We've gotten some intense responses and questions after releasing our latest analysis of public comments on the FCC's proposal to regulate Internet traffic. In this post, we try to clear up the issues that have been raised.Continue reading
Hey Big Spender…
... spend a little time with me after Election Day? With the most expensive election in history behind us, the outsized footprint of dark money remains on our political landscape. While "spending by outside groups reached new heights, the amount the public knows about the sources of that money reached new lows," opined Ellen Miller, Executive Director of Sunlight Foundation. And the dark money spigot is not expected to turn off anytime soon. Join Ellen and a distinguished panel of experts on Friday, Nov. 16 at 9:30am, to assess the political implications of dark money in the 2012 election as well as its influence post Election Day.Continue reading
Political Ad Sleuth Exposes the Money Behind Election Advertising
Today, Sunlight and Free Press are proud to launch Political Ad Sleuth, a new project dedicated to collecting and posting... View ArticleContinue reading
Shining Light on Political Advertising
For most Americans, the incessant barrage of political ads on TV are still a few months away. But in Wisconsin,... View ArticleContinue reading
Net neutrality: Do campaign contributions tell the whole story?
After 74 Democratic members of the House of Representatives sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski warning that the FCC should not advance net neutrality rules without explicit direction from Congress, Free Press put together a page showing career campaign contributors from PACs, employees and lobbyists of interests that oppose the measure, intended to keep the Internet a level playing field.
The biggest recipient of telecom campaign cash was Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., who took in more than $128,000--over the course of an 18-year career, that averages out to about $14,400 an election cycle. Four ...