A first priority for Congress: Disclosure of secret donors

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A first priority for Congress: Disclosure of secret donors

Akron Beacon Journal – With Election Day now behind us, the late October onslaught of televised campaign advertisements has now yielded to spots for the latest and greatest deals on holiday gifts. And while hearing Christmas jingles before the first snowfall might be irritating, at least Americans know who's bankrolling them.

Not so for many of this year's campaign ads, which blared virtually nonstop from our televisions. Thanks to a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, they were funded courtesy of anonymous corporations and secret spenders. So we know who is hawking the Snuggie on TV, but not the U.S. Senate seat.

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