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Super PACs should expand disclosures


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 16, 2013

~~<p>The U.S. Supreme Court ruled three years ago that political action committees consisting of corporations as well as labor unions and other special interests have a First Amendment right to spend freely on elections.</p>
<p>A flood of money followed. Information about where that money was coming from &mdash; in other words, who was trying to influence the elections &mdash; remained murky, often by design.</p>
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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled three years ago that political action committees consisting of corporations as well as labor unions and other special interests have a First Amendment right to spend freely on elections.

A flood of money followed. Information about where that money was coming from — in other words, who was trying to influence the elections — remained murky, often by design. Login for more...



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