klas

Florida’s growth of ‘dark money’ political groups follows national trend

May 9, 2016

LA Weekly
Dennis Romero

California Pot Legalization Is Crushing Opponents

April 20, 2016

Sinclair Broadcast Group
Stephen Loiaconi

2016 election may drive voters to demand change in campaign financing

April 19, 2016

NBC Bay Area
Sam Brock, Rachel Witte and Joe Rojas

Fact-Checking Clooney's Claim About Clinton Fundraiser

April 7, 2016

KQED
Scott Shafer and Lisa Pickoff-White

Uber Forcing Democrats to Rethink Labor Rules

March 24, 2016

The Washington Post
Cindy Boren

Now the NFL’s gameplan for surviving CTE is coming into focus

March 23, 2016

Mercury News
Elliott Almond

NFL is funding campaigns of lawmakers reviewing concussion issue

March 15, 2016

KQED
Katie Orr and Dan Brekke

Big Pharma Dumps Big Money Into Fight Against Prescription Drug Measure

March 15, 2016

Medill News Service
Harvard Zhang

Vote Informed: BallotReady Stresses Local Races

March 14, 2016

NBC Bay Area
Sam Brock, Rachel Witte and Michael Horn

It’s Unlikely Trump Will Reimburse Campaign Loan

March 9, 2016

Effingham Daily News
Bill Grimes

State Sen. Kyle McCarter challenges U.S. Rep. John Shimkus in GOP primary

March 1, 2016

Peoria Journal Star
Steve Tarter

Peoria public TV station offers online voting guide

February 19, 2016

MintPress News
Kit O'Connell

Top Rubio Donors Include Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, Tech Billionaire Larry Ellison

February 18, 2016

Vida en el valle
Cynthia Moreno

Secretary of State Alex Padilla focused on the election year

February 9, 2016

Sacramento Bee
Jim Miller

Keep an eye on election IE’s with new search tool

January 19, 2016

Time Magazine

Do We Really Need Campaign Finance Reform?

January 12, 2016

KPIX CBS San Francisco
Julie Watts

Bay Area Residents Struggle In Fight To Keep New Cell Towers Out

January 11, 2016

The Intercept
Sharon Lerner

Toxic “Reform” Law Will Gut State Rules on Dangerous Chemicals

December 30, 2015

Al Jazeera America
Michael Keller

Losing the fight against Big Data

December 29, 2015

Wired UK
Victoria Tang

What does Silicon Valley lobby the US government for?

December 14, 2015

The Philadelphia Inquirer
Thomas Fitzgerald

Audition for Adelson

December 8, 2015

The Orange County Register
Martin Wisckol

San Bernardino aftermath: Partisan divide makes more gun control unlikely

November 20, 2015

International Business Times
Darwin Malicdem

Senators working against EPA rules receive 17 times more cash from coal industry: Maplight

November 20, 2015

Vice News
Matt Smith

In Case You Forgot: Republicans Remain a Huge Obstacle to Serious Action on Climate Change

November 19, 2015

CNBC
Jacob Pramuk

Senators taking on EPA got big cash from coal

November 19, 2015

Al Jazeera America

Report: Senators voting against EPA rules received more coal industry cash

November 16, 2015

Wired Magazine

What Silicon Valley Firms Pay to Play

November 14, 2015

International Business Times
Sarah Berger

Hillary Clinton Wall Street Controversy: 9/11 Terrorism Attacks Required Close Relationship With Financial Industry, She Claims

November 6, 2015

Berkeleyside
Woody Little

Op-ed: Let’s amplify local voices in Berkeley City Hall

November 3, 2015

CalMatters
Laurel Rosenhall

Money talks, candidates listen in Sacramento

October 29, 2015

Contra Costa Times
Judith Scherr

Berkeley: Panel says publicly financed elections encourages diverse candidates

October 29, 2015

Truthout
Dan Bacher

Jerry Brown Signs Two Oil Spill Bills, but Marine Areas Aren't Fully Protected

October 26, 2015

Orange County Register
Teri Sforza

Watchdog: California utilities spend lots of public's money to influence state politics

October 17, 2015

San Gabriel Valley Tribune
Rebecca Kimitch

Why it’s not your fault you’re bad at voting in local elections

October 16, 2015

Orange County Register
Martin Wisckol

Independent expenditures skyrocketing

October 14, 2015

Truthout
Candice Bernd

Is Campaign Cash From Police Unions Watering Down Democrats' Reform Efforts?

October 11, 2015

Wall Street Journal
Alejandro Lazo

California Considers Tough Campaign-Finance Rules

October 6, 2015

San Francisco Chronicle
Joe Garofoli

Valley execs back Kevin McCarthy — despite mixed tech record

October 5, 2015

CBS Sacramento

California FPPC Proposes Rules Limiting Outside Groups’ Influence On Campaigns

October 5, 2015

New York Times
Eric Lipton & Clifford Kraus

Oil Industry Gaining in Push for Repeal of U.S. Ban on Petroleum Exports

September 30, 2015

Truthout
Mike Ludwig

How Much of Big Pharma's Massive Profits Are Used to Influence Politicians?

September 29, 2015

KQED
John Myers

A New Way To Track California’s Biggest Political Cash

September 25, 2015

San Jose Mercury News
Editorial Board

Mercury News editorial: Sunshine needed on campaign money trails

September 21, 2015

Orange County Register
Teri Sforza

In local races, political donations harder to tally

September 11, 2015

Truthout
Candice Bernd

Clinton Proposes Campaign Finance Reform While Raking in Millions From Wall Street Since 2008

September 4, 2015

San Francisco Chronicle
John Diaz

Housing is No. 1 issue in city election

September 2, 2015

Sacramento Bee
Jim Miller

‘Power search’ offers new tool to follow California campaign money

September 2, 2015

Los Angeles Times
Patrick McGreevy

A new way to track political money in California

September 2, 2015

Sacramento Bee
Editorial Board

Harris, Padilla shine light; citizens rejoice

August 28, 2015

Huffington Post
Lawrence Lessig

On "Dumbing Down" the Democratic Debate

August 25, 2015

Fortune
Clay Dillow

Boeing strikes back hard at Export-Import bank opponents

August 24, 2015

The Des Moines Register
Kathie Obradovich

Column: Outsiders spend millions against Iowa interests

August 21, 2015

San Francisco Chronicle
Joe Garofoli

‘Serendipity’ guides philanthropist Tad Taube’s donations

August 12, 2015

The Seattle Times
Dominic Gates

Analysis: Boeing jobs threat over Ex-Im Bank stalemate isn’t all bluster

August 10, 2015

ABC7 News
Sergio Quintana

Sen. Bernie Sanders Picks Up Nurses Union Endorsement

July 29, 2015

Market Watch

10 presidential candidates who’ve raised the most money

July 24, 2015

Star Tribune
Jim Spencer

U.S. House votes to ban state GMO food labeling laws in overwhelming vote

July 21, 2015

CNBC
Jacob Pramuk

Clinton rakes in Wall Street cash amid tough talk

July 16, 2015

The Times-Picayune
Bruce Alpert

Jindal ahead in Louisiana campaign cash, near bottom elsewhere

July 16, 2015

KPCC
Airtalk

Anti-vax referendum: Voters’ inclination to vote 'No' could undo mandatory vaccines

July 15, 2015

Contra Costa Times
Anna Spanier

My Word: LWV Alameda suggests ways to evaluate ballot measures

July 17, 2015

NBC San Diego
R. Stickney

California Leads Nation in Presidential Campaign Contributions

July 15, 2015

Variety
Ted Johnson

Hilary Clinton's Big Hollywood Donors Help Raise $46 Million-Plus

July 15, 2015

Fortune
Clay Dillow

Defense contractors outgun other industries in corporate PAC donations

July 14, 2015

Los Angeles Times
David Lazarus

CVS takes high road in clash with business groups

July 10, 2015

KQED
Marisa Lagos

California Pours Big Bucks into Federal Campaigns — Mostly From Wealthy Cities

July 3, 2015

The De Moines Register
Brad Anderson; Shawn Dietz; Amanda Loomis; David Niffenegger and Bev Strayhall

The time is now for election reform

June 25, 2015

The Daily Dot
Aaron Sankin

Why'd the Senate pass a bill fast-tracking the TPP? Follow the money.

June 25, 2015

Russia Today (RT)

TPP supporters flood pro-trade senators with millions in donations

June 24, 2015

CNBC
Jacob Pramuk

Senators rake in big money from pro-trade donors

June 24, 2015

KQED
Marisa Lagos

The Cost of a Seat: California Legislators Raise More than $1,000 a Day

June 22, 2015

New York Times
Coral Davenport

After Elk River Spill, Congress Will Vote on Bill Regulating Toxic Chemicals

June 18, 2015

Star Tribune
Jim Spencer

Paulsen's medical device tax repeal bill garners near veto-proof House majority

June 15, 2015

Washington Post
Catherine Ho

A murky road ahead for possible do-over trade vote, Jeb Bush’s K Street connections

June 15, 2015

Times-Picayune
Bruce Alpert

Reps. Boustany and Scalise among top 20 recipients of trade-related donations: New report

June 15, 2015

Politico
Victoria Guida

Obama’s trade mulligan — Doom and gloom for free trade supporters — Customs bill sails through

June 13, 2015

International Business Times
Marcy Kreiter

Trans Pacific Partnership: Industries Favoring Trade Agreement Gave 8.6 Times More Money To Lawmakers Than Industries Opposed

June 9, 2015

Associated Press
Catherine Lucey

New Iowa group to push campaign finance reform

May 29, 2015

San Francisco Chronicle
Joe Garofoli

Tech companies aren’t so transparent when it comes to politics

May 29, 2015

New America Media
Viji Sundaram

California’s Health for All Bill Heads to Senate Floor

May 23, 2015

El País
Sandro Pozzi

Google se convierte en la firma que más gasta en influir en Washington

May 19, 2015

Orange County Register
Martin Wisckol

Sanchez's style cuts both ways

May 14, 2015

Al Jazeera America
Amel Ahmed

The 1997 law that limits compensation to victims of railway accidents

May 14, 2015

KQED
Marisa Lagos

California Interest Groups Hedge Their Bets, Give Cash to Anyone In Power

May 5, 2015

San Francisco Chronicle
Carla Marinucci

Open wide: California dentists pony up for state Senate candidate

April 29, 2015

Wall Street Journal
Tom Fairless

U.S. Tech Firms Increase EU Lobbying Efforts

April 24, 2015

Contra Costa Times
Judith Scherr

Berkeley panel studies public campaign financing

April 24, 2015

CNBC
Jacob Pramuk

Google's Pumping Money to DC - But What is its Goal?

April 23, 2015

San Francisco Chronicle
Carla Marinucci

GOP Presidential Hopefuls Line Up to Kiss the Ring in Vegas

April 23, 2015

International Business Times
Amy Nordrum

Google Inc, General Electric Among Top 10 Lobbyists So Far in 2015

April 22, 2015

The Daily Dot
Aaron Sankin

Google spends more on lobbying then any other company

April 22, 2015

Forbes
Erik Sherman

Top 10 Lobbyists Spend $64M on Congress and Agencies in 3 Months

April 21, 2015

San Francisco Chronicle
Joe Garofoli

Google spends record amount lobbying Congress

April 21, 2015

BuzzFeed News
Hamza Shaban

Google Spent More Than $5 Million Lobbying In First Quarter

April 14, 2015

Los Angeles Times
Patrick McGreevy

New bills renew California's anti-smoking effort

April 14, 2015

Los Angeles Times
Michael Hiltzik

The tax-prep industry lobbies hard to keep Tax Day a torture for you

April 4, 2015

New York Times
Eric Lipton

G.O.P.'s Israel Support Deepens as Political Contributions Shift

March 31, 2015

San Francisco Chronicle
Carla Marinucci

Jeb Bush defends Indiana law as he seeks Bay Area funds

March 27, 2015

Foreign Policy
John Hudson and David Francis

Reid's Likely Successors Are Big Players on Foreign Policy

March 19, 2015

The Nation
Zoë Carpenter

Did the Chemical Industry Write Its Own Oversight Legislation?

March 19, 2015

Truthout
Staff

Chemical Industry Increases Contributions and Lobbying as Congress Takes Up Chemical Bill

March 18, 2015

The Times-Picayune
Bruce Alpert

Chemical industry contributions flow to candidates as Congress takes up regulatory legislation: report

March 5, 2015

The Huffington Post
Lou Dubose

Going Nuclear: AIPAC Targets Obama's Negotiations With Tehran

February 20, 2015

InfoWorld
Caroline Craig

The Storm Before the Calm on Net Neutrality Eve

February 20, 2015

California Magazine
Glen Martin

Political Payoffs: With Software and Sweat, MapLight Connects Campaign Money to Votes

February 17, 2015

The Oregonian
Jeff Mapes

Greg Walden, in Fight Over Net Neutrality Rules, Gets Major Donations From Big Internet Service Providers

February 15, 2015

ABC News
Tiffany Wilson

Security Ramps Up In Russian Hill For Pricey DNC Fundraiser

February 12, 2015

MSNBC
Ed Schultz

Keystone Cash-Whipping Exposed

February 12, 2015

International Business Times
Howard Koplowitz

Keystone XL Pipeline Project Vote: Oil And Gas Industry Gave $45K Each To Congressman Who Voted 'Yes'

February 12, 2015

Inter Press Service
Kitty Stapp

Money Pipeline Flowing Between U.S. Congress and Big Oil

February 12, 2015

VICE News

Here's What the Only Republican Voting Against Keystone XL Has to Say About the Project

February 11, 2015

Truthout
Mike Ludwig

Protesters Crash FCC as GOP Scrambles Against Net Neutrality

February 11, 2015

International Business Times
Howard Koplowitz

Keystone XL Pipeline Project Vote: Oil And Gas Industry Gave $250K To Senators Who Voted 'Yes'

February 9, 2015

San Francisco Chronicle
Carla Marinucci

Rand Paul’s courtship of Silicon Valley paying off in donations

February 5, 2015

New York Times
Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Ashley Parker

Menendez’s Views on Cuba and Iran Show Rifts With Obama

January 28, 2015

Dallas Morning News
Carl P. Leubsdorf

Carl P. Leubsdorf: Netanyahu invite is baldest example of Obama disdain

January 22, 2015

International Business Times
Christopher Zara

Cozy With Comcast: Fred Upton, Greg Walden, Architects Of GOP Net Neutrality Plan, Receive Big Cable Cash

January 8, 2015

NBC Bay Area
Stephen Stock

These Donors May Miss Senator Boxer The Most When She Leaves

December 16, 2014

San Jose Mercury News
Editorial Board

Mercury News editorial: Continuing resolution was a real compromise for Congress

December 12, 2014

New York Times
Eric Lipton

Wall St. Had Invested Heavily in Dodd-Frank Changes

December 11, 2014

Demos
Adam Lioz

Stacked Deck: How The Bias In Our Big Money Political System Undermines Racial Equity

December 8, 2014

OC Register
Martin Wisckol

The Buzz: Wealthy's economic interests drive defeat of state propositions

November 24, 2014

Gizmodo
Adam Clark Estes

Politicians Who Regulate Big Cable Invest in AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon

November 21, 2014

San Francisco Chronicle
Joe Garofoli

Obama’s immigration plan doesn’t grant tech world’s wishes

November 19, 2014

Mint Press News
Frederick Reese

GOP Needs To Clear Net Neutrality, Immigration Reform Hurdles On The Way To 2016

November 18, 2014

Washington Post
Philip Bump

Republican members of Congress have done better than Democrats on the stock market this year

November 18, 2014

NBC Bay Area
Barbara E. Hernandez

48 Members of Congress (or Their Spouses) Hold Apple Stock

November 16, 2014

Fortune
Philip Elmer-DeWitt

48 members of Congress (or their families) are Apple investors

November 14, 2014

CNBC
Karma Allen

Republicans and Democrats agree on these stocks

November 14, 2014

CNN Money
Ben Rooney

Top 10 stocks members of Congress own

November 13, 2014

Ars Technica
David Kravets

Congress bets big on Apple, Microsoft stock

November 6, 2014

The Washington Times
Michael R. Blood

Big spenders, as usual, end up on top in election

November 10, 2014

San Francisco Chronicle
Matier & Ross

Dianne Feinstein holds off on backing Ed Lee’s re-election bid

November 5, 2014

KCRA
Michelle Schultz

Tight race between Bera, Ose for 7th Congressional District

November 5, 2014

KQED - California Report
April Dembosky

Prop. 45 Defeated by Health Insurance Industry

November 5, 2014

Wall Street Journal - Washington Wire
Alejandro Lazo

California Voters Decline to Raise Medical Malpractice Cap

November 5, 2014

TechNewsWorld
Richard Adhikari

Facebook's Voter Turnout Efforts: Good, Bad or Pointless?

November 5, 2014

The Wall Street Journal
Peter Nicholas

Minimum-Wage Boosts, Pot Legalization Advance in State Ballot Measures

November 5, 2014

The Sacramento Bee
Dana Hull

Bay Area billionaire's $65 million gamble to make climate change an election issue

November 5, 2014

The San Francisco Chronicle
Joe Garofoli

Money talks: Biggest spenders on CA ballot props won (CHART)

November 5, 2014

CBS San Francisco
Christin Ayers

Coca-Cola, Pepsico, Other Soda Makers Spend Millions To Defeat San Francisco Tax

November 5, 2014

The Christian Science Monitor
Gloria Goodale

Berkeley passes first-in-the-nation soda tax. Will other cities follow? (+video)

November 5, 2014

The Los Angeles Times
Michael Hiltzik

On California initiatives, money talked, the public interest walked

November 3, 2014

Ars Technica
David Kravets

Napster, Netflix founders top donors in California voter politics

November 1, 2014

The Huffington Post
Barbi Appelquist

The Campaign Finance Game

November 1, 2014

San Francisco Chronicle
Caroyln Jones

Chevron spends $3 million in attempt to sway Richmond voters

October 28, 2014

Los Angeles Times
Patt Morrison

MapLight's Daniel Newman wants to help Californians 'follow the money'

October 24, 2014

San Francisco Chronicle
Joe Garofoli

Tech political donors at crossroads as funds pour into campaigns

October 22, 2014

Berkeleyside
Natalie Orenstein

Outside money, solar funds in Assembly campaigns

October 21, 2014

CBS SF Bay Area
Doug Sovern

Staggering Campaign Contributions In Many California Races And Proposals

October 21, 2014

KPCC

Debating Proposition 46: Medical-malpractice damages, drug-testing docs

October 21, 2014

San Jose Mercury News
Norman Kline

Norman Kline: Tools for voters to make informed choices

October 17, 2014

KCRA
Mike Luery

War, poverty, plague issues in US House District 3 race

October 14, 2014

Political Blotter
Josh Richman

Tools You Can Use for the Nov. 4 Election

October 10, 2014

KQED
Frances Dinkelspiel

Beverage Industry Spends Big to Beat Berkeley Soda Tax

October 8, 2014

Wall Street Journal
Alejandro Lazo

Californians Split Over Letting Official Veto Insurers’ Rate Boosts

October 7, 2014

Associated Press
Ellen Knickmeyer

Regulator Sought Donation From California Utility

October 6, 2014

Los Angeles Times
Marc Lifsher

Insurance Commissioner Race Pits Two Starkly Different Candidates

September 17, 2014

Ars Technica
David Kravets

Senators opposing net neutrality rake in more campaign cash

September 12, 2014

Gigaom.com
Derrick Harris

How Silicon Valley spends its money on Capitol Hill

September 12, 2014

Los Angeles Times
Patrick McGreevy

Candidates for California secretary of state spar

September 12, 2014

Los Angeles Times
Patrick McGreevy

Election technology, business key issues in secretary of state race

September 12, 2014

San Francisco Chronicle
Carla Marinucci

Bowen's depression revelation shifts secretary of state race

September 6, 2014

Washington Examiner
Mark Tapscott

Nonprofit puts Federal Lobbying Database on the Internet for everybody

September 5, 2014

Huffington Post
Lydia O'Connor

Labor Unions Blamed For Derailing Campaign Transparency Efforts

September 1, 2014

Contra Costa Times
Josh Richman

Political Blotter: Republican Secretary of State Candidate Pete Peterson says 'R' is for Resume

August 27, 2014

Nation of Change
Nicholas Goroff

Money: A New Tool to Track Political Influence This Election Season

August 26, 2014

Political Blotter
Josh Richman

Snapshot: My meeting with Pete Peterson

August 26, 2014

San Jose Mercury News
Mercury News Editorial

Mercury News Editorial: Truth in Campaign Advertising Should Be The Law

August 26, 2014

Contra Costa Times

Guest commentary: Two major public employee unions are fighting transparency

August 23, 2014

La Opinión
María Peña

Preocupan los 'Pequeños Ejércitos' Locales en Estados Unidos

August 21, 2014

The Daily Kos
Weinenkel

Defense Contractors Buying Militarization Votes in Congress

August 20, 2014

Burlington Free Press
Nicole Gaudiano

Lockheed Contribution Follow F-35 Contract

August 20, 2014

Mint Press News
Nadia Prupis

‘This is the Story Of Power In This Country’: Ferguson, Institutionalized Racism And The Militarization Of Police

August 19, 2014

TechDirt
Tim Cushing

Defense Contractors' Funds Fuel Vote To Keep Department Of Defense's Police Militarization Program Funded

August 19, 2014

The Huffington Post
Shadee Ashtari & Sara Boboltz

10 Ways You Can Help The People Of Ferguson, Missouri

August 19, 2014

The Washington Post
Puneet Kollipara

Campaign Donations from Defense Industry May Well Have Influenced Past Vote

August 18, 2014

Saint Louis Post-Dispatch
Chuck Raasch

U.S. House in June Rejected Attempt to Pare Military Equipment to Local Police Forces

August 18, 2014

Mother Jones
Alex Park

How the Defense Industry Convinced Congress to Militarize Local Cops

August 15, 2014

Roll Call
Tim Starks

Defense Industry Donations and the Alan Grayson Police Militarization Amendment

August 15, 2014

CBS News
Stephanie Condon

Defense Donations Favored Congressmen Who Back Militarized Police

August 15, 2014

International Business Times
David Sirota

Ferguson Police Militarization: Cash Flowed to Lawmakers Who Voted to 'Militarize' Police

August 15, 2014

Politico
Byron Tau & Adam Sneed

AGRP Lauds Lobbying Reversal--Can Big $$ Save Ex-Im?

August 11, 2014

McClatchy DC
Curtis Tate

Silicon Valley is becoming bigger player in Washington

August 5, 2014

The Commercial Appeal
Richard Locker

D.C. Energy Industry Group Running TV Ads for Alexander

August 4, 2014

Los Angeles Times
David Lazarus

Transparent Airfares Act Needs More Transparency

July 31, 2014

The Daily Progress

Airline Bill Wants You Flying Blind

July 26, 2014

San Francisco Chronicle
Nanette Asimov & Stephanie M. Lee

Weakened Protections Leave Little Recourse for Students

July 22, 2014

Univision
Gerardo Reyes

Los dueños de La Bestia

July 19, 2014

San Francisco Chronicle
Joe Garofoli

Ride Services up Against Big Lobbying Push in Sacramento

July 9, 2014

Contra Costa Times
Dan Kalb

My Word: Oakland Needs Independent, Fully Funded Ethics Commission

July 3, 2014

Central Valley Business Times

Environmental Groups Slam Fresno Lawmaker

July 3, 2014

Farm Progress
Janell Baum

Oregon Group Ready to Put GMO Labeling on the Ballot

June 25, 2014

Eureka Times-Standard
Lorna Rodriguez & Matt O'Brien

Some Barriers to Energy Choice in Arcata Lifted

June 24, 2014

MediaNews Group
Matt O'Brien

Bay Area Clean Energy Advocates Celebrate Partial Defeat of State Bill

June 24, 2014

Los Angeles Times
Marc Lifsher

Lawmakers Urge Change to Carbon Emissions Plan

June 20, 2014

San Francisco Business Times
Patrick Hoge

Salesforce's Benioff and Ron Conway Run into the Real Estate Lobby in Sacramento

June 19, 2014

Next City
Rachel Dovey

New California Bill Threatens Clean Energy in the Golden State

June 19, 2014

ProgrammableWeb
Eric Carter

MapLight to Release Voter's Edge API For Access to 2014 Election Information

June 19, 2014

Oakland Local
Eddie A. Tejeda

Major Improvement to Oakland Public Ethics Commission Proposed; Will City Council Take Action?

June 18, 2014

Huffington Post
Timothy Karr

How to Tell If Your Member of Congress Is a Crony Capitalist

June 17, 2014

Central Valley Business Times

Bakersfield Congressman May Ascend on Thursday

June 13, 2014

San Francisco Chronicle
John Diaz

Glacial Vote Count Updates: A Disgrace to a Tech-Savvy State

June 10, 2014

The Progressive
Brendan Fischer

Democracy Movement Leads Push for Democracy Amendment

June 5, 2014

Los Angeles Times
Patrick McGreevy

Oil Money Flowed to Calif. Senators Who Blocked Fracking Moratorium

June 3, 2014

San Francisco Chronicle
Joe Garofoli

Where the Big Money is Coming From in East Bay Assembly Race (CHART)

June 3, 2014

Los Angeles Times
Marc Lifsher

Insurance Commissioner Replay Set for November

June 3, 2014

San Francisco Chronicle
Joe Garofoli

Which Candidate Gave the Most to Their OWN Campaign? (CHART)

June 2, 2014

KPCC
Sharon McNary

Election 2014: Kashkari's $1 Million Leads State's Self-Funded Candidates

May 31, 2014

Huffington Post
Timothy Karr

The Dirty Secret Behind Rep. Latta's Anti-Net Neutrality Bill

May 30, 2014

Daily Kos
Joan McCarter

Republicans in Congress Helping Big Telecom Try to Kill Net Neutrality

May 30, 2014

KCRA
Mike Luery

Dominant Political Parties Losing Voters in California

May 30, 2014

TechCrunch
Kyle Russell

House Republican Efforts To Curb FCC Authority Mirror Cable Industry Lobbying

May 30, 2014

CBS SF Bay Area
Doug Sovern

Campaign 2014 Special Report: Who’s Footing The Bill In Blitz Of Political Ads?

May 30, 2014

The Associated Press
Justin Pritchard

How Google Got States To Legalize Driverless Cars

May 30, 2014

KPCC
Sharon McNary

Can a Candidate's Donors Determine a Voter's Affinity?

May 28, 2014

KCRA
Mike Luery

An Inside Look: The Money Behind the California Candidates

May 26, 2014

Los Angeles Times
Marc Lifsher

Ideologies Clash in Race for California Insurance Commissioner

May 26, 2014

Central Coast News
Jon K. Brent

Labor Unions Fund Brown for Governor Reelection Bid

May 23, 2014

Washington Examiner
Michael Hiltzik

Big Bucks Raised in Race for California Education Chief

May 22, 2014

Los Angeles Times
Michael Hiltzik

Party Doesn't Govern Lawmakers' Stance on Net Neutrality--Money Does

May 20, 2014

Tech Dirt
Tim Cushing

Congressional Reps Signing Sympathy-For-The-Cable-Industry Letter Received More Than Twice As Much Funding From Cable Lobbyists

May 19, 2014

Politico
Tarini Parti

Becca Gould to American Tower - ESA Promotes Amirhooshmand, Johnson - DDCA hires Miller

May 19, 2014

Huffington Post

Congress is Debating The Future Of The Internet. Here Are 4 Things To Watch For

May 17, 2014

The Oregonian
Jeff Mapes

Oregon Rep. Greg Walden, Top Recipient of Cable Donations, Supports Industry on Net Neutrality

May 16, 2014

Arstechnica.com
David Kravets

Bankrolled by Broadband Donors, Lawmakers Lobby FCC on Net Neutrality

May 13, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

Bill Expands Public Safety Survivor Death Benefits

May 12, 2014

New American Media
Ngoc Nguyen

Ethnic Voters Want Environmental Protections, But Do Their Lawmakers?

May 9, 2014

ABC News (KGO-TV)
Lyanne Melendez, David Louie, Katie Marzullo, and Lisa Amin Gulezian

Pres. Obama Back in the Bay Area for Fundraisers

May 3, 2014

The Sacramento Bee
Judy Lin

Legislative Primary Kicks Off Supermajority Fight

May 2, 2014

PublicCEO
Alexandra Bjerg

Voter's Edge Arms Californians with Abundance of Information

April 30, 2014

Los Angeles Times
George Skelton

Smartphone 'Kill Switch' Bill Mugged by Telecom Industry

April 16, 2014

Examiner.com
Karen Rubin

After McCutcheon, Citizens United, 'QPQ PDQ' Plan to Preserve Democracy

April 14, 2014

Orange County Register
Cathy Taylor

Oc/Dc - California Primary

April 11, 2014

Al Jazeera
Daniel Newman

Campaign Fundraising is Bribery

April 9, 2014

San Francisco Chronicle
Phillip Matier & Andrew Ross

Lawyer for 'Shrimp Boy' Blames Feds for Predicament

April 8, 2014

KPCC
Sharon McNary

No Trace of Suspended Senators, But Their Offices are Still Open

April 7, 2014

San Francisco Chronicle
Judy Lin

California Senate Erases Websites of 3 Lawmakers

April 7, 2014

Contra Costa Times
Josh Richman

Spotlighting Suspended Senators’ Money & Votes

April 7, 2014

Bloomberg
Alison Vekshin

WellPoint Leads $13 Million California Insurance Battle

April 7, 2014

KCBS

KCBS In Depth: Money In Politics

April 4, 2014

The Raw Story
Eric W. Dolan

GOP Senator Recites Koch Brother’s Op-Ed to Represent ‘Mainstream’ American views

April 3, 2014

WTAQ
Larry Lee

U.S. Supreme Court McCutcheon ruling on campaign financing concerns several groups

April 3, 2014

AL.com
Brendan Kirby

House Passes Bill Changing Obamacare Definition of Full-Time Worker to 40 Hours Per Week

April 3, 2014

San Francisco Chronicle
Bob Egelko

Supreme Court Strikes Down Overall Political Donation Limits

April 2, 2014

The Blade

Supreme Court's Rejection of U.S. Campaign Funding Limits Opens Door for Big-Money Donors

April 1, 2014

KQED
Scott Shafer

Yee Co-Defendant Jackson Draws Legal Legend As His Attorney

April 1, 2014

San Francisco Chronicle
Melody Gutierrez and Carla Marinucci

Case Against State Sen. Yee Raises Fundraising Questions

March 31, 2014

inewsource
Joe Yerardi

San Diego County’s System for Tracking Campaign Donations Called Outdated

March 31, 2014

The Raw Story
Travis Gettys

Chemical Industry-Funded Senators Want to Hide Chemical Industry Funding of Studies

March 31, 2014

KPIX CBS San Francisco
Allen Martin

Leland Yee Scandal Puts Political Consultant Keith Jackson In The Spotlight

March 28, 2014

The California Report
Scott Shafer

Senator Yee Corruption Scandal Plays Out in Sacramento

March 27, 2014

KGO-TV
Carolyn Tyler & Lyanne Melendez

Leland Yee withdraws candidacy for Calif. Secretary of State

March 27, 2014

KCBS

MapLight Website Pores Over Political Contributions to Leland Yee

March 27, 2014

The Hill
Benjamin Goad

Study Links Push for Rule Delay to Campaign Cash

March 26, 2014

KQED
Olivia Allen-Price

Keith Jackson Among Yee's Top Political Donors

March 26, 2014

The Daily Beast
Lawrence Lessig

The Republican Street Fight Over Transparency in Government

March 23, 2014

Illinois Review

Top Defense Contractors Contribute to Durbin Re-election Campaign

March 20, 2014

Public News Service
Mary Kuhlman & Scott Herron

Data Shows Influence of "Dark Money" in Ohio Campaigns

March 20, 2014

The Sacramento Bee

AM Alert: California Forward lets the sunshine in

March 19, 2014

The Huffington Post
Kathleen Miles

This Chart Shows How Little We Really Know About Where Political Money Comes From

March 15, 2014

The Fresno Bee
Sarah Swanbeck

Sarah Swanbeck: SB27 Will Help Out Voters

March 14, 2014

100.5 WYMG

Study Recommends Changes to Funding Political Campaigns

March 14, 2014

WAND-TV

I-TEAM: Big Hitters - Big Money

March 11, 2014

San Francisco Bay Guardian
Rebecca Bowe and Brian McMahon

Glimmers of Sunshine

March 4, 2014

The Daily Nebraskan
Mark Batt

BATT: Citizen United Decision Discourages Citizen Voting in Elections

February 26, 2014

Huffington Post
Kathy Gill

Netflix as Cable's Whipping Boy: Oligopoly and Oligarchy Power at Work

February 23, 2014

TC Palm (AP)
George Andreassi

Ken Pruitt's Lobbying Firm Harvested $150,000 From Florida Crystals Since 2012, Investigation Finds

February 21, 2014

The Washington Post
Jaime Fuller

Toss-Up Elections are a 501(c)(4)’s Best Friend

February 21, 2014

Central Valley Business Times

Legislature Shines Light on Dark Money

February 18, 2014

The Dish
Andrew Sullivan

Comwarnercablecast, Ctd

February 14, 2014

VICE Motherboard
Meghan Neal

If Comcast's Merger Happens, It'll Be Thanks to a Mountain of Lobbyist Cash

February 14, 2014

San Francisco Chronicle
Joe Garofoli

Follow the Money to Congress on Comcast-Time-Warner Deal

February 14, 2014

The New Yorker
John Cassidy

Does Comcast Own Washington?

February 5, 2014

Mint Press News
Matthew Heller

Bribery Allegations Threaten California Political Dynasty

January 26, 2014

Los Angeles Times
Marc Lifsher

Assemblyman Wants to See Cigarette Butt Litter Go Up in Smoke

January 23, 2014

The Sacramento Bee
Joe Mathews

Do You Expect Me to Read All This?

                                     December 19, 2013

San Francisco Chronicle
Phillip Matier and Andrew Ross

Pitch to Voters: No BART Strikes Allowed

December 18, 2013

Los Angeles Times
George Skelton

Unions Need to Give the Public a Break

December 12, 2013

Los Angeles Times
Patrick McGreevy

Successful State Senate Candidates Raise an Average of $1 Million

December 3, 2013

San Francisco Chronicle
Joe Garofoli

California Democrats Brace for Low 2014 Turnout

November 30, 2013

Star-Telegram
Maria Recio and Anna M. Tinsley

Cornyn: Iran Nuclear Deal Distracts from Health Care Program

November 22, 2013

Orange County Register
Martin Wisckol

Unions Top List of State Campaign Donors

November 22, 2013

Fuel Fix
Simone Sebastian

Top 10 Beneficiaries of Fracturing Dollars in Congress

November 20, 2013

Mother Jones
Molly Redden

CHART: These Members of Congress Are Bankrolled by the Fracking Industry

November 20, 2013

The Huffington Post
Jared Gilmour

Fracking Industry Campaign Contributions At Record Levels, Report Shows

November 15, 2013

Personal Liberty Digest
Sam Rolley

Tale Of Two NSA Bills: Feinstein Gets Big Bucks From Intelligence Contractors, Leahy Doesn’t

November 12, 2013

Bloomberg Businessweek
Alison Vekshin

Gene-Altered Food Fight Rages On as Oregon Takes the Lead

November 8, 2013

Santa Barbara Independent
Katie Davis and Catherine Gautier

California Climate Action and Shale Oil Extraction Don’t Mix

November 7, 2013

The New American
Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.

GOP Establishment Blames Tea Party for Election Failures

November 6, 2013

Star Tribune
Phuong Le and Mike Hughlett

Washington State Initiative to Label GMO Foods Failing After Influx of Out-of-State Money


November 5, 2013

Los Angeles Times
Evan Halper

Democrats Outspend GOP in Virginia Governor's Race


November 4, 2013

InTheCapital
Tess VandenDolder

Where the Virginia Governor Candidates Get Their Funding May Surprise You


November 1, 2013

CNN
Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield

The Right to Know if You're Eating Genetically Modified Food


October 31, 2013

Mother Jones
Erika Eichelberger

House Passes Bill Written by Citigroup Lobbyists


October 30, 2013

San Francisco Chronicle
Joe Garofoli

GOP Infighting Centers on Anonymous Blog


October 30, 2013

The Huffington Post
Mansur Gidfar

There's Something Absolutely Insane Happening In The House Right Now


October 30, 2013

Forbes
Tom Groenfeldt

Banks, Led By Citi, Lobby House (Successfully) To Limit Dodd-Frank On Derivatives


October 27, 2013

KQED - California Report
Scott Detrow

The Image and Influence of California's Organized Labor


October 26, 2013

The Olympian
Brad Shannon

Grocery Manufacturers Put in $3.78M More to Defeat I-522's Labels on GMO Foods


October 24, 2013

Journal-Advocate
Sandra Fish

Millions for a Billion


October 24, 2013

Bloomberg
Alison Vekshin

Monsanto Bets $5 Million in Fight Over Gene-Altered Food


October 23, 2013

VailDaily
Sandra Fish

Money Pours into Amendment 66 Race


October 23, 2013

Los Angeles Times
George Skelton

A Democrat Who's Pushing to Outlaw Transit Strikes


October 23, 2013

San Francisco Chronicle
Joe Garofoli

Strike Bans Raise New Problems, Labor Experts Warn


October 19, 2013

The Desert Sun
Erica Felci

Bulk of Congressman Raul Ruiz's Funds From Outside District


October 18, 2013

I-News Network
Sandra Fish

Big Bucks Flowing into Ballot Measure That Would Revise, Increase K-12 School Funding


October 18, 2013

The Olympian
Brad Shannon

Report: Pepsi, Coke, Nestle Contribute More Than $1 Million Each to Fight I-522


October 17, 2013

Des Moines Register
Christopher Doering

Food, Agribusiness Spending Millions to Defeat Latest Biotech Labeling Measure


October 17, 2013

The Hill
Ben Goad

GMO Labeling Foes Pour Millions into Washington Contest


October 16, 2013

CBS SF Bay Area
Doug Sovern

Analysis Reveals Transit Unions Giving Millions To Calif. Lawmakers


October 16, 2013

Independent Voter Network
Alex Gauthier

Reddit AMA: FEC Chair Says Average Voters Don’t Control Elections


October 14, 2013

Politico
Rachel Bade

Medical device makers flex muscle, arm way into debt limit fight


October 14, 2013

The Huffington Post
Paul Blumenthal

Cory Booker Has 8-1 Fundraising Lead Over Opponent Steve Lonegan


October 8, 2013

San Francisco Chronicle
Juliet Williams

Brown OKs changes to Calif. Political Reform Act


September 13, 2013

Washington Post
Sean Sullivan

Breaking Down the Syria Vote by Defense Industry Contributions — in 1 Graphic


September 12, 2013

NPR
David Welna

Pro-Israel Lobby Finds Longtime Supporters Defect on Syria


September 12, 2013

The Huffington Post
Josh Silver

Syria: Pro-War Senators Took 83% More Money From Military Industry


September 6, 2013

The Daily Caller
Brendan Bordelon

Senators Who Voted for Syria Strike Got More Defense Contractor Dough


September 5, 2013

Daily Mail
David Martosko

Senators Who Backed Syria Resolution Got 83 Per Cent More Defense Lobby Money Than Those Who Voted Against It, Campaign Finance Numbers Show


September 5, 2013

Wired
David Kravets

Senators Authorizing Syria Strike Got More Defense Cash Than Lawmakers Voting No


September 1, 2013

Los Angeles Times
Marc Lifsher

Watchdogs Will Be on Guard During Final Legislative Rush


August 21, 2013

Grist
Nathanael Johnson

Who’s Paying for GMO-Labeling Initiative Campaigns?


August 19, 2013

KUOW 94.9
John Ryan

GMO Labeling Backers Outspend Foes In Washington


August 9, 2013

San Francisco Chronicle
Joe Garofoli

No Politician Likely to Try to Stop BART Strike


August 3, 2013

Wyoming Tribune Eagle
Rodger McDaniel

Unhappy With Congress? Change Must Start Here


July 29, 2013

San Francisco Chronicle
Joe Garofoli

Folo the Money: House Members Who Opposed NSA Clampdown Got Most $ From Defense Contractors


July 29, 2013

Press TV

Pro-NSA Congress Members Get More Money From Defense Contractors


July 28, 2013

The Nation
Lee Fang

Lawmakers Protecting NSA Surveillance Are Awash in Defense Contractor Cash


July 26, 2013

Wired
David Kravets

Lawmakers Who Upheld NSA Phone Spying Received Double the Defense Industry Cash


July 23, 2013

San Jose Mercury News
Op-Ed by Doug Edwards

Doug Edwards: Google, Other Tech Companies Should Consider Ethical Offsets


July 17, 2013

Orange County Register
Martin Wisckol

Bill's Votes Correlate With Wall Street Donations, Group Says


July 16, 2013

The Hill
Vicki Needham

Overnight Money: Bernanke Talks Economy, Stimulus


July 11, 2013

San Diego Reader
Don Bauder

How Corrupt Is Congress? Here's An Indication

July 8, 2013

Los Angeles Times
Marc Lifsher

State Senate Panel Backs AT&T in Clash on LifeLine Phone Service

June 28, 2013

The Daily Caller
Neil Munro

Immigration Backers Out-Donate Critics 24 to 1

June 28, 2013

Triple Pundit
RP Siegel

Senators’ Positions on Climate Change Reflect Their Donors’ Wishes

June 27, 2013

San Francisco Chronicle
Joe Garofoli

Prop. 8 Supporters Unsure About Their Next Step

June 26, 2013

89.3 KPCC
Kitty Felde

A Look Back at the Money in the Fight Over Prop 8

June 25, 2013

Quartz
Todd Woody

The War Over Fracking in California Has Just Begun

June 22, 2013

Digital Journal
Ken Hanly

Big Campaign Donations From Contractors Doing Secret Work for NSA

June 21, 2013

Washington Times
Shaun Waterman

Surveillance Contractors Gave Millions in Campaign Cash to Congressional Lawmakers

June 17, 2013

Mother Jones
Erika Eichelberger

Want to Know How Your Rep. Voted on Wall Street Regs? Check the Campaign Cash.

June 16, 2013

UK Guardian
Heidi Moore

Wall Street is Winning the Long War Against Post-crash Regulation

June 14, 2013

Los Angeles Times
Patrick McGreevy

Fracking Bills Flop After Gusher of Opposition Cash, Report Says

June 13, 2013

Slate France
Par Gérard Horny

Combien Vaut Le Vote D'un Sénateur Américain?

June 12, 2013

Washington Post
Alexis Goldstein

The ‘Intimidate the CTFC Act’

June 4, 2013

USA Today
Kevin McCoy

Dodd-Frank Act: After 3 Years, a Long To-Do List

June 3, 2013

KCET
Jessica Levinson

More Campaign Disclosure Coming to California, But It's Not Enough

May 30, 2013

Los Angeles Daily News

Bowen Agrees to Boost Campaign Transparency for California Public: Opinion

May 30, 2013

San Francisco Chronicle
Joe Garofoli

Senate Dems Flex Their Supermajority Muscle. Will the Assembly?

May 29, 2013

Huffington Post
Tana Amen

Frankenfoods: Do Americans Have a Right to Know What They're Eating?

May 24, 2013

Russia Today (RT)

Wall Street is Writing its Own Regulation Bill

May 24, 2013

San Jose Mercury News
May Clare Jalonick

Senate Rejects GMO Labeling Bill as Thousands Plan March Against Monsanto

May 23, 2013

New York Times
Eric Lipton and Ben Protess

Banks’ Lobbyists Help in Drafting Financial Bills

May 21, 2013

San Jose Mercury News
Judy Lin

Calif. to Post Raw Campaign Filings Online Daily

May 20, 2013

Philadelphia Inquirer
Matt Katz

Silicon Valley's Unlikely New Favorite Cause: Gov. Christie

May 16, 2013

KGO-TV (ABC-SF)
Mark Matthews

Abuse of Tax Loophole Led to IRS Scandal

May 11, 2013

Barron's
Alan Abelson

Right on the Money

May 10, 2013

Watchdog.org
Eric Boehm

Online Sales Tax Bill Provides Shelter to Big Businesses, More Cash for Governments

May 8, 2013

Independent Voter Network
Alex Gauthier

Senate Bill to Upgrade California Secretary of State Website

May 6, 2013

Washington Examiner
Op-Ed by Daniel G. Newman

How to End Secret Money Without Passing a Law

May 2, 2013

San Francisco Chronicle
Kathleen Pender

Good News for Principal Reduction Backers

April 30, 2013

Los Angeles Times
Jon Healey

State Campaign Finance Data Should Be Downloadable

April 25, 2013

Sacramento Bee
Jeremy B. White

Bowen Rebuffs Call for Direct Web Access to Campaign Database

April 25, 2013

The Pioneer Online - CSU East Bay
Yousuf Fahimuddin

Rootstrikers Call for Constitutional Convention

April 22, 2013

Techdirt
Tim Cushing

Everywhere, Big Brother Is Smiling: Congress Sells Your Privacy For A Cool $84 Million

April 22, 2013

PC Mag
Fahmida Y. Rashid

Pro-CISPA Companies Out-Lobby Anti-CISPA Groups

April 19, 2013

US News and World Report
Jason Koebler

CISPA Supporters Spend 140 Times As Much Money Lobbying as Opponents

April 18, 2013

TechNewsWorld
Richard Adhikari

CISPA on Collision Course With Obama Veto

April 12, 2013

San Francisco Chronicle
Joe Garofoli

Steyer's Donations - Quandary for Liberals?

April 12, 2013

Los Angeles Times
Chris O'Brien

Cyber Security Bill Pits Tech Giants Against Privacy Activists

April 10, 2013

Daily Dot
Kevin Collier

How the Cybersecurity Lobbying Boom Could Help CISPA

April 4, 2013

Huffington Post
Zach Carter

Wall Street's Congress Investment Yields Dividends In Deregulation Votes

April 2, 2013

Washington Examiner
Mark Flatten

Big Banks Pour Money into House Ag Committee Coffers

March 25, 2013

Washington Times
Laura Sesana

Frankenveggies: Monsanto Protection Act Passes Senate

March 23, 2013

Boing Boing
Cory Doctorow

Congressman Boasts on Twitter About the Money he Got to Support CISPA, Then Thinks Better of It

March 22, 2013

Sustainable Business

Monsanto Rider Passes in Budget Bill

March 22, 2013

CNN Money
Dan Mitchell

When it Comes to Internet Privacy, Corporate Lobbying Goes Only So Far

March 22, 2013

Daily Kos
Joan McCarter

What Rep. Mike Rogers Doesn't Want You to Know About CISPA

March 21, 2013

Los Angeles Times
Marc Lifsher

Craft Distillers Aim to Pour It On

March 13, 2013

CBS Moneywatch
Erik Sherman

What Does a Senator Cost These Days? Over $10M

March 13, 2013

Lifehacker
Alan Henry

How to Avoid Sounding Like an Idiot When Discussing Politics

March 12, 2013

Sacramento Bee

The Buzz: Cost of House Seat in California Exceeds $1 million

March 11, 2013

The Week Magazine
Jon Terbush

What it Costs to Win a Congressional Election

March 11, 2013

Mass Live
Shira Schoenberg

Elizabeth Warren Outraised Every Other Winning Senate and House Candidate, MapLight Finds

March 11, 2013

Washington Post
Aaron Blake

Why ‘Mr. Smith’ Can’t Make it to Washington — in 1 Chart

March 11, 2013

KTVU News

Nonprofit investigates NRA's influence on Congress

March 11, 2013

New York Daily News
David Knowles

U.S. Senate Seat Now Costs $10.5 Million to Win, on Average, While US House Seat Costs, $1.7 Million, New Analysis of FEC Data Shows

March 8, 2013

Los Angeles Times
Tiffany Hsu

Whole Foods to Require Labels on Genetically Modified Products

March 4, 2013

Daily Breeze
Nick Green

Voters to Decide Redondo Beach Power Plant's Fate

February 28, 2013

Star Tribune
Mike Hughlett

Bills Would Require Labels on Genetically Engineered Food in Minnesota

February 25, 2013

Huffington Post
Aaron Sankin

California Marijuana Legalization Backers Hope To Get Measure Onto 2014 Ballot

February 22, 2013

San Francisco Chronicle
Joe Garofoli

Democrats Lose State Senate Supermajority

February 16, 2013

San Jose Mercury News
Tracy Seipel and Karen de Sá

Santa Clara County Supervisor George Shirakawa Challenged by Finances in Public and Private Life

February 4, 2013

New York Daily News
David Knowles

NRA Spent $15 Million to Oust President Obama From Office in 2012, and Donated Overwhelmingly to Republican Candidates

January 26, 2013

Contra Costa Times
Op-Ed by Daniel Newman

California Can Shine a Light on National 'Dark Money' in Campaigns

January 12, 2013

San Francisco Chronicle
Joe Garofoli

Wealthy Who Avoided the 'Fiscal Cliff'

January 7, 2013

UtahPolicy.com
Bryan Schott

Who's Donating to Your Member of Congress?

December 17, 2012

Nonprofit Quarterly
Mike Keefe-Feldman

Report Helps Put Contemporary Nonprofit Journalism in Context

December 9, 2012

Los Angeles Times
Daniel Zingale

Gulp! The High Cost of Big Soda's Victory

December 6, 2012

San Francisco Chronicle
Joe Garofoli

Jim DeMint Could Make a Bigger Impact at Heritage Than the Senate

November 22, 2012

NBC Southern California
Sherry Bebitch Jeffe

California Politics: Turkey of the Year Awards

November 15, 2012

Los Angeles Times
George Skelton

It's Time to Reform Our Initiative System

November 13, 2012

Mashable
Kevin Collier

Obama Considering Prominent SOPA Supporter for Cabinet

November 8, 2012

Wall Street Journal
Vauhini Vara

California Voters Approve Higher Taxes

November 7, 2012

New York Times
Norimitsu Onishi

In California, a Tight Battle Over a Tax Initiative to Help Schools

November 7, 2012

San Jose Mercury News
Daniel G. Newman

Break the Grip of Wealthy Interests Controlling California's Ballot Measure System

November 5, 2012

Guardian
Suzanne Goldenberg

Prop 37: Food Companies Spend $45m to Defeat California GM Label Bill

November 5, 2012

Reuters
Jim Christie

California's Tax Measure Faces Nail-biter Finish

November 2, 2012

La Opinión
Jorge Morales

Batalla en California por Proposiciones 30 y 32

October 31, 2012

Economist

Land of the Freer?

October 29, 2012

Reuters
Peter Henderson

California Ballot Measures Draw Free-spending Billionaires

October 25, 2012

Sacramento Bee
Laurel Rosenhall

Food Labeling Initiative Proposition 37 is Sliding in the Polls

October 24, 2012

Sacramento Bee
Phillip Reese

See the Big Money Behind Every California Ballot Proposition

October 19, 2012

CBS San Francisco
Doug Sovern

Web Widget Exposes Who’s Really Paying For Political Campaigns

October 17, 2012

Mother Jones
Maddie Oatman

6 Must-Have Apps for Political Junkies

October 16, 2012

Forbes
Ryan Mac

Billionaires Face Off On California Proposition To Raise Taxes On Wealthy

October 15, 2012

San Francisco Chronicle
Wyatt Buchanan

Prop. 30 big donors include big companies

October 15, 2012

Wired
David Kravets

Who Bought Your Politician? Chick With Our Embeddable Widget

October 12, 2012

California Watch / Center for Investigative Reporting
Will Evans

Top donors go all in on state ballot measures

October 3, 2012

Wall Street Journal
Vauhini Vara

New Players Amp Up Political Giving

October 2, 2012

Los Angeles Times Blog
Anthony York

Proposition 30 set to launch first television ads

October 2, 2012

ConsumerAffairs
James R. Hood

Next Big Thing: Genetically Engineered Food?

September 26, 2012

Mashable
Alex Fitzpatrick

Want Politicians to 'Show You the Money?' Try This App

September 26, 2012

Bloomberg Businessweek
Garance Burke

Reforms create competitive House races in Calif.

September 26, 2012

Los Angeles Times
Marc Lifsher

Poll finds Prop. 37 is likely to pass

September 24, 2012

Berkeleyside
Frances Dinkelspiel

Berkeleyside Launches One-Stop, Nonpartisan Voting Guide

September 20, 2012

Sacramento Bee Blog
Jon Ortiz

Column Extra: More about unions' and business interests' political spending

September 20, 2012

San Jose Mercury News
Josh Richman

New poll: California tax measures are touch-and-go

September 17, 2012

San Francisco Chronicle
Drew Joseph

Prop. 35 gets tough on human traffickers

September 14, 2012

Los Angeles Times
Marc Lifsher

Whole Foods endorses genetically modified food labeling measure

September 14, 2012

San Francisco Chronicle
Joe Garofoli

Group w/ties to Koch Bros drops $4 million on Prop 32

September 9, 2012

San Francisco Chronicle
Drew Joseph

Prop. 33 restarts auto insurance debate

September 7, 2012

Los Angeles Times
Karin Klein

The food industry's big problem with genetically engineered food

September 7, 2012

KQED

Food Corporations Spending Big to Defeat Proposition 37

September 7, 2012

San Jose Mercury News
Chris O'Brien

Tom Steyer pumps $21.9 million into Prop 39 to generate clean tech funds

September 6, 2012

Columbia Journalism Review
Clay Shirky

Failing Geometry

August 30, 2012

Washington Post
Michael B. Marios

California Ballot Spending Dominated by ...

August 30, 2012

California Watch
Will Evans

California feeds super PACs of both political persuasions

August 27, 2012

CNN Anderson Cooper
Kyung Lah

California bill on teachers accused of sex crimes fails

August 22, 2012

Florida Center for Investigative Reporting

FCIR Project Tracks Funding Behind Florida’s Proposed Constitutional Amendments

August 22, 2012

Los Angeles Times

Funding for California Ballot Measures

August 22, 2012

Los Angeles Times
Marc Lifsher

Food Growers, Beverage Firms Bolster Effort Against Prop. 37

August 21, 2012

The Press Enterprise
Jeff Horseman

DEATH PENALTY: DA's Union Gives Money to Fight Repeal

August 21, 2012

San Francisco Chronicle
Stacy Finz

Prop. 37: Genetically Altered Food Fight

August 20, 2012

Austin Business Journal
Sarah Drake

Texas the Top State for Super PAC Spending

August 19, 2012

Modesto Bee

Primer on the Nov. 6 Propositions

August 18, 2012

San Francisco Chronicle

Don't Block Internet Phone Regulation

August 17, 2012

San Francisco Business Times
Steven E.F. Brown

Genetically Modified Foods Proposition Losing the Fundraising Fight

August 17, 2012

Los Angeles Times
Karin Klein

Taking Sides in California's Genetically Engineered Food Fight

August 15, 2012

New York Daily News
Jonathan Lemire

Thanks to Sheldon Adelson’s Deep Pockets, Nearly Two-Thirds of All Money Donated to Super PACs in 2012 Has Come From NV, NY, CA, TX and Washington D.C., a New Report Shows

August 12, 2012

Wisconsin Watch
Kate Golden and Bill Lueders

VP Pick Ryan Supported by Insurers, Wall Street, Health Care

August 12, 2012

San Francisco Examiner
Carolyn Copeland

Proposition 34 Would End the Death Penalty in California if Approved in November

August 7, 2012

Pacific Standard
Maria Streshinsky

Track Your Favorite Super PAC

August 2, 2012

I-News

"Voter's Edge Colorado" Site Tracks Ballot Measure Funding

August 1, 2012

Inside Bay Area Political Blotter
Josh Richman

South Bay GOP Assembly Candidate Short on Cash

July 22, 2012

San Francisco Chronicle
Joe Garofoli

Obama's Piedmont backers an emerging force

July 20, 2012

NBC Los Angeles
Larry Gerston

November Ballot Propositions Draw Big Bucks

July 18, 2012

San Francisco Chronicle
Joe Garofoli

Calif. Prop. 32 in unions' crosshairs

July 16, 2012

KPCC-Southern California Public Radio
Rina Palta

Campaign to end the death penalty raises nearly $3 million

July 13, 2012

Bay Citizen
Andy Wright

Brown signs bill allowing hands-free texting while driving

June 22, 2012

Bloomberg News
Alison Vekshin

California Cigarette Tax Defeated by $47 Million Tobacco Pitch

June 21, 2012

Washington Post
Chris Cillizza

Want to Serve in the Senate? $6.4 million, Please

June 19, 2012

Politico
Byron Tau

Reform Groups Disappointed With W.H. FEC Response

June 15, 2012

SustainableBusiness.com

2012 Farm Bill Moves to Senate Floor, GMO Labels One of the Amendments

June 12, 2012

GOOD.is

Infographic: What's the Cost of Getting Into Congress?

June 10, 2012

San Francisco Chronicle
Marisa Lagos and Wyatt Buchanan

GOP Gives and Receives From No on 29

June 8, 2012

US News and World Report
Seth Cline

California Cigarette Tax Proposal Sunk by Big Tobacco

June 7, 2012

Bloomberg Businessweek
Alison Vekshin

California Cigarette Tax Trails as All Precincts Counted

June 6, 2012

CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley
Ben Tracy

Calif. tobacco tax proposal faces challenge

June 6, 2012

Reuters
Jim Christie

California Governor Shrugs Off Tobacco Tax Defeat

June 5, 2012

CNN

Cigarette Showdown as Californians Vote on Tax

June 5, 2012

Forbes
Kerry A. Dolan

Billionaires (Including Mike Bloomberg) Vs. Big Tobacco In California Ballot Measure To Boost Cigarette Tax

June 4, 2012

UK Guardian
Rory Carroll

Tobacco Companies Blitz Airwaves to Block California Tax on Cigarettes

June 4, 2012

NBC Bay Area
Stephen Stock, Liz Wagner and Jeremy Carroll

The Investigative Unit Follows Prop 29 Money Trail

June 1, 2012

Associated Press (USA Today)
Garance Burke

California's Prop 29 is Big Tobacco vs. Lance Armstrong

May 24, 2012

Reuters
Jim Christie

Support for Calif. Tobacco Tax Hike Falls Off

May 23, 2012

Bay Citizen
Katharine Mieszkowski

Poll: Cigarette Tax Race a Toss-up

May 23, 2012

Huffington Post
Aaron Sankin

California Prop 29 Pits Lance Armstrong Against Big Tobacco

May 23, 2012

Bloomberg Businessweek
Alison Vekshin

California Tobacco Tax Pits Lance Armstrong Versus Altria

May 18, 2012

KQED News
Mark Lukach

Prop 29: Should Smoking in California Be More Expensive?

May 15, 2012

Central Valley Business Times

California’s Cigarette Tax Campaign Raises More Money Than All Super PACs But One

May 14, 2012

San Francisco Chronicle
Marissa Lagos

Prop. 28 Tackles CA Legislature Term Limits

May 10, 2012

Orange County Register
Martin Wisckol

Big Tobacco Spends $39m to Defeat Prop. 29

May 7, 2012

San Francisco Chronicle
Marissa Lagos

Millions Raised For, Against Prop. 29 Tobacco Tax

May 7, 2012

Firedoglake
Jane Hamsher

How Much LGBT Money Went to Members of Congress Who Won’t Sign ENDA Letter to President Obama?

May 3, 2012

Huffington Post
Amanda Terkel

Scott Walker Recall: More Than $10 Million Flowed To Candidates From Out Of State

May 3, 2012

Information Today, Inc.
Paula J. Hane

Online Consumer Privacy in the Spotlight

April 29, 2012

San Francisco Chronicle
Wyatt Buchanan

Lawmakers mix work with fundraising in Sacramento

April 28, 2012

NBC Los Angeles

NewsConference: Jay Costa, MapLight, Program Manager

April 26, 2012

Los Angeles Times
Karin Klein

Proposition 29 and the contributions of political campaigns

April 15, 2012

Modesto Bee
Judy Sly

San Joaquin County address might be a must in 5th District race

April 15, 2012

Sacramento Bee
Allen Pierleoni

Early Google worker in memoir tells it like it was

April 13, 2012

Los Angeles Times
Marc Lifsher

Bill would strip PUC's oversight of land lines, critics say

April 13, 2012

Mother Jones
Gavin Aronsen

This Week in Dark Money

April 11, 2012

San Francisco Chronicle
Joe Garofoli

A few wealthy guys are funding most super PACs

April 11, 2012

Florida Independent
Ashley Lopez

Report: Romney Super PAC raised over $4.5 million from just 59 Floridians

April 10, 2012

BBC Mundo

Colombia: una ley antipiratería para estar en sintonía con EE.UU. (Colombia: an antipiracy law to be in tune with the U.S.)

April 10, 2012

Columbia Journalism Review
Mary Winter

Where to Turn When Tackling Money-in-Politics Stories

April 9, 2012

Seattle Times

House GOP legislation abets FCC sluggishness on media matters

April 9, 2012

KGO-TV San Francisco
Mark Matthews

Controversial fire retardant rules may soon change in Calif.

April 6, 2012

National Law Review

Sponsors of House FCC Reform Bill Pull in Big Money From Telecom and Broadcasters

March 31, 2012

San Francisco Chronicle
Joe Garofoli

Michelle Obama makes fundraising stop in SF

March 30, 2012

Times-Picayune (New Orleans)
Jonathan Tilove

Sen. Mary Landrieu crosses party lines to defend oil, gas interests

March 28, 2012

San Francisco Chronicle
Joe Garofoli

Rick Santorum arrives in CA tomorrow. So where’s the cash coming from?

March 26, 2012

Daily Kos
jpmassar

Guess Who's Coming To Mitt "Mr. 1%" Romney's Dinner?

March 25, 2012

New York Times
Anemona Hartocollis

At Ailing Brooklyn Hospital, Insider Deals and Lavish Perks

March 22, 2012

New American Media
Suzanne Manneh and Zaineb Mohammed

California Earns B- for Openness, D- for Access

March 19, 2012

KPBS
Carol Goodhue Shull and Robert Shull

Money Gushes Despite Rigorous Reporting Laws

March 19, 2012

KGO-TV San Francisco
Mark Matthews

MapLight launching new online voter guide

March 15, 2012

Knight Digital Media Center
Amy Gahran

New campaign finance transparency tool focuses on issues

March 12, 2012

National Journal
Andrew Joseph

How Much Ex-Im Bank Stakeholders Have Given to Senators

March 11, 2012

Reason Magazine
Tim Cavanaugh

Unions and Democrats: Labor’s Love Lost

March 3, 2012

San Francisco Chronicle
Wyatt Buchanan and Marisa Lagos

California cigarette tax plan sparks funding war

February 28, 2012

NBC Bay Area
Stephen Stock, Liz Wagner, and Jeremy Carroll

Money Buys Access In Government

February 26, 2012

National Law Review

Super PAC Cash Flows from a Handful of States

February 23, 2012

Chicago Sun-Times
Lynn Sweet

SuperPACs indirectly flooding 2012 race with unlimited cash

February 22, 2012

Christian Science Monitor
David Grant

Mitt Romney: His super PAC burn rate soared in January

February 22, 2012

New York Post
S.A. Miller

NYers 'PAC' a punch

February 21, 2012

Tampa Bay Times
Alex Leary

Florida donors help feed super PACs

February 20, 2012

NJ Today

Report Shows Honeywell Leads In Donations To NJ Congressional Delegation

February 15, 2012

Society of Environmental Journalists

Maplight Provides More Ways To Link Money and Politics

February 13, 2012

Sacramento Bee
Jon Ortiz

CA prison officers spent more than $1 million on political advice

February 12, 2012

The Boston Globe
Gareth Cook

Why scientists are boycotting a publisher

February 11, 2012

Charlotte Observer

Faith, not fear, for county's Harry Jones

February 11, 2012

Barron's
Alan Abelson

Right on the Money

February 9, 2012

Huffington Post
Rose Marie Berger

The Plot Thickens: Far-Right Group Joins Chorus for Keystone XL

February 9, 2012

National Journal
Andrew Joseph

Study: Boehner, Cantor Get Most from Securities and Investment Industry

February 8, 2012

Sacramento Bee
Jon Ortiz

See California state attorneys union's political spending in 2011

February 7, 2012

Los Angeles Times
Jim Puzzanghera

Realtors biggest campaign givers to Californians in Congress

January 30, 2012

The Atlantic
Nancy Scola

The Darkest Day in the History of American Super PACs

January 21, 2012

AP - San Francisco Chronicle
Alan Fram

INFLUENCE GAME: Online companies win piracy fight

January 18, 2012

Financial Times
April Dembosky

Silicon Valley learns fast in game of lobbying

January 18, 2012

Daily Kos
Ralph Lopez

Occupy Wall Street Descends on Congress, Says: Money Out of Politics!

January 13, 2012

San Francisco Chronicle

Major recipient of private equity donations - Barack Obama

January 13, 2012

Fox Business
Elizabeth MacDonald

Private Equity and the Political Left

January 12, 2012

New York Times

On Our Radar: A Fracking Confrontation in Ohio

January 11, 2012

Grist
Jess Zimmerman

Oil industry gives $12 million to pro-Keystone legislators

January 11, 2012

UK Guardian
Suzanne Goldenberg

Oil lobby's financial pressure on Obama over Keystone XL pipeline revealed

January 11, 2012

Boston Globe
Beth Healy

Bain, private equity firms jarred by attacks on Romney

January 10, 2012

Reuters
Jeffrey Goldfarb

Private equity skewered by Romney-bound arrows

January 10, 2012

The Hill
Peter Schroeder

Report: Democrats receive more private-equity cash than GOP

January 10, 2012

National Journal
Andrew Joseph

Private Equity Industry Has Given $17M to Lawmakers Since '07

January 9, 2012

Tech Crunch
Eric Eldon

As Congress Resumes Discussing SOPA And PIPA, Show Your Opposition With #BlackoutSOPA

January 8, 2012

Al Jazeera

US elections: Funding unlimited?

January 6, 2012

Wired
David Dobbs

Congress Considers Paywalling Science You Already Paid For

January 2, 2012

Forbes
Anthony Wing Kosner

SOPA Controversy Reveals the Generational Rifts Beneath Our Content Infrastructure

January 1, 2012

New York Times
David Carr

The Danger of an Attack on Piracy Online

December 28, 2011

Reuters
Michael Kooren

Stopping the Stop Online Piracy Act

December 21, 2011

Fortune
Dan Mitchell

SOPA supporters are cashing the media's checks

December 20, 2011

National Journal
Juliana Gruenwald

Piracy Debate Postponed Again

December 8, 2011

IT World
Dan Tynan

Facebook knows what you watched last summer

December 7, 2011

Forbes
Kashmir Hill

Netflix Gets One Step Closer To Crashing The Facebook Frictionless-Sharing Party

December 6, 2011

Hartford Courant
Susan Campbell

Occupy campaign financing

December 2, 2011

NBC LA
Sherry Bebitch Jeffe

Lobbyists Gone Wild

November 18, 2011

Contra Costa Times
Lisa Vorderbrueggen

Campaign watchdog group links industry donations to House committee leaders

November 11, 2011

CBS Los Angeles

State Lawmakers’ Interest Group-Funded Hawaiian Trip Raises Controversy

October 30, 2011

San Jose Mercury News
Karen de Sá

Consumed by payday loans: State legislators offer haven for lenders deemed 'predatory'

San Jose Mercury News
Editorial

If state won't ban predatory payday lending, cities and counties must restrict it

October 29, 2011

Michigan Messenger - American Independent News Network
Eartha Jane Melzer

House backs giving federal land to Rio Tinto

October 18, 2011

Al Jazeera

SuperPACs Raising Big Campaign Money

September 22, 2011

New York Times
Eric Lichtblau

Lobbyists Line Up to Sway Special Committee (see graphic)

September 20, 2011

Huffington Post Education
Bill Lueders

Wisconsin's Selling Of School Choice, Walmart Family Heirs And Others Changing Education

September 11, 2011

KGO-TV (ABC-SF)
Michael Finney

Foreclosure reform bills: Why did they fail?

September 9, 2011

Mother Jones
Siddhartha Mahanta

Raising the Retirement Age: Back on the Table

September 1, 2011

San Francisco Chronicle -
Associated Press
Daniel Weintraub

Bill to regulate health insurance rates is pulled

August 30, 2011

Sacramento Bee
Dan Walters

Push to regulate health insurance rates spurs campaign money

August 17, 2011

Fox Business
Elizabeth MacDonald

Special Interests Are Big Backers of Deficit 'Super Committee' Members

August 16, 2011

USA Today
Catalina Camia

PACs gave nearly $65M to deficit 'supercommittee' members

The Street
Dan Freed

Citigroup, Goldman Big 'Super Committee' Donors

August 15, 2011

Los Angeles Times
Lisa Mascaro

Study: Anti-tax group is top donor to super committee members

August 1, 2011

Pacific Standard
Lee Drutman

How to Reform Lobbying: Transparency

July 27, 2011

The Philadelphia Inquirer
Inquirer Editorial

Release the Hounds

July 25, 2011

MarketWatch
by David Weidner

Mortgages for dummies

July 15, 2011

Political Mojo - Mother Jones
by Kate Sheppard

House GOP Moves To Gut the Clean Water Act

July 13, 2011

The Caucus Blog - New York Times
by Ian Lovett

Janice Hahn Keeps California House Seat for Democrats

July 12, 2011

Bloomberg Businessweek
by Lisa Lerer

Republicans Try for Upset Win in California U.S. House Election

July 9, 2011

Clay Shirky

Why We Need the New News Environment to be Chaotic

July 7, 2011

New York Times
by Eric Lichtblau

Industry Set for Fight to Keep Corporate Jet Tax Breaks

July 2, 2011

The Hill
by Keith Laing

Obama takes populist turn with focus on taxes for corporate jets

June 30, 2011

Newsweek
by Daniel Stone

Obama’s Private Jet Offensive

June 29, 2011

San Francisco Chronicle
by Marissa Lagos

Brown vetoes card-check legislation for farmworkers

June 28, 2011

Wired Magazine
by Jesse Lichtenstein

Why Open Data Alone Is Not Enough

Mother Jones
by Siddhartha Mahanta

A Congressional Bailout for a Pharma Firm?

June 23, 2011

WLBT (NBC)
by Mike McDaniel

Contributions and Votes

June 21, 2011

PC World
by Robert X. Cringely

Stream a Youtube Video, Go Directly to Jail

June 14, 2011

Fox News
by Trish Turner

Senate Rejects Measure to End Ethanol Tax Credits

June 10, 2011

CNN
by David Gergen

Whose voice matters on Anthony Weiner's fate?

June 2, 2011

LA Weekly
by David Futch

Worst Legislator in California, Part II

May 24, 2011

San Jose Mercury News
by John Woolfolk

San Jose pushes ahead with pension proposals

San Francisco Chronicle
by Marisa Lagos

Shark fin ban passes Assembly

May 17, 2011

Washington Examiner: Beltway Confidential
by Mark Tapscott

Who gets nursing home association campaign contributions?

May 16, 2011

KGTV (ABC), San Diego

Senator Proposes New Tax Break Bill

San Diego Reader
by Don Bauder

Bill to Cut Benefits of Felonious Public Employees Fails in Committee. Did Union Bucks Play a Role?

May 15, 2011

Oakland Tribune
by Josh Richman

Italian eyewear company's political effort easy to see in California

May 13, 2011

KGO-TV (ABC), San Francisco
by Mark Matthews

State Senate changes ballot initiative qualifications

May 4, 2011

San Jose Mercury News
Mercury News Editorial

Mercury News editorial: Payday lending legislation would be a disaster

May 2, 2011

Los Angeles Times
by George Skelton

Capitol Journal: Making a case for regulating medical insurance in California

May 1, 2011

Oakland Tribune
by Josh Richman

Big money surrounds California's payday loan legislation

April 28, 2011

The Huffington Post
by Norman Solomon

It's Time to Close California's Nuclear Power Plants

April 26, 2011

The Wisconsin State Journal
by Mike Ivey

Biz Beat: Following the Money

April 11, 2011

Smart Money
by Jami Makan

10 Things Fund-Raisers Won't Say
March 24, 2011

New York Times
by Eric Lichtblau

Lobbyists’ Long Effort to Revive Nuclear Industry Faces New Test

March 18, 2011

Wired
by David Kravets

Sunshine Week Shame: 10 Ways the Government Is Opaque

March 8, 2011

Wall Street Journal
by Vauhini Vara

Unions Oppose Pension Changes in California Talks

March 7, 2011

Wisconsin State Journal
by Mark Pitsch

Balance of Power: Walker's union proposal could be major setback for state's Democratic Party

March 2, 2011

Wired
by David Kravets

‘Nude’ Airport Scanners: Are They Safe?

February 18, 2011

San Francisco Chronicle
by Carla Marinucci

Obama dines with tech stars of Silicon Valley

Los Angeles Times
by Patrick J. McDonnell

L.A. official defends panel tasked with evaluating downtown stadium

February 17, 2011

Washington Examiner: Beltway Confidential
by Mark Tapscott

Unions own the Wisconsin Dems

February 15, 2011

Washington Examiner: Beltway Confidential
by Mark Tapscott

Ethanol industry buys a top seed and three key politicians

February 8, 2011

Washington Post
by AP Jacob Adelman

Biz ties link LA stadium panel to venue planner

January 8, 2011

Irish Times
by Lara Marlowe

Triumphant Republicans prepare to take on the 'job-killers'

December 30, 2010

Los Angeles Times
by Marc Lifsher

'Crash taxes' are growing in popularity among cash-strapped California cities 

December 20, 2010

Huffington Post
by Nick Wing

GOP Rep.-Elect Bill Flores: House Republicans Want To Get EPA To 'Shut Down On These Bunny Trails' 

December 15, 2010

San Francisco Chronicle
by Andrew S. Ross

Finance industry keeps laws tilted toward wealthy 

December 14, 2010

Guardian UK
by Damian Carrington

House committee chairs: You get what you pay for 

December 14, 2010

Huffington Post
by Marcus Baram

Mine Safety Bill's Defeat: How Industry And Inattention Killed Overhaul Prompted By Tragedy 

December 8, 2010

MarketWatch
by Ronald D. Orol

GOP picks big spender and Fannie reformer for top panels 

November 24, 2010

Alameda Times-Star
by Anne Spanier

My Word: Voters need to track the money 

November 18, 2010

Santa Rosa Press Democrat
by Sam Scott

Evans cites value of legislator/lobbyist gathering in Hawaii 

November 15, 2010

Oakland Tribune
by Tracey Kaplan

The biggest spender in California's election? It's not who you think 

November 9, 2010

Sacramento Bee
Dan Walters

The Buzz: Big spenders failed on some California ballot measures 

November 8, 2010

Sacramento Bee Capitol Alert
Dan Walters

Mungers were biggest ballot measure spenders 

November 5, 2010

Political Blotter
Steven Harmon

Money map shows labor’s fatal flaws in ballot battles 

November 3, 2010

USA Today Greenhouse
Wendy Koch and Jessica Durando

Californians reject effort to suspend climate law 

MarketWatch
Steve Gelsi

Pollution debate outlasts Proposition 23 

San Francisco Chronicle
Wyatt Buchanan and Kelly Zito

Climate law suspension defeated 

National Journal
Olga Belogolova

Proposition 26 Prevails as Proposition 23 Fails 

New York Times
Katie Fehrenbacher

Greentech Vote Victories!: Prop 23 Defeated, Brown In as Governor 

November 2, 2010

The Bay Citizen
Katharine Mieszkowski

Prop. 23 Goes Up in Smoke 

Huffington Post
Laura Bassett

Grassroots 'No On Prop 23' Campaign Poised to Defeat Big Oil 

November 1, 2010

USA Today Greenhouse
Wendy Koch

Second poll shows Californians back climate change law 

San Diego Reader
Don Bauder

Fox Blasts Prop. 24, Doesn't Reveal Big Donation to Defeat It 

The Bay Citizen
Gerry Shih

Poll: Propositions 19 and 23 Fall Behind 

Los Angeles Times Greenspace
Margot Roosevelt

Prop. 26: A new strategy for big oil companies?

NBC Bay Area PropZero
Joe Mathews

Who Owns Your Politician? 

October 31, 2010

Los Angeles Times Greenspace
Margot Roosevelt

Prop. 23: Why did Valero launch a campaign against California's climate law? 

October 29, 2010

PBS
by Alexandra Nikolchev

Out-of-state money floods into California over greenhouse gas law

Reuters
by Dan Probst

Is Cancun Really the Last Chance for a Post-Kyoto Climate Deal? 

October 28, 2010

UK Guardian
by Suzanne Goldenberg

Arnold Schwarzenegger flexes muscles to defend climate change law

October 27, 2010

Marketplace
by Christina Huh

Follow the Money: The Influence Tracker

Mother Jones
by Dave Gilson

Cool Tools for Tracking Campaign Cash

October 26, 2010

Wired
by Evan Hansen

Wired.com, MAPLight.org Launch Political-Influence Tracker

Wired
by David Kravets

Follow the Money: Pork-Powered Pig Preps for Flight

USA Today
by Wendy Koch

Poll: Californians back climate change law on Nov. ballot

The Bay Citizen
by Katharine Mieszkowski

As Prop. 23's Prospects Dim, Focus Turns to Lesser Known 26

October 22, 2010

Wall Street Journal -
Washington Wire
by Joseph B. White

California Climate Fight Heats Up

October 21, 2010

New York Times
Environment / Green

From Bill Gates, a Gift to Fight Proposition 23

October 19, 2010

USA Today
Wendy Koch

California's landmark climate change law faces voters

October 15, 2010

Bay Citizen
by Katharine Mieszkowski

No on Prop. 23 Rakes in Money

San Jose Mercury News
by Dana Hull

Prop. 23 opponents out-raise supporters

Laist
by Zach Behrens

Pro-Business, Big Oil, Alcohol Industries Fund Prop. 26, Unions Fight Against It

September 30, 2010

UK Guardian
by Suzanne Goldenberg

Prop 23 battle heats up in California as Schwarzenegger comes out fighting

California Watch
by Chase Davis

New tools help track money/vote relationships in California

  September/October 2010

Boston Review
by Lawrence Lessig

Democracy After Citizens United

  August 23, 2010

International Bar News
by Skip Kaltenheuser

Letter From Washington

JustMeans
by Keri Marion

Senate Bill S510: Food Safety or Food Fascism?

August 12, 2010

KPFA
with Kris Welch

Living Room

KPFA
with Mitch Jesserich

Letters to Washington

  August 3, 2010

Hartford Courant
by Susan Campbell

Citizens: Follow the money. No, really.

July 30, 2010

CNN Money
by David Ellis

SEC charges billionaire brothers with fraud

July 29, 2010

San Jose Mercury News
Op-Ed by Daniel Newman

California legislators should have to wear NASCAR-style logos of bill sponsors

July 19, 2010

San Francisco Chronicle
by Marisa Lagos

FPPC to take up 'express advocacy' issue today

July 15, 2010

Rolling Stone
by Matt Taibbi

Financial Reform Vote-Buying, Chapter 1

LA Observed
by Kevin Roderick

Top ten lobbying firms at L.A. City Hall

July 13, 2010

Politics Daily
by David Sessions

Energy Industry's Lobbying Outlay: $2.9 Billion Since 2000

June 4, 2010

California Progress Report
by Zack Kaldveer

Prop 15: Step One in Breaking Big Money's Strange Hold on California Elections

June 3, 2010

California Watch
by Chase Davis
Business Groups Dominate List of Legislative Donors

  June 2, 2010

KCBS Radio (CBS), San Francisco Report: Businesses Donate the Big Campaign Bucks
San Francisco Chronicle/SFGate
by Marisa Lagos
Who's paying your legislator's way to Sacramento? Likely a business group
Central Valley Business Times Study finds little support for lawmakers from individual Californians

May 31, 2010

The Sun, San Bernardino Special interests' worst nightmare

May 23, 2010

Los Angeles Daily News
by Rick Orlov
Austen Beutner battling for city transparency

May 18, 2010

San Francisco Chronicle/SFGate
by Marisa Lagos
Politicians raise money outside their districts
Central Valley Business Times California lawmakers find little financial support from constituents
San Diego Union-Tribune Legislators look outside districts for money
Sacramento Bee 
Capitol Alert
  Out-of-district donors furnish bulk of legislators' campaign cash

May 5, 2010

Sacramento Bee 
by Data Surfer
  MAPLight launches California campaign finance resource

March 19, 2010

Huffington Post Blog    MAPLight.org Shows Links Between Politicians' Votes, Campaign Contributions

March 18, 2010

Dylan Ratigan Show/MSNBC
by Dylan Ratigan
  'A Light in the Dark': MAPLight.org Executive Director Daniel Newman Interview

  March 14, 2010

SF CBS Radio Affiliates
by Liz St. John
  Street Talk/Sunday Magazine: MAPLight.org

March 11, 2010

Central Valley Business Times   'Race to the Top' Voting Leaves a Money Trail

February 20, 2010

San Francisco Chronicle/SFGate
by Joe Garofoli
Independent donors boost Jerry Brown's fortunes

February 9, 2010

BeyondChron.org
by Randy Shaw
  Leland Yee Leads Pack in Health Industry Donations

February 7, 2010

San Francisco Chronicle/SFGate                    The fundraising Legislature

February 5, 2010

KPBS FM Radio, San Diego
by Kenny Goldberg
  Watchdog Group Says Big Contributors Wield Influence In State Senate

February 4, 2010

California Watch                  
by Chase Davis
  Sen. Correa voted against single-payer bill, took more than $50K from insurers
Central Valley Business Times   Report: Senators vote according to contributions

January 23, 2010

Sacramento Bee   Viewpoints: Solutions already at hand for campaign-spending excesses

January 22, 2010

KPFA-FM (94.1) Radio
by Mitch Jesserich
  Nationally Broadcast: Letters to Washington
Central Valley Business Times
by Doug Caldwell
  How to End the Buying of Politics: Article Text and Link to Audio

January 21, 2010

San Francisco Bay Guardian
by Sarah Phelan
  SFBG Politics Blog: Supremes' ruling underscores need for Fair Elections Acts
Deutsche Press-Agentur   US Supreme Court strikes decades-old campaign finance laws
Bakersfield Californian   Supreme Court opens floodgates of influence
KGO-TV (ABC), SF
by Mark Matthews
  Court eases business, union election spending rule

January 7, 2010

GovFresh.com
by Luke Fretwell
  Gov 2.0 Hero: Daniel Newman

December 30, 2009

Miller-McCune
by Emily Badger
  The Idea Lobby:10 (Potentially) Cool Innovations from Government

December 26, 2009

Daily Kos
by Sue4theBillofRights
  NY Times: I'm Mad Because Obama Won't Break "Rules" for HCR

December 18, 2009

ABCNEWS.com
by Huma Khan
  Does Sen. Ben Nelson Stand in the Way of Health Care Victory for Democrats?
Daily Kos
by "Accumbens"
  Senators Against Drug Importation Received More $$$ from Pharma

December 17, 2009

National Public Radio
by Peter Overby
  Senators Who Voted Against Drug Imports Got More Big Pharma Money
Los Angeles Times
by Michael Hiltzik
  Biotech bonanza lurks in healthcare reform bills

December 16, 2009

KPFA-FM Radio
by Mitch Jesserich

  Letters to Washington: Features Daniel Newman, Executive Director of MAPLight.org
Salon
by Thomas Schaller
  Drug Bust: Big Pharma Kills the Competitive Drug Provision from Healthcare Reform
Contra Costa Times/Media News Group
by Josh Richman
  Big Pharma’s money talks in the U.S. Senate

November 27, 2009

LeMonde.fr
by Hubert Guillaud
  Réinventer la démocratie à l’heure des réseaux et de la transparence

November 23, 2009

The Daily Follow-Up
by Jeremy Caplan
  Regulatory Reform Rolls On

November 10, 2009

Central Valley Business Times/Stockton, CA   How they voted: You don't always get what you paid for
Politico/Live Pulse
by Chris Frates
  Watchdog finds more industry money going to reform opponents
Central Valley Business Times/Stockton, CA   How they voted: You don't always get what you paid for

November 9, 2009

KGO-TV/ABC
by Mark Matthews
  House Dems split on health care bill

November 3, 2009

MediaShift/PBS
by Katie Donnelly
  10 Projects that Help Citizens Become Government Watchdogs

October 16, 2009

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
by Bob Keefe
  Price, Gingrey receive thousands in campaign contributions from doctors and health care lobbyists

  October 13, 2009

Washington Independent
by Mike Illis
  What’s in a Signature?

September 28, 2009

Los Angeles Times
by Michael Hiltzik
  These crusaders bring transparency to government

September 23, 2009

The Guardian
by Simon Rogers
  From healthcare reform to gun control: does cash mean votes?

September 21, 2009

Great Lakes Echo
by Andrew Norman
  Campaign contributions show that Great Lakes members of Congress play key role in climate change legislation

September 4, 2009

Forbes
by Niv Elis and Brian Wingfield
  A Year Later, Treasury Stiffens TARP Rules

August 31, 2009

DesMoines Register
by Thomas Beaumont
  Grassley: Campaign contributions hold no sway

August 26, 2009

Marketplace
by Jeremy Hobson
  Site shows donations, lawmakers' votes

July 14, 2009

SolveClimate
by Stacy Morford
  Study Finds House Climate Votes Correlate to Campaign Cash

Jul 2, 2009

Truthdig
by James Harris and Josh Scheer
  Illuminating the Connection Between Money and Politics

June 25, 2009

Huffington Post
by Adam Clark Estes
  Introducing Huffington Post Investigative Fund's Health Care Unit

June 18, 2009

SF Weekly
by Joe Eskenazi
  Nonprofits' Legal Victory Takes Legwork Out of Following the Money
KQED
by Cy Musiker
  Shedding New Light on Lawmakers' Voting Records

June 4, 2009

The Economist
by Jeanette Borzo
  Mapping a Better World

May 22, 2009

Poynter Institute
by Amy Gahran
  New MAPlight API: Who's Angling on Congressional Bills?

May 15, 2009

Huffington Post
by Craig Newmark
  MAPLight.org LA: Uncovering Campaign Finances

May 14, 2009

LAist
by Zach Behrens
  New Website Connects LA Councilmembers to Campaign Donors

May 12, 2009

Telegraph Herald
by Mary Rae Bragg
  Banks Own the Place

May 4, 2009

Huffington Post
by Kim Cranston
  Humanity's Greatest Challenge and Its Solution

April 30, 2009

On Top Magazine   House Approves Hate Crimes Bill

March 24, 2009

Stockton Record
by Daniel Thigpen
  Huber wants to let sunshine in Legislator seeks to ease access to finance records

March 23, 2009

WAMU America University Radio
by the Kojo Nnamdi Show
  Transparency, Media and Local News

March 21, 2009

New York Times
Op Ed: by Mark Lange
  A Tumor at the Heart of Medicare

March 20, 2009

KCRW / NPR
by Warren Olney
  The Great Recession and the Erosion of Trust (Daniel Newman's segment runs 30:00 - 37:00)

March 11, 2009

San Francisco Bay Guardian
by Sarah Phelan

  Freeing the Press MAPLight.org Receives Society of Professional Journalists (NorCal) James Madison Award

February 28, 2009

Newsweek
by Christopher Werth
  TECHTONIC SHIFTS: The People’s Data

February 17, 2009

WCBS New York   Web Empowers Citizens For Stimulus Package Details

January 14, 2009

Chicago Public Radio
by Richard Steele
  Daniel Newman talks about pay-to-play politics and public financing (segment begins at 44:10)

December 23, 2008

Huffington Post
by Lloyd Chapman
  Obama Appoints Venture Capital Executive to Head Small Business Administration

December 16, 2008

China Post
by Reuters
  Washington faces tough reform test

December 12, 2008

CNN: Anderson Cooper 360   Auto bailout: North vs. South- CNN's David Mattingly discusses why some Southern senators voted against the auto bailout.
Denver Post
by Chuck Plunkett
  How Big Labor and The Big Three Bought Congress

December 9, 2008

Press Democrat
Editorial
  Public Data. Legislators need to stop hiding behind 1950s thinking

December 7, 2008

San Francisco Chronicle
Editorial: by John Diaz
  Open the Windows to the State Capitol

December 5, 2008

Sacramento Bee
Editorial
  Data is public's, and so is database

December 4, 2008

Associated Press
by Steve Lawrence
  2 Calif. Groups File Suit Seeking Voting Records

November 18, 2008

Reuters
by Kevin Drawbaugh
  Awash in Bank Money, Washington Faces Reform Test

November 13, 2008

Boston Herald
by Dave Wedge
  Out-of-District Bucks Fill Reps’ War Chests

November 12, 2008

Washington Times
by Jim McElhatton
  Allies Rush Cash to Debilitated Murtha

November 11, 2008

WDIO (ABC) - TV
by Kim Johnson
  Money and Politics (video)

November 7, 2008

Charlotte Business Journal
by Dale Gibson
  Representative Government?

November 5, 2008

2008 Knight-Batten Awards-Innovations in Journalism: MAPLight.org/U.S. Congress Website   Presentation and interview at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. (video)

November 3, 2008

Hartford Courant
by Jesse Hamilton
  Outsiders Fuel House Races?
Sacramento Bee
by Pete Basofin
  Out-of-district donations dominate many House coffers

November 2, 2008

Baltimore Sun
by Dan Rodricks
  Campaign 'O8: What zip codes tell

October 31, 2008

The Orlando Sentinel
by Mark K. Matthews
  Where do Feeney, Kosmas, Grayson, Keller get campaign money?

October 28, 2008

Harper's Magazine
by Ken Silverstein
  Washington’s Congressional Bloc
Kiplinger
by Jon Frandsen
  Who's Buying Your Congressman?
Politico
by Josh Kraushaar
  San Antonio: fundraising mecca?
Los Angeles Times
by Patrick McGreevy
  Outsiders fund California congressional races
United Press International   Survey: D.C. funds most House campaigns

October 27, 2008

Marketplace
by Steve Henn
  Outsiders pay most to House campaigns
Hartford Courant
by Jesse A. Hamilton
  House Campaigns Get Most $ Outside Districts

October 10, 2008

Media General News Service - Washington Bureau
by Neil Simon
  Cantor’s Mortgage Background Figured into Bailout Bill

October 8, 2008

San Francisco Chronicle
by Phillip Matier & Andrew Ross
  Matier & Ross: Box Scores

October 5, 2008

Hartford Courant
by Jesse A. Hamiliton
  Bailout Bill Linked To 2 Others, And More Money

October 1, 2008

Certification Magazine
by Lindsay Edmonds Wickman
  Elect IT: Technology and the Democratic Process

September 30, 2008

ABC-7 TV
by Mark Matthews
  Politicians Doing More Damage than Good?
Baltimore Sun
by Dan Rodricks
  Bailout Vote's Money Trail
CFO Magazine
by Kate Plourd
  Studies: Bailout Backers Got More Bank Donations
OC Register
by Jon Lanser
  Did Political Donations Swing Bailout Vote?

September 29, 2008

Mother Jones
by Josh Harkinson
  The Money Behind the Bailout Vote
Contra Costa Times
by Josh Richman
  Wall Street money parallels today’s bailout votes

September 21, 2008

September 15, 2008

ABC-7 TV
by Mark Matthews
  Local Organization Tracks Money and Politics

August 26, 2008

CNN.com
by Craig Newmark
  Commentary: Internet can strengthen democracy

August 14, 2008

San Francisco Chronicle
by Tom Abate
  Site Tracks Influence of Interest Groups

July 28, 2008

Media General News Service
by Neil Simon
  Cantor Backs Tobacco Regulation Bill

July 22, 2008

June 30, 2008

Time Magazine
by Jeremy Caplan
  The Citizen Watchdogs of Web 2.0

June 25, 2008

Media General News Service
by Neil Simon
  Phone Giants Gave Liberally to Lawmakers During Wiretapping Debate
Michael Moore
by Chris Frates, Politico
  Dems Who Flipped On FISA Immunity See More Telecom Cash
Democracy Now!
by Amy Goodman
  Immunity-Backing Dems Netted Higher Share of Telecom Donations

June 23, 2008

1110 AM Newstalk Radio
by Pete Kaliner
  Daniel Newman discusses campaign contributions and a list of House Democrats who changed their vote to support the FISA bill.
CBS News
by Chris Frates, Politico: The Crypt Blog
  Dems Who Flipped On FISA Immunity See More Telecom Cash

June 8, 2008

PC World
by Heather Havenstein
  No Room for Feds in Web 2.0, Study Says

June 5, 2008

CNET-TV Live
by Brian Cooley and Tom Merritt
  Buying Votes
*After video loads move ahead to minute 12:00 of 33:44 to view MAPLight.org interview.

Industry Standard
by Heather Havenstein
  Study says Uncle Sam should get out of Web publishing

May 24, 2008

Denver Post
by Anne C. Mulkern
  Colo. farm-bill backers make hay on the Hill

May 8, 2008

Brighton Standard Blade
by Ron Ames
  Who Bought My Senator?

May 2, 2008

New York Sun
by Christopher Faherty
  DWI Arrest Could Harm Fossella Election Chances

April 8, 2008

San Francisco Chronicle
by Verne Kopytoff
  Webby Award Nominees Named

April 7, 2008

March 21, 2008

Conde Nast Portfolio
by Elizabeth Olsen
  Telcos Make Connection in Congress

March 16, 2008

Sacramento Bee
Editorial
  Public, butt out

March 7, 2008

CongressDaily, © National Journal Group, Inc.
by Fawn Johnson
  House Mental Health Bill Opponents Gave More To Members

February 2, 2008

January 22, 2008

Washington Post
by Jeffrey H. Birnbaum, Columnist
  As Congress Talks Stimulus, Labor Leaders Worry They Won't Have a Voice

January 21, 2008

American Public Media's Future Tense
Interview by Jon Gordon
  MAPLight.org shows relationship between politics and money

December 21, 2007

Legal Theory Blog
Workshop Announcement: Computing in the Cloud
  Center for Information Technology, Princeton University, Civics in the Clouds panel discussion

December 6, 2007

October 13, 2007

September 28, 2007

American Public Media's Future Tense
Interview by Jon Gordon
  MAPLight.org shows relationship between politicians' votes, money

August 28, 2007

Philanthropy News Digest
by PND
  On the Web

August 27, 2007

Washington Post
by Jose Antonio Vargas
  Keeping Score In The Money Race

August 1, 2007

Capital Public Radio, Insight
Interviewed by Jeffery Callison
  Interview with Dan Newman Executive Director, MAPLight.org

July 31, 2007

June 25, 2007

June 22, 2007

ABC News
by Christina LaRosa
  Changing the World With a Click of the Mouse

June 11, 2007

America Back On Track
by Tony Seton
  An Interview with Dan Newman of MAPLight.org
World Changing
by Micki Krimmel
  MAPLight.org: An Interview with Sean Tanner
The Nation
by Joan Hamilton
  Politics Watchdog Follows the Money Online

May 24, 2007

New York Times
by David Pogue
  Following the Money Trail Online

May 21, 2007

Le Monde
by Cécile Grégoriades
  Le Web américain scrute les élus

May 17, 2007

San Francisco Examiner
Lead Editorial
  MAPLight.org shows way on politics

May 16, 2007

Wired Blog Network
by Scott Gilbertson
  Maplight Reveals Democracy For Sale Within U.S. Congress

April 24, 2007

  March 30, 2007

The Orange County Register
by Brian Joseph
  Disclosure no cure for limiting influence

November 28th, 2006

North County Times
by Norman Block
  Quarry 'facts' misleading at best

November 27th, 2006

Sacramento Bee
by Steve Wiegand
  Legislators reach out - way out

November 20th, 2006

November 3rd, 2006

November 1st, 2006

LA Times blog "Political Muscle"
by Robert Salladay
  Remote Control Politics: Lawmakers Profit From Outside Districts

October 26th, 2006

Spot-On
by Chris Nolan
  Spot-On Hot Spots: MAPLightSpot

October 19th, 2006

Central Valley Business Times   WEBCAST: Who’s bought your lawmaker?

October 18th, 2006

The Gilroy Dispatch
By Serdar Tumgoren
  Show Me the Money: Web Site Shines Light on Campaign Cash
Sunlight Foundation: Dollarocracy
by Larry Makinson
  Matching Money & Votes: California Shows a New Way

October 17th, 2006

California Progress Report
by Frank D. Russo
  Power to the People: New Web Database Allows You to Make Connections Between Money and Politics in California
Edgewise
by Christian Crumlish
  MAPLight helps you "Follow the Money"
CivicActions
by Aaron Pava
  The Connection Between Money and Votes in California Politics
SF Bay Area Independent Media Center
by J Wheeler
  New Database on Money and Politics

October 16th, 2006

LA Times blog "Political Muscle"
by Robert Salladay
  New Campaign Finance Site Mines the Legislature
IGS Library Election 2002
Blog and Hot Topics
  New Campaign Finance Website