SuperPAC http://www.kunc.org en 'Ready For Hillary': Clinton's Campaign-In-Waiting http://www.kunc.org/post/ready-hillary-clintons-campaign-waiting In a high-rise office in Rosslyn, Va., Adam Parkhomenko is selling campaign paraphernalia for a campaign that may or may not happen.<p>"Bumper stickers, magnets, and then we have everything from T-shirts, we have baby onesies that we're almost out of now," says Parkhomenko.<p>Parkhomenko runs a group called Ready for Hillary. It's more than a Clinton fan club: It's a superPAC, a list-building superPAC.<p>The next presidential election is more than two years away. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:03:00 +0000 Mara Liasson 55684 at http://www.kunc.org 'Ready For Hillary': Clinton's Campaign-In-Waiting 'Citizens United' Critics Fight Money With Money http://www.kunc.org/post/citizens-united-critics-fight-money-money It's been four years since the Supreme Court's controversial <em>Citizens United</em> ruling, the case that set the stage for unlimited and often undisclosed contribution money in federal elections. This year, the superPACs and social welfare organizations that use that money for attack ads are already at it, even as Republicans and Democrats are still choosing their candidates for the fall campaigns.<p>Advocates of stronger campaign finance laws are 0-for-6 at the Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts. And there's no consensus in Congress on what, if anything, should be done. Thu, 13 Feb 2014 12:29:00 +0000 Peter Overby 54033 at http://www.kunc.org 'Citizens United' Critics Fight Money With Money Some Lawmakers Want Big-Budget Groups Included In IRS Debate http://www.kunc.org/post/some-lawmakers-want-big-budget-groups-included-irs-debate <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1l2s_q_kfrU</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdYjp8-RMwA</p> Thu, 16 May 2013 22:01:00 +0000 Peter Overby 44421 at http://www.kunc.org Democrats Have High Hopes Of Defeating Sanford In S.C. http://www.kunc.org/post/democrats-have-high-hopes-defeating-sanford-sc <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERK_pExyer8</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Khs3U1y_XB0</p> Fri, 03 May 2013 18:37:00 +0000 Kathy Lohr 43813 at http://www.kunc.org Democrats Have High Hopes Of Defeating Sanford In S.C. Why Lobbying Is Now Increasingly In The Shadows http://www.kunc.org/post/why-lobbying-now-increasingly-shadows While ideological gridlock continues to immobilize Capitol Hill, another of Washington's institutions is morphing behind the scenes.<p>The lobbying industry is becoming more secretive — reversing a trend that dates back to the 1990s. And campaign money now looms ever larger as a critical element in the persuasion business.<p>Ever since Congress strengthened the lobbying disclosure laws in 1995, most lobbyists have routinely registered and filed their quarterly disclosures of clients, issues and fees. Fri, 03 May 2013 07:24:00 +0000 Peter Overby 43781 at http://www.kunc.org Why Lobbying Is Now Increasingly In The Shadows