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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.

President Obama: "...There is no doubt that money has an impact on what happens here in Washington..."

Yesterday President Obama participated in a Twitter Town Hall meeting, taking questions from all over the country. Obama responded to one tweet by noting the influence that big money has in Washington, D.C.

President Obama from yesterday: "And public campaign financing is something that I've supported in the past. There is no doubt that money has an impact on what happens here in Washington. And the more we can reduce money's impact on Washington, the better off we're going to be."

Hauling Cash: 2012 Fundraising Off to Historic Pace

Most. Expensive. Campaign. Ever. That's what we'll see during the 2012 election cycle. Politico reported on Friday on President Obama's end-of-second-quarter push for campaign cash, which is expected to be record-breaking.

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.

Let's End the Secret Money Arms Race

They say actions speak louder than words. But in the world of money in politics, this mantra seems to have fallen on deaf ears. While President Obama and many members of Congress have called for changes to our campaign finance system, thus far rhetoric seems to have prevailed over concrete results.

As The Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel notes in her recent column, it's time that members of leadership demonstrate their commitment to Fair Elections: