Holy Grail of GOP PrimariesThe New Holy Grail of Republican Primaries

The penumbras and emanations of Citizens United are changing the Republican campaign game

By Rick Perlstein

The name of today’s game is TV commercials, not endorsements, door-knocking armies, and “walking around money.” TV is costly and it takes don’t-call-me-fat-cats like Norman Braman, Sheldon Adelson, and the Brothers Koch to pay those kinds of bills.

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money-politics-illustration-2Behind Every Republican, a Billionaire

But it's the uncommitted billionaires who may be key to the 2016 Republican primary

By Karoli Kuns

The “money primary” continues, but it is becoming a “billionaire primary,” in which each candidate must secure the backing of at least one billionaire. The winner of the “billionaire primary” will be the beneficiary of a $900-million Koch brothers coordinated pledge to elect a Republican to the White House in 2016.

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You Can’t Make the Congress Do Anything

The ability of presidents to move the legislative needle will always be severely limited

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The_Pentagon_January_2008Accounting for the Pentagon

The debate over defense spending isn't what it looks like

By Peter Certo Read

Charts final 2abCorporate Dollars v. Union Dollars

"The distinctive potential of corporations to corrupt the electoral process [has] long been recognized."

By Lou Dubose Read

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