Topic: U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Big business and big unions pour record-breaking amounts of money into the political process. Both parties benefit – but the country doesn't.
10/25/2010 12:15 pm
The perfect storm: wealth concentrates at the top, record contributions flood our democracy, and the populace fumes over a government that raises taxes, reduces services, and can't get it back to work.
10/18/2010 04:05 pm
Democrats are claiming that Republican-leaning organizations such as the US Chamber of Commerce aren't being open about campaign finance. But left-leaning groups are just as secretive about donors, says Karl Rove.
10/12/2010 02:01 pm
President Obama is suggesting that some GOP donors in Election 2010 are using money collected abroad – which would be illegal. But there's no hard evidence yet.
10/11/2010 01:21 pm
So far, the GOP has a considerable edge. Its benefactors are writing checks like there’s no tomorrow, allowing the party to fund campaign ads in states once thought safe for Democrats.
10/09/2010 03:08 pm
America is poised for a political 'perfect storm': An unprecedented concentration of income and wealth at the top, a record amount of secret money flooding our democracy, and a public in the aftershock of the great recession becoming increasingly angry and cynical about government.
10/08/2010 10:35 am
Liberal groups charge the US Chamber of Commerce with spending foreign donations on political ads targeted against Democrats. Chamber officials deny the charge, but campaign finance law makes it hard to know for sure.
10/07/2010 01:56 pm
Special interest groups are spending five times as much on this year's midterm elections as compared to 2006. Many of their donors can't be traced. Congress must require disclosure.
10/04/2010 04:56 pm
There's some good news for Democrats in polls asking which party should control Congress. But certain portions of the electorate – and of the party's base – are big unknowns for Democrats.
10/03/2010 05:59 pm
News Corp., the parent company of Fox News, has donated $1 million each to the Republican Governors Association and the US Chamber of Commerce, both of which work to defeat Democrats.
10/01/2010 02:32 pm