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Here's How It Works: Industry, Lawmakers And Money Mingle In Cleveland

OpenSecrets Blog | Posted 07.20.2016 | Politics
OpenSecrets Blog

In the tranquility of the Cleveland Botanical Gardens on Wednesday, Paul Ryan stressed the need to coordinate and strengthen the Republican party on the federal, state, and local levels. His audience? A bevy of state legislative leaders rubbing elbows with industry interests.

Pete Barrett: The American Worker

Anna Donnella | Posted 03.16.2016 | Arts
Anna Donnella

Photographer Pete Barrett is on a trip, and it's a long one. For the past six months, Pete and his family have taken to the road for an indefinite trip around the country as Pete delves into a photographic journey to shoot "The American Worker."

Free (and Unusual) Roadside Attractions

CheapTickets | Posted 07.02.2016 | Travel
CheapTickets

Have you got gasoline in your veins, but dust bunnies in your wallet? Never fear, there are plenty of quirky (and free) roadside attractions to tickle your fancy and keep your road trip cheap. The low price of gas doesn't hurt, either.

Paul Blumenthal

The Inside Story Of How Citizens United Has Changed Washington Lawmaking

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.26.2015 | Politics

Lobbyists and trade groups have pumped huge sums into the coffers of super PACs and nonprofits connected to Speaker John Boehner, Senate Minority Lead...

Ryan Grim

Karl Rove Just Straight-Up Trolling Now

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 02.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Karl Rove-founded group American Crossroads is using progressive icon Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) as a weapon against former Sec...

Win or Lose, Big Money Still Matters in Politics

The Sunlight Foundation | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics
The Sunlight Foundation

While big donors like Tom Steyer and the Democratic Party insiders running Democratic-leaning outside spending groups might not be celebrating over it now, big money -- even losing big money -- matters in Washington.

Paul Blumenthal

Super PACs Keep Candidates Afloat With A Little Help From Their Friends

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In August, stories began to percolate that Terri Lynn Land, the Republican Senate candidate in Michigan, didn't have what it takes to wi...

Paul Blumenthal

Karl Rove Sends Out The Billionaire Bat-Signal -- And They Respond

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Billionaires are rushing to the aid of Republicans in the homestretch of the 2014 elections with a massive super PAC infusion after a pl...

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 10.26.2014 | 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...

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 ...

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 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...

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 strategist Karl Rove's dark money behemoth Crossroads GPS justified its...

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 ...

A Nighttime Road Trip Through Texas' Prettiest Ghost Towns

Posted 08.21.2015 | 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...