Post Archive by Month: August,2016

Money in politics at the conventions: a round-up

The two weeks that span the two rival conventions are some of the craziest days in all of politics. The party elite and loyal descend on a city for four days, while protesters, journalists and, of course, lobbyists crowd around them. This year has been no exception. Here is a round-up of the money-in-politics news that has emerged from Cleveland

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Rep. Tom Petri blasts congressional fundraising

This op-ed originally appeared in the Wisconsin State Journal. Americans have witnessed another year of divided Washington in action — or should I say inaction. This year the gridlock is over guns and Supreme Court nominees. When I served in Congress it was over whether to raise the minimum wage. The burden of governing is heavy and not meant to be easily

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