Big Money, Secrecy and Control of the Congress

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For months, the Tea Party movement has dominated political news but, with a few exceptions, its candidates have not done very well. That trend continued yesterday in primary results from Michigan, Missouri and Kansas. The 800-pound gorilla in November's final elections will be unlimited campaign spending by corporations and unions, legalized by the US Supreme Court's ruling this January in the Citizens United case.

Credits

Guests:
Tom Hamburger - Washington Post - @thamburger, Rick Hasen - University of California, Irvine - @rickhasen, David Keating - Club for Growth - @campaignfreedom, Tara Malloy - Campaign Legal Center - @CampaignLegal

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Frances Anderton, Katie Cooper, Karen Radziner