This is a direct attack on the culture of Washington and in an extremely powerful wayObama defends lobbyist hires Feb 03, 2009
Unlike the stock market, the cost of campaigns doesn't go up and down. It is a straight growth curveMore candidates spend at least $1 million Dec 15, 2008
For the first time, citizens will be able to get a full picture of how lobbyists and lobbying organizations use money in Washington, D.C., to gain access and influence in CongressHouse passes ethics bill on 411-8 vote Jul 31, 2007
What these scandals are revolving around is a way of life that does not appear to be Hastert's way of life. That may be the principal reason why these scandal does not inure to himHastert's Speaker position appears safe Jan 17, 2006
This is one of the last places where you can put up a huge contribution to directly benefit the interests of the president of the United StatesABC, other companies spring for inaugural Jan 20, 2005
Fredric Michael "Fred" Wertheimer (born 1939) is an American activist notable for his work on campaign finance reform. He served as president of Common Cause and is currently the President and CEO of Democracy 21 and Democracy 21 Education Fund, which he founded in 1997.
He has received honorary Doctorates from Colby Collegein 1990 and Grinnell College in 1999.
His wife is Linda Wertheimer of the National Public Radio, former co-anchor of the program All Things Considered.