If the Citizens United Case "opened the door" to big money in politics four years ago, this week's McCutcheon decision "will open a floodgate." That's according to dissenters on the US Supreme Court. But the majority calls it a victory for the First Amendment. We hear about the latest decision on campaign finance reform. Also, Secretary of State John Kerry says "it's reality check time" for US Middle East policy, and there's a prevailing belief that colleges are a lot harder to get into than they used to be. Is that a myth or a reality? Maybe it's both.
Money and Politics in the Aftermath of McCutcheon v. FEC
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Kerry on US Middle East Policy, 'It's Reality Check Time'
Secretary of State John Kerry said today his effort to make peace between Israel and the Palestinians may not be worth further effort. In Morocco, he told reporters he'll...
Does Campaign Finance Reform Have a Future?
By a vote of five to four, the US Supreme Court has taken another swipe at 40-year-old Watergate Era reforms designed to restrain the power of money in politics. An...