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The Presidential Ad Season Begins in Earnest

Friday, August 17, 2012

In the past month there have been high profile ads supporting both major presidential candidates. Many have skewered for being untrue. The Annenberg School's Kathleen Hall Jamieson says that in the post Citizens United world you can expect to see more ads and more inaccuracy than ever before.

 

Blood Orange - Can We Go Inside Now

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The Super Pac App

Friday, July 20, 2012

It's been predicted that this election season will produce a record number of political ads. Wouldn't it be nice if you could simply wave your phone in front of an advertisement on the TV to find out what group is behind it and how much they're spending this on ads? Brooke talks to Dan Siegel, co-creator of the forthcoming SuperPacApp, which will allow you to do just that.

White Rabbits - Back for More

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Stand By Your Ad

Friday, March 09, 2012

While television stations are legally required to run ads purchased by election campaigns, they are allowed to refuse advertising from Super PACs. The Annenberg Public Policy Center has begun a campaign called "Stand By Your Ad," encouraging stations to refuse to run ads that contain distortions or untruths. Brooke talks to Annenberg's Kathleen Hall Jamieson about the project.

 

Oddisee - All Along The River

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Citizens United and the Presidential Campaign

Friday, January 20, 2012

When the US Supreme Court decided the Citizens United case in 2010, it allowed unlimited contributions to support candidates as long as those candidates didn’t ‘coordinate’ with the so-called Super PACs that support them.  Two years later, how’s that working in practice?  Time Magazine’s Michael Scherer tells Brooke that there’s been a glut of cash and an almost absurd bending of the rules in the presidential campaign thus far.

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From Milk Prices to SuperPACs

Friday, November 04, 2011

The 2012 election is the first presidential race in the post-Citizens United era - and the first in which SuperPACs are expected to have a major impact. Peter Overby, Power, Money and Influence reporter for NPR, traces the history of campaign spending, from Watergate-era donations by milk companies through Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS.

Kid Loco - "The Viaduct"

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