Occupy Wall Street

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2011's Top 10 Money in Politics Stories

At protests across the country Occupiers fought back against a political system that too often looks out for their 1% campaign donors, the supercommittee made influencing-peddling easier for special interests, and the Supreme Court once again sided with big money. Those events and more make up our 2011 list of top money-in-politics stories. 

Check out the full list and if you have your own suggestions for items we left off, leave them in the comments below.

1. Occupy’s Message Delivered

The Chronicles of Money, Politics, and How the GOP House Will Stop at Nothing to Further Empower Special Interests

Here's a recap of Public Campaign and Public Campaign Action Fund's (PCAF) work from November 21 through December 2, 2011.

Eric Cantor Rewarded for Deriding Occupy Wall Street

On October 7th, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) derided the Occupy Wall Street movement as a “mob” that was “pitting Americans against Americans.”

Anti-Corruption Watchdog Blasts Lobbying Firm for Planned Attack on Occupy Wall Street

When news broke on Saturday morning of a leaked memo from a top Washington, D.C. lobbying firm spelling out a plan to undermine the Occupy Wall Street movement, Public Campaign Action Fund issued this press release.

10 Facts on Lobbying Firm Trying to Discredit Occupy Wall Street

According to an exclusive by “Up with Chris Hayes” on MSNBC on Saturday, November 19, 2011, Clark Lytle Geduldig & Cranford (CLGC), a Washington, D.C. lobbying firm, authored a memo detailing the rationale and a proposal to smear the Occupy Wall Street movement. The memo was sent to the American Bankers Association (ABA).

The Chronicles of Money, Politics, and Good Riddance to an Old Nemesis

Here's a recap of Public Campaign and Public Campaign Action Fund's (PCAF) work from November 7 through November 18, 2011.

PCAF Statement on the Eviction of Occupy Wall Street Protesters

In response to the eviction of Occupy Wall Street protesters from Zuccotti Park in New York, Public Campaign Action Fund (PCAF) issued a statement, standing in solidarity with the Occupy movement.

With His Latest Probe, Who Is Rep. Darrell Issa Really Looking Out For?

House Oversight Committee Chairman, Rep. Darell Issa (R-Calif.), "is pushing for a federal probe of a New York City community organization based on a Fox News report that accused the organization of improperly aiding the Occupy Wall Street movement and linked the group to the now defunct ACORN," according to a story yesterday in the Huffington Post.

Eric Cantor's Chicago speech--will he invite his billionaire donors?

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va) will finally give his speech on income inequality on Friday in the Chicago area—a week after he canceled one in Philadelphia because Occupy Wall Street protestors planned to attend.

The Chronicles of Money, Politics, and Occupying the Week

Here's a recap of Public Campaign and Public Campaign Action Fund's (PCAF) work from October 11 through October 14, 2011.