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Paul Blumenthal

Nonprofit Tied To John Boehner Attacks His Foes In Homeland Security Fight | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The politically active nonprofit closely tied to Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is intervening to help the Republican Party leader as he ...

Should Health Insurers Have to Tell the Truth About Their Political Spending?

Wendell Potter | Posted 02.15.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Both the AAN and Chamber have spent millions on ads calling for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. While Aetna stands to gain financially from the law, it and other insurers have been critical of the potentially profit-threatening consumer protections and regulations in it.

Elise Foley

Senate Immigration Bill Would Reportedly Lead To Huge Job Gains | Elise Foley | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Right-leaning pro-immigration reform group American Action Network began circulating a report Tuesday claiming that a Senate-passed bill...

Elise Foley

Steve King's Own Constituents Disagree With Him On Immigration Reform | Elise Foley | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) has said he feels like he's winning the debate on immigration reform, but a poll released on Wednesday showed that his consti...


Jim Worth | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics
Jim Worth

There is no scandal here but there is an unseen, unpublicized, and potentially more dangerous failure clouded by Republican histrionics that distracts and affects the American people.

Paul Blumenthal

RNC Sends Public Message To Super PACs | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Spend less on negative advertising and spend more on ground game. Target young voters, especially young women. Build a national database...

Single-Payer Advocate Targeted By Conservative Group

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.14.2012 | Politics

The conservative American Action Network (AAN) is out with its first ad of the general election, going after Democratic congressional candidate David ...

Conservative Group Launches $1.2 Million Campaign To Repeal Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics

The conservative American Action Network has launched a $1.2 million campaign urging 35 Republican members of the House of Representatives facing toug...

Paul Blumenthal

Lugar Effort Echoes Romney Super PAC | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As it releases a second ad defending Indiana Sen. Dick Lugar from a Tea Party-backed primary challenge, the American Action Network has ...

Absent IRS Action, Secretly-Funded Political Party Could Decide Outcome Of Presidential Election

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 02.16.2012 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

We have been writing to the IRS for more than a year urging the agency to take action to prevent political groups from misusing the tax laws to hide the donors financing their campaign activities.

Paul Blumenthal

How 'Issue Ads' Against Elizabeth Warren Keep Donors' Names Secret | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An ad released Dec. 8 by the conservative nonprofit Crossroads GPS, which is linked to Karl Rove, paints Democratic Senate candidate Eli...

Paul Blumenthal

New Super PAC's Got Boehner's Back | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans will soon have another big money vehicle supporting them. The Congressional Leadership Fund, a super PAC that can rais...

Dan Froomkin

Right Under Their Noses: Political Groups Are Flouting IRS Rules To Keep Donors Secret, Reformers Say | Dan Froomkin | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics

Good-government advocates on Wednesday asked the Internal Revenue Service to investigate four groups they say are blatantly flouting the law by claimi...

Who Had The Most Effective Election Spending? (Hint: Not Karl Rove)

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After all the talk about the impact of independent groups on this year's midterm elections, the debate over at least one important question can now be...

All They Ask for Is an Unfair Advantage

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

I attended a screening this week of Alex Gibney's new documentary, Client 9. It's the story of the rise and fall of New York State Governor Eliot Spit...

Civic-Minded Plutocrats

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The economic meltdown that short-sighted "free market" policies brought upon us has now given the rich and powerful the opening to push their advantage more aggressively than ever.

ANOTHER Attack Ad On A Local Dem Pulled Due To Blatant Lies

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

KUSA in Denver has pulled an attack ad from the American Action Network off the air after determining claims in the ad to be false. The ad attacks ...

Amanda Terkel

Lawbreakers In The 2010 Elections May Go Unpunished For Years | 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...

Republican Funding Surge Provides Crucial Advantage

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Fueled by a surge of outside money, Republicans have begun gunning for Democratic House seats once considered safe and beyond GOP reach -- a drive tha...

Republican Heavyweights Launch The American Action Forum, Set To Rival The Center For American Progress

Hotline On Call | Reid Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A prominent and wealthy group of GOP heavyweights are unveiling 2 new groups aimed at revitalizing the party's policy offerings, then pay for ads to s...

American Action Network: Republican Leaders Forming New Political Group

WSJ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At least half a dozen leaders of the Republican Party have joined forces to create a new political group with the goal of organizing grass-roots suppo...