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Thu, Sep 27, 2012 -- 2:00 AM

Are Super PACs Transforming American Politics?

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The product of two court decisions, Citizens United and SpeechNow.org v. FEC, super PAC spending is on course to make 2012 the most expensive presidential election in history. These super-charged political action committees may spend and receive unlimited amounts of money from individuals, corporations or unions to advocate for political candidates -- as long as they are independent of the candidates' campaigns. Are our elections being bought by the wealthy few, or has democracy been enhanced by increased political speech?

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