The Second Gilded Age of Politics
“There are two things that are important in politics,” 19th-century Republican party boss Mark Hanna once said. “The first is money, and I can't remember the second." As accurate as that observation was 100 years ago, it rings even truer now. But conversations about money in politics can often be hard to follow. Gabe and Washington Post reporter Michelle Ye He Lee are here to help: In this episode, they share information on the history of regulating campaign finance, give definitions of key terms to know, and even offer some tips that will allow you to read campaign fundraising reports for yourself.