Reactions to the Supreme Court's ruling in favor of corporate campaign contributions varied from disappointment on the Democrats' side to excitement from some Republicans. Jim Lehrer talks to analysts about how the ruling will change campaign finance.
The U.S. Supreme Court reversed 20 years of restrictions on corporate campaign contributions. Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal explains the controversial ruling and how it will likely affect future political campaigns.
The Supreme Court convened Wednesday for a special hearing on campaign finance rules. Marcia Coyle reports.
The Supreme Court heard arguments in a case Tuesday centering on whether a documentary on Hillary Clinton should be classified as a political ad, making it subject to campaign finance laws. The National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle describes the case…
Barack Obama's presidential campaign hauled in $150 million in September, igniting debate over the viability of public financing. Political analysts examine the sources of the cash, funding strategies for John McCain and the impact on fundraising in future elections.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Thursday the Federal Election Commission's "millionaire's amendment" violates the First Amendment by allowing House and Senate candidates to accept larger contributions if their opponent spends personal funds.
Sen. Barack Obama said Thursday he will opt out of public financing during the general election. A legal expert and a political reporter examine how the move will impact the race and Sen. John McCain's funding options.
The role played by lobbyists in each of the top three campaigns for president has become a hot button issue as the race to raise campaign cash gains intensity. Analysts debate the role of lobbyists in campaigns and why the…
By PBS NewsHour
The top Democratic candidates for Maryland's open U.S. Senate seat squared off in a debate Thursday, ahead of the Sept. 12 primary to see who will run against presumptive Republican candidate Lt. Gov. Michael Steele.
A divided Supreme Court upheld key portions of a recent law intended to reform political campaign financing, ruling Wednesday that the government may ban unlimited donations to political parties.
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