Unions dramatically increase super PAC donations

By Michael Beckel

Unions accounted for $1 out of every $6 raised by super PACs in first half of 2013.

Excerpts from this story referencing "U.S. Supreme Court":

"… Super PACs arose out of changes to campaign finance law ushered in by the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruling and a related lo …"

Report: Campaign law changes hasten power imbalance between rich, poor

By Dave Levinthal

New report asserts campaign law changes have further eroded political clout of the middle class and poor.

ALEC's decades of 'right-to-work' effort pay off in Michigan

By Paul Abowd

Think tank’s 32-year 'right-to-work' campaign succeeds in union stronghold

Excerpts from this story referencing "Labor":

"… the state has dropped significantly since 1989, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.A month later, the measure’s opponents mobilized. The Chamber …"

National unions and Chamber of Commerce face off in Michigan

By Paul Abowd

Michigan’s emergency manager law, and labor’s future, up for a vote

Excerpts from this story referencing "Larry Roehrig":

"… strong pro-labor provisions.“I hope it sets a nationwide model,” said Larry Roehrig, a leader of AFSCME’s Michigan affiliate.If voters approve the measure, …"

Donor profile: AFL-CIO

By Paul Abowd and Alexandra Duszak

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bain Capital":

"… ailout. Another ad entitled “Greed” linked Romney’s former employer, Bain Capital, to Medicare fraud. Last updated: Jan. 30, 2013 *2011-2012 election cycl …"

Labor unions top '09 PAC donors to Blue Dog coalition’s pro-business members

By Aaron Mehta and Josh Israel

Our examination of contributions to the political action committee of those fiscally conservative Democrats, the Blue Dogs, showed that the