Massie Ritsch

Communications Director, Center for Responsive Politics

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Communications Director for the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonpartisan group that tracks campaign contributions and their effects on elections and public policy

Massie Ritsch on KCRW

The Fed  rescued insurance giant AIG  yesterday, but the stock markets took a dive anyway.

How Would the Candidates Fix This Financial Mess?

The Fed rescued insurance giant AIG yesterday, but the stock markets took a dive anyway.

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Barack Obama says he supports the public financing of political campaigns, but today he became the first major presidential candidate since 1976 to  reject public money .

Private Funding for Obama's Campaign

Barack Obama says he supports the public financing of political campaigns, but today he became the first major presidential candidate since 1976 to reject public money .

from To the Point

"Maybe I've lived a little long, but I have no illusions about how hard this is going to be.  You are not going to wave a magic wand and have the special interests disappear."

Rhetoric and Reality in Presidential Campaigns

"Maybe I've lived a little long, but I have no illusions about how hard this is going to be.  You are not going to wave a magic wand and have the special interests disappear."

from To the Point

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