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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Wendell Potter, "Nation On The Take"

Wendell Potter was back on my show today to talk about his new book, "Nation On The Take: How Big Money Corrupts Our Democracy and What We Can Do About It" (read an excerpt here). Among the questions we discussed:
  • How much time do our elected representatives spend fundraising?
  • How much money do they need?
  • Will a corrupt system ever be repaired by the very elected officials who benefit from it?
  • Super PACs are supposed to be run independently of candidates and their campaigns -- are they?
  • Who is the #1 person blocking campaign finance reform in Congress?
  • Does big money have even more impact at the state and local levels?
  • Do states with public financing laws have more competitive races?
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