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Rove-Backed Group Makes Big Mistake

Center for Public Integrity | Michael Beckel | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics

This story was published by The Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washington, D.C. Republica...

The 2490 Mile Cross-Country Road Trip with HelloWorld (PHOTOS)

Ernestine Fu | Posted 08.26.2014 | Travel
Ernestine Fu

A cross-country road trip is on the bucket list of most Americans. While we have some incredible sights and landmarks across the country, half the fun of going on road trips these days is sharing the experience with friends and family!

Paul Blumenthal

Corporations Have Found Yet Another (Secret) Way To Help Get Politicians Elected

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On June 14, 2012, someone created a corporation in Ohio called American Dream Fund LLC. Six months later, this corporation made a $250,0...

Conservative Super PAC Steps Up While Ernst Is On Duty

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 09.13.2014 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Conservative fundraising group American Crossroads is filling in for Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Joni Ernst while she par...

Paul Blumenthal

GOP Establishment Keeps Promise To Counter Tea Party With Surge In Primary Spending

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican Party's internecine conflict has sparked a surge in independent spending in GOP congressional primaries as establishment ...

Rove-Backed Group Puts Millions Toward Six Senate Races

AP | By PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 08.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — High-dollar donors' favorite political machine on Tuesday began booking another $20 million in television air time for an autumn a...

The Big Money Politics Problem We Need to Talk About

David Fontana | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics
David Fontana

In a federal system--a system that prioritizes letting people govern their own communities--it should concern us whenever bigger money from other places distorts elections in places with smaller money.

Karl Rove-Backed Group Spends Millions Attacking Kay Hagan Over Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

A group backed by Republican strategist Karl Rove is investing more heavily in this year's midterm elections with a nearly $3.6 million ad blitz targe...

Rove-Backed Group To Spend Millions On Competitive Senate Races

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A well-funded independent political machine with ties to Republican strategist Karl Rove on Monday signaled it was ready to spend ...

Rove Throws Mud

Jeff Danziger | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Paul Blumenthal

Democratic Mega-Donors Dominate Super PAC Race As Republicans Hide In 'Dark Money'

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the U.S. heads into the third national election since the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling, super PACs are still raking in the ...

Paul Blumenthal

Senate Candidates Find A Way To Give Those Friendly Super PACs A Helping Hand

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The latest trend in Senate campaigns is the posting of b-roll footage on the Internet, available to download. The goal isn't to draw the...

Paul Blumenthal

What Lies Behind Top GOP Senator's Local Support? Karl Rove's Network

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Steven Law, the head of the Crossroads groups founded by Republican strategist Karl Rove, has declared that reelecting Sen. Mitch McConn...

American Crossroads Revs Up Attacks on Dems

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 04.12.2014 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

American Crossroads was the top-spending super PAC during the 2010 midterm elections, at roughly $22 million. And during the 2012 election cycle, it spent about $105 million -- more than every other super PAC, with the exception of pro-Mitt Romney group Restore Our Future.

Rove Group Going After New Senator In First Big Attack

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics

American Crossroads, the super PAC co-founded by Karl Rove, is set to air an attack ad next week against Montana Lt. Gov. John Walsh (D), who was name...

Paul Blumenthal

Money Pours Into Super PACs Even Without A Presidential Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Though the next presidential election is still almost three years away, America's super PACs threw themselves into fundraising last year...

Large Sums Of Outside Money Heading To Florida Special Election

AP | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Need proof outside money is going to matter in this year's elections? Just look at spending this week. Republicans are sending al...

Document Reveals How Rove Group Spent More Than It Said

ProPublica | Posted 11.25.2013 | Politics

by Kim Barker ProPublica, Nov. 25, 2013, 9:04 a.m.On its 2012 tax return, GOP ...

Pro-GOP Groups Off To Slow Start

AP | STEVE PEOPLES and THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The biggest Republican-leaning money machines are spending dramatically less to help the party ahead of the 2014 congression...

Karl Rove's Dark Money Group Finally Announces Its 2012 Haul

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.14.2013 | Politics

Crossroads GPS, the top-spending dark money nonprofit in the 2012 election, will report on Friday that it raised $180 million last year, according to ...

Conservative Groups Driving GOP Agenda

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT and STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON — WASHINGTON (AP) — Virtually unknown outside Washington, a coalition of hardline conservative groups is fighting to seize control ...

Abandoned America Is More Impressive At Night

Posted 10.14.2013 | Travel

Want to see America at its most fascinating? Would you mind if it were slightly eery at the same time? You’ve probably never thought about a road tr...

Paul Blumenthal

Super PAC Fundraising Soars For 2014

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Super PACs are set to be a massive force in the 2014 midterms, having collectively raised $59 million during the first half of this year...

Paul Blumenthal

Rove Fundraising Groups Get Slow Start For 2014 Elections

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The political groups co-founded by GOP political strategist Karl Rove are raising funds at a slower pace than they did in the last elect...

Ryan Grim

Follow The Money: GOP Getting It Both Ways On Immigration Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Support for comprehensive immigration reform is much broader in Congress than Republican leaders are letting on. To gauge which way the ...