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Paul Blumenthal

2016 Presidential Candidates Use Pre-Announcement Phase To Push Fundraising Limits

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.31.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The 2016 presidential campaign is already in its beta launch stage, as candidates are beginning to roll themselves out so audiences of p...

IRS Fails to Release Political Groups' Financial Filings

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Ben Wieder and Kytja Weir August 1, 2013 This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpar...

Colorado Supreme Court To Hear Ethics Watch Case Against ‘Magic Words' 527s

The Colorado Independent | David O. Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Colorado Supreme Court Tuesday agreed to hear a Colorado Ethics Watch case against two 527 groups that the election watchdog group claims circumve...

Colorado Senate Race Attracted $3.6 Million From Outside Groups In One Day

POLITICO | JONATHAN ALLEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Outside groups spent $3.6 million to influence the Colorado Senate race -- and that was just last Tuesday alone. The flash of Colorado cash was par...

Flow Of Outside Money Into Colo. Races DOUBLED Last Week

The Denver Post | Allison Sherry and Michael Booth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Outside political money being spent in Colorado more than doubled last week to over $23 million, dropping even the most cynical jaws and boosting call...

Republican Allies Make Colorado A Top Target

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Watching an "Oprah" show about holiday craft tips? The commercial break includes a piece starring a sickly man in a hospital bed with d...

New Group Pressures Companies To 'Promise' They Won't Spend On Campaigns

The Washington Post | Dan Eggen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Coalition for Accountability in Political Spending, spearheaded by New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio (D), aims to secure promises from ...

GOP: House Majority Uncertain

The New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republicans carry substantial advantages as they move into the final month of the fall campaign, but the resilience of vulnerable Democrats is complic...

Shadow Republican Groups Funded By Unknown Donors Are Spending Millions On Election Ads

TIME | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

From Washington to Florida this election season, candidates risk being drowned out by a flood of advertising from a robust new network of little-known...

Privatization of the "Democratic" Process, or Decision 2010?

Max Fraad Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Max Fraad Wolff

Anyone who takes seriously the idea of taking the country back must start by rolling back the privatization of the political process.

Are Colorado Republicans Breaking the Law?

Pat Waak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pat Waak

The rise of independent groups in this election cycle has been unprecedented. No controls exist on outside dollars spent, and accountability and trans...

Amanda Terkel

The One-Person Funded Super PAC: How Wealthy Donors Can Skirt Campaign Finance Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With many outside political groups able to raise and spend unlimited amounts of money in the wake of the Supreme Court's Citizen United decision, a ne...

Amanda Terkel

Lawbreakers In The 2010 Elections May Go Unpunished For Years

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With an unprecedented amount of spending and a surge of new independent expenditure organizations thanks to the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling...

Rahall Says Conservative Attack Ads In WV Are Coordinated

Heath Harrison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Heath Harrison

U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall says two racially-tinged attack ads being run in his district by his GOP opponent and an outside group are a coordinated effort....

That Was Then, This Is Now

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

Ten years ago, Senator Mitch McConnell was one of only six Republicans who voted against campaign finance disclosure requirements for 527 groups. This time around, he is one out of thirty-nine.

Bill de Blasio, Citizens United Avenger, Asks Companies To Pledge Against Unbridled Campaign Spending

Mother Jones | Suzy Khimm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Supreme Court may have opened the floodgates for corporate campaign spending, but Bill de Blasio, New York City's public advocate, is doing his pa...

'Super PACs' Multiply To Sway Election Off Of Citizens United Ruling

Bloomberg | Jonathan D. Salant and Kristin Jensen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At least 25 "super PACS," including one linked to Karl Rove, are fueling a surge in money for this year's elections following the U.S. Supreme Court r...

The Final Lesson of BP

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Reich

The will of the American people is being subordinated to the demands of giant money-making machines called global corporations that can now spend or threaten to spend unlimited amounts of money in support of any politician.

GOP 527 Group, American Crossroads, Comes Up Short On Fundraising

Politico | Kenneth P. Vogel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A new 527 group conceived by veteran GOP hands Karl Rove and Ed Gillespie and launched this year with predictions that it would raise $52 million to s...

After Citizens United -- The Money is the Message

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

Transparency will only follow from the Citizens United equation if we have netizens united to share information, track the money, connect the dots between special interests and policy, and enhance new media efforts in campaigns.

Liberal Donors Threatened By Conservative Group

Politico | Ben Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a mirror-image of a threat from a liberal group to publicize and raise legal problems for conservative donors, a conservative group has mailed a wa...

The Obama Money Situation

Rick Hasen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Hasen

The race is indeed tightening, which explains why the Obama campaign wants a lot of money -- a little panic is probably a good thing from their perspective.

Is Team Obama Finally Ready to Fight?

John Neffinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Neffinger

Will Team Obama find its groove and come out swinging? Will a progressive 527 appear with memorable ads to save the day? It's hard to know --but this ad is a start.

Obama's Rope A Dope

Deannie Mills | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Deannie Mills

Obama has taken many body blows during this campaign, first from Hillary Clinton and now from John McCain. But now he's got a cash fortune and major grassroots support still building for the final rounds.

Sam Stein

Freedom's Watch Opponents Get Organized

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is set to launch a website Thursday that will serve as a preemptive attack outlet against the right-wi...