Stories by David Donnelly

David Donnelly is the director of Campaign Money Watch and national campaigns director of Public Campaign Action Fund. subscribe to David Donnelly's feed

Posted on: Jun 2, 2014, Source: Public Campaign Action Fund

Whether progressives extract real concessions, like public financing, remains to be seen.

Posted on: Mar 20, 2007, Source: AlterNet

The campaign finance system is spinning out of control, guzzling the money that should go to solving the real issues facing this country.

Posted on: Mar 2, 2007, Source: Courier-Journal

GOP Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was instrumental in the passage of a bankruptcy bill that made it tough for Americans to deal with their debts -- and now the banking and credit card industry is rewarding him handsomely.

Posted on: Nov 15, 2006, Source: Public Campaign Action Fund

Blaming lobbyists for corrupt lawmakers is not enough; the Democrats must act on the public's mandate to clean up Congress.

Posted on: Jul 19, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Ralph Reed's downfall suggests other politicians may be vulnerable to voter anger, unless they repent for their big money ways.

Posted on: Mar 30, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The web giant has gone to great lengths to keep the internet open to all, but by teaming up with Republican lobbyists, it's politics as usual.

Posted on: Jan 5, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Negative opinion may have caught up with powerbroker Tom DeLay.

Posted on: Sep 14, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The Vice President claims that the economy has been boosted by the eBay phenomenon; however, if anyone has profited, it's the Bush administration.

Posted on: Mar 25, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Six weeks after Cintas Corp.'s chairman co-hosted a $1.7 million fundraiser for George W. Bush, the EPA proposed exempting industrial laundries like Cintas from rules that protect workers from handling toxic materials. Maybe it's just a coincidence.

Posted on: Mar 2, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The battleground state of Ohio is one of Bush's most trustworthy sources of campaign contributions, as corporate donors vie to 'protect their investment.'

Posted on: Feb 14, 2004, Source: TomPaine.com

The Democatic candidates' fratricidal behavior on campaign spending works to nullify one of the most powerful issues they have against Bush -- that his White House is captive of special interests.

Posted on: Nov 18, 2003, Source: AlterNet

A few choice words from Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address might set George W. Bush straight -- if only he would listen.