Democrats Will Schedule Vote On A Constitutional Amendment Against Citizens United

Citizens United, that infamous decision by the US Supreme Court that allows unlimited secret campaign contributions through SuperPacs, could be seeing it's end days if Senate Democrats get their way. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), plans to introduce a constitutional amendment tackling the decision later this year. “The Supreme Court is trying to take this country back to the days of the robber barons, allowing dark money to flood our elections. That needs to stop, and it needs to stop now,”...

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Supreme Court’s Decision – No Limits on Campaign Contributions

In addition to citizens united, here's more proof that the American democracy is for sale to the highest bidder. The Conservative led Supreme Court ruled 5-4, in a decision written by Chief Justice John Roberts, that limits on the total amount of money donors can give to all candidates, committees and political parties are unconstitutional. The decision frees the nation’s wealthiest donors to have greater influence in federal elections. The decision in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission...

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Bill Maher Urges Liberal Elites to Take Advantage of Citizens United

Citizens United is one of the Supreme Court's most bogus decision, abd there's been a few. Led by a conservative majority,  the court followed Mitt Romney's definition of "people" and proudly proclaimed that Corporations too, are "people." And with that proclamation, the floodgates were opened for these newly discovered "people" to donate unimaginable, untraceable amounts of money to any political campaign of their choice. It happened just in time for the 2012 Presidential campaign. Breaking...

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Politics Isn’t Broken, It’s Fixed

Ben & Jerry’s co-founder Ben Cohen, has come up a novel approach that he thinks will help the growing movement wishing to reverse the Supreme Court's decision on Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, which signifies that corporations are "people", allowing billionaires and corporate panhandlers to seduce politicians with unlimited "contributions"...very un-democratic...without having to disclose to the public any of its political funding activities. Calling itself "a petition...

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Nancy Pelosi Blames Citizens United for IRS Controversy

I completely agree with Nancy Pelosi. If the Supreme Court had done the sensible thing instead of catering to partisan idealogy and struck down Citizens United, we would not be dealing with this nonsense today. The IRS is under heavy fire from both parties following recent revelations that some in the agency singled out conservative groups for extra scrutiny when they applied for a certain tax-exempt status. Pelosi condemned those actions Thursday, saying those responsible "were wrong and must...

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Justice Scalia Defends Citizens United Saying “Money Is Speech” – Video

Citizens United has become the driving force behind the selling of the American Democracy. It allows Corporations to give unlimited amounts of money to any politician of their choosing. And because of the very foundation of the Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United that classifies Corporations as people, unlimited amounts of money are flowing from unknown sources to people like Mitt Romney, thus, a willful effort by the richest few to purchase the presidency. The Court believes that since...

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Ex Supreme Court Judge Criticizes Citizens United Ruling – Corporations Are Not People My Friends

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens leveled new criticism on Wednesday against the court's landmark 2010 ruling on campaign financing, saying it had allowed corporations to ramp up spending and non-voters to influence the outcome of elections. Stevens, who dissented from the "Citizens United" ruling, said it had increased the importance of cash in contested elections, opened the floodgates for foreign campaign spending and put corporations or other out-of-state...

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