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Senator Showdown: Reid v. McConnell in Campaign Finance Fight at Panel Hearing

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell faced off Tuesday to pitch their respective views about recent changes in campaign finance legislation to the Senate Judiciary Committee, with Reid pushing a constitutional amendment to offset the impact of big money in politics and McConnell pushing back.

On Our Highest Court, a Former Lobbyist Guts Campaign Finance Reform

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For a large and bipartisan majority of Americans, the increasing power of money in politics is deeply troubling. But not for the conservative majority of the United States Supreme Court, whose members appear to regard the dollar's domination of democracy as an inevitable consequence of constitutional freedom -- and anyway, not a matter of grave concern.

Activist Says U.S. Using Terrorism Charges to Stifle Political Dissent
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This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Why is the FBI harassing peace activists in the Midwest? Also: The Sunlight Foundation's plan to fight money in politics, the mystery of Canada's vanishing women, and the threat of big datacom/avbooth/category/truthdig_radio/" title="Truthdig Radio">Truthdig Radio: Why is the FBI harassing peace activists in the Midwest? Also: The Sunlight Foundation's plan to fight money in politics, the mystery of Canada's vanishing women, and the threat of big data.

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