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PHOTO: Swing vote Justice Anthony Kennedy swung in favor of "big spenders" in the U.S. Supreme Court's McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission decision on Wednesday. Photo Credit: Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States

ALTOONA, Iowa – Another important campaign finance decision handed down Wednesday by the U.S. Supreme Court is provoking both celebration and consternation across the country. The 5-to-4 ruling in McCutcheon v. the Federal Election Commission means instead of a total of $123,000, a single do ...Read More

 Among other things, Justice Stephens is advocating for campaign spending reform, after the 2010 "Citizens United" decision that declared corporations are people and opened the floodgates to big corporate political donations. Photo by Steve Petteway/ US Supreme Court

CHICAGO - Since retiring from the bench in 2010, former Supreme Court Justice and Illinois native son John Paul Stevens has not been idle. His new book, out this month, has already caused a big stir in political and policy circles. It's called "Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Consti ...Read More

PHOTO: A hearing is expected today on a bill (HF 3228) that aims to close a loophole that allows domestic abusers in Minnesota to posses rifles and shotguns. Photo credit: dualdflipflop

ST. PAUL, Minn. - It is the most dangerous time for an abused woman: when she's leaving and he's losing control. So a bill being debated at the state Capitol aims to take guns out of the mix. Joan Peterson, board president, Protect Minnesota: Working to End Gun Violence, said the legislation would ...Read More

PHOTO: Ellen Read says she pushed hard in Newmarket, N.H., to get the town council to take up a resolution against the Citizens United decision. Photo credit: Ellen Read

LYME, N.H. – At annual town meetings across New Hampshire this week, citizens are voting on resolutions supporting a constitutional amendment to overturn a U.S. Supreme Court decision called Citizens United that has allowed billions of dollars from special interests to flow into election campa ...Read More

PHOTO: Facebook will now allow users to flag posts they suspect violate its new policy regarding the sale of guns, alcohol, drugs or adult products. Image courtesy of Moms Demand Action.

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The social media gun show has new rules, and one group of Michigan moms is pleased with the changes. Facebook is cracking down on the sale of guns, blocking minors from seeing those posts and deleting those that don't require a background check or cross state lines. Li ...Read More

PHOTO: Controversial legislation that would allow guns in vehicles on school grounds passed the Indiana House late Monday. Credit: morgue file.

INDIANAPOLIS - Controversial legislation that would allow guns in vehicles on school grounds passed the Indiana House late Monday. It's currently a felony to bring a gun onto school property, but Senate Bill 229 would allow those with proper carry permits to keep firearms out of sight in vehicles on ...Read More

ALBANY, N.Y. - Supporters of public financing of elections are running a million-dollar ad campaign, hoping to convince legislators to adopt a point in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's budget proposal that would create a voluntary program for political candidates to get public funding for their races. The propos ...Read More

PHOTO: It was on this day in 1994 that the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act took effect. Photo credit: Josh Berglund

ST. PAUL, Minn. - It's a landmark 20th anniversary today for those across the state and nation who are working to prevent gun violence. The Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act took effect on this day in 1994, requiring background checks on firearms purchased from a federally licensed dealer. Hea ...Read More

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