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The Chronicles of Money, Politics, and...It's a Lobbyist, It's a Campaign Check, It's a..."Super Congress!"

Here's a round-up of Public Campaign and Public Campaign Action Fund's work for the week of Aug 1-Aug 5, 2011.

"12 really large checks"

"12 really large checks"

That’s how a lobbyist was quoted in a news story describing how he was preparing for the 12-member congressional deficit committee that will be charged with finding further ways to reduce the deficit.

Same Ol' Song and Dance

Members of Congress love Taylor Swift! Wait, that doesn't seem quite right. Let's try again. Members of Congress love FUNDRAISING at Taylor Swift concerts. Yes, that's it. Public Campaign Action Fund discovered this phenomenon last year, and it looks like even more Members are getting in on the act in 2011.

Debt Crisis=Cha-ching!

If there's one thing that Congress is good at, it's finding new ways to rake in campaign contributions. Politico reported today on how many members of Congress of both parties are using the debt limit crisis as a tool to raise campaign cash.

The Chronicles of Money, Politics, and How Wall Street Celebrates an Anniversary Every Day of the Year

Here's a round-up of Public Campaign and Public Campaign Action Fund's work for the week of July 18-July 22, 2011.

Priorities?

"Stop doing your job, and get to work!" That, of course, is not an actual quote from Republican party leadership, but after some members of the class of 2010 reported low fundraising numbers this quarter, one could imagine them hearing it. Open Secrets has a blog post today that delves into the fundraising numbers of the freshman class of lawmakers, who were sent here presumably to legislate, and have found that's not necessarily the priority. 

The Chronicles of Money, Politics, and the British-coloured Scandal That Crossed the Pond

Here's a round-up of Public Campaign and Public Campaign Action Fund's work for the week of July 11-July 15, 2011.

$86 Million--Staggering

This makes previous campaign fundraising records seem almost quaint. Politico reports today on President Obama's record-shattering fundraising haul of $86 million. Obama wasn't alone in stockpiling campaign cash ahead of the 2012 election.

The Chronicles of Money, Politics, and the Special Interest Lap Dog and Pony Show

Here's a round-up of Public Campaign and Public Campaign Action Fund's work for the week of July 5-July 8, 2011.

The Chronicles of Money, Politics, and the Roberts Court 5's Love Affair with Corporations and Big Money Interests

Here's a round-up of Public Campaign and Public Campaign Action Fund's work for the week of June 27-July 1, 2011.