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Why the DNC plan to nix corporate contributions to convention matters

Maybe I'm wrong, but it seems to me that there's been surprisingly little written by opinionmakers about the plan by Obama and Dems to nix direct corporate contributions funding the 2012 Democratic National Convention. The plan is an "important first...

By Greg Sargent  | February 8, 2011; 4:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
Categories:  2012, Campaign finance  
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Yes, the secret money still matters

Via Ben Smith, a new study finds that the influence of outside spending in the 2010 elections may have been substantially overstated: A new study from the Wesleyan Media Project found that while outside groups spent slightly more on...

By Greg Sargent  | January 14, 2011; 1:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
Categories:  2010 elections, 2012, Campaign finance  
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Happy Hour Roundup

* UPDATE: Happy 10th anniversary, Talking Points Memo. As someone who spent a fair amount of time stepping over trees to get into TPM's old offices in New York's flower district, I can tell you first-hand that what Josh Marshall...

By Greg Sargent  | November 12, 2010; 5:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (79)
Categories:  2010 elections, 2012, Campaign finance, Happy Hour Roundup, Health reform, House Dems, House GOPers, Senate Dems, Senate Republicans  
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Gearing up: David Brock to launch outside group for 2012

With the White House now signaling it wants outside groups on the left to ramp up for 2012, Media Matters founder David Brock is in discussions to form a new group designed to raise and spend big bucks to counter...

By Greg Sargent  | November 10, 2010; 2:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (35)
Categories:  2010 elections, 2012, Campaign finance  
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The Morning Plum

* GOP, mindful of difficulties of repealing health reform, plans investigations into it: Mitch McConnell spells out the game plan: "Oversight will play a crucial role in Republican efforts. We may not be able to bring about straight repeal in...

By Greg Sargent  | November 10, 2010; 8:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
Categories:  2010 elections, 2012, Campaign finance, Health reform, House GOPers, Morning Plum, Senate Dems, Senate Republicans, Tea Party  
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Happy Hour Roundup

* Nancy Pelosi, unrepentent: She "> admits that job growth was disappointingly slow, but insists that "it does not diminish what we have accomplished," because "President Obama and this Congress were job creators from Day One." * With so many...

By Greg Sargent  | November 9, 2010; 6:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (70)
Categories:  2010 elections, Campaign finance, Happy Hour Roundup, House Dems, Senate Dems  
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Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , October 22, 2010
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Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , October 21, 2010
Poll: Dem attack on secret money is resonating, Greg Sargent , October 21, 2010
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Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , October 20, 2010
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