MapLight research on the influence of money and politics.
Emily Calhoun | June 29, 2010
Chad Outler | June 28, 2010
Owen Poindexter |
June 28, 2010 - As oil continues to spill into the Gulf of Mexico following BP's Deepwater Horizon disaster, legislators in both parties have been quick to respond. Examining campaign contributions reveals that those receiving the most from big oil predictably are championing bills that go the lightest on the industry.
Jeffrey ErnstFriedman |
June 28, 2010 - With the passing of Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV), Daniel Inouye of Hawaii was sworn in on Monday as the Senate President pro-tempore.
Emily Calhoun | June 24, 2010
June 24, 2010 - An amendment to the DISCLOSE Act will allow local voters to know if political expenditures are being made by donors outside their district.
Emily Calhoun | June 15, 2010
June 15, 2010 - Threatening to derail the passage of a campaign finance transparency bill, the National Rifle Association has managed to lean on House Democrats enough to force an exemption for the pro-gun group.The NRA has contributed over $200,000 to House Democrats over the last two years.
Emily Calhoun | June 10, 2010
June 10, 2010 - House members selected to represent their chamber during the conference negotiations on the Wall Street reform bill (HR 4173) received $5.6 million in campaign contributions from financial and non-health insurance interests over the past two years.