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On Sixth Anniversary of Citizens United, Obama Still Has Chance to Act


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On Sixth Anniversary of Citizens United, Obama Still Has Chance to Act

Lisa Gilbert, Stephen Spaulding

Two-thousand, one-hundred-and-ninety days. That is how long it has been since the Supreme Court decided Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission by a vote of five to four.

So far, we have heard quite a bit from President Obama about the problem of big money in politics. The power of the bully pulpit is partly what makes the presidency so important. The bully pulpit can capture the public's attention; that's a good thing. But it's not enough.


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Headline sez: "... Obama still has chance to act"

— He's been acting for eight-plus years. This column's prescription, however, is not in his script.