Discussion: The influence of money in US politics

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton won sweeping victories in New York’s primary elections, bolstering their bids to secure the Republican and Democratic nominations for the White House. This comes a day after the end of a week-long mass protest outside the US Capitol against the influence of money in US politics. Protesters believe money dominates US democracy. But why aren’t the protests getting more coverage? The Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission allowed unlimited election spending by individuals and corporations. Has that reshaped the political landscape? Are reforms needed? Join us for a discussion of money and politics with Rick Dunham, co-director of the Global Business Journalism program at Tsinghua University; in Chicago, Laura Schwartz, a political commentator who worked at the White House during the Clinton years; and in New York, Brandon Andrews, former US senate staff and director of Impact.

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