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"I could run for office, but as a lobbyist, why would I want to give up all my power?"
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"When you say campaign-finance reform, is that with or without an asterisk?"
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"I hear your calls for independence and propose a tiny tweak where I'm still king and you remain dependent."
"It's time to get politics out of money."
Liu Xiaobo dies.
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'As a freshman congressman I say we scrap the antiquated procedures with a more relevant format...professional wrestling.'
'All these changes - why can't everything stay the same!?'
Dark money donor
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'I'll tell you all the reasons we shouldn't reform the filibuster! 1.) It will restrict my ability to frivolously stymie everything...How long do I have to keep talking?'
"Why do they keep making these?"
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"Today's problems should have been solved in the 1950s, but in the '50s we were solving the problems of the '20s, and in the '20s we were solving the problems of the 1890s."
"I'ts funny -- These days, a plan to make things get worse more slowly counts as 'reform.'"
"'Conquer Spain'? 'Balance the budget'? 'Reform the justice system'? -- You call this a honey-do list?"
A House of Lords Reform: 'Please do not take shotguns or dead game into the chamber.'
Occupy This: The Ballot Box
If chess allowed gerrymandering.
Harper's cat talks about the Senate
Tony's Miracle New Labour
'I said it's getting very noisely in here with all these new peers!'
'I think your father's lost all faith in democracy...'
"Reform parliament? It's more than my second job's worth!"
House of Lords reform - 'It needs reforming into a chamber of people who agree with me.'
Campaign Fund Reform