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Amanda Terkel

Colorado Senate Race Becomes Election Proxy War | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Colorado's U.S. Senate race has become a proxy war this election, with independent groups pouring in large sums of money to air attack ads against bot...

Why Liberals Don't Stand a Chance in the Corporate Media

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joseph A. Palermo

No wonder the conventional wisdom in Washington holds, without evidence, that the United States is a "center-right" country. Those making that argument might not be real, informed commentators -- but they play them on TV.

IRS to Investigate Rove's American Crossroads and Other Corporate Front Groups

Kevin Zeese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kevin Zeese

Big business donors trying to hide behind the illegal anonymity of tax deductible groups being misused as electoral organizations should now be forewarned -- you may not be anonymous for long.

Con Games: Karl Rove's Pledge For Aspen

Michael Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michael Conniff

Did you get the memo? He's right here, right now: Karl Rove is in Aspen no doubt matriculating in one of our gilded homes or within the splendid isolation of the McMansions on Red Mountain.

Karl Rove Headlining Fundraiser For Gardner, Frazier, Tipton

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Former Bush advisor Karl Rove will be in Aspen on Friday to headline a fundraiser for three Republican Colorado congressional candidates. Funds g...

Can Anyone Stop Rove's Crime Against Democracy While it is in Progress?

Kevin Zeese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kevin Zeese

Political operatives, like Karl Rove, are misusing the tax laws to create organizations that allow for anonymous and unlimited donations from corporations and the super-rich in order to determine the outcome of the mid-term elections.

Shadow Elite: The DISCLOSE Act -- Who's Blindfolding the American Electorate?

Janine R. Wedel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janine R. Wedel

Is there anything more toxic to a healthy democracy than special interests buying elections? Sadly, yes. It's when citizens have no idea who those special interests even are, and no way to find out.

American Crossroads, Rove Fundraising Group, Tapped Mostly Billionaires | Justin Elliot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

New FEC filings show that American Crossroads, the Karl Rove-backed group that is pouring money into attack ads targeting Democrats around the country...

Midterm Election Spending Aims To Sway Races As Donors' Names Kept Secret

The New York Times | Michael Luo and Stephanie Strom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A revamped regulatory landscape this year has elevated the attractiveness to political operatives of groups like Crossroads and others, organized unde...

American Crossroads, Affiliate Group On Track To Hit $52 Million Fundraising Goal By Election Day

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Republicans' shadow party is basking in the shade. Two affiliated groups led by a blue-chip cast of Washington Republican stra...

Former Bush Budget Director Leads Dem Opponent In Ohio Senate Race

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP)-- Former Bush budget director Rob Portman is enjoying a commanding advantage over his Democratic rival, Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher, in th...

Karl Rove Helps Steer Big Money To Conservative Groups Trying To Sway Midterm Races

Politics Daily | Christopher Weber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Since leaving the George W. Bush White House, Karl Rove has transitioned from political strategist to analyst. But he's still active in elections behi...

President Obama Attempts to Bridge the "Enthusiasm Gap"

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

President Obama must continue to talk directly to the American people, but he also must take concrete steps toward reinvigorating public institutions, unapologetically, and throwing a lifeline to a drowning middle class.

American Crossroads: New GOP Group Plans To Spend Millions This Fall

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — In a campaign season of anti-establishment ferment, some of the Republican Party's best-known insiders are building an ambitious fu...

Corporate Campaign Fundraising Picks Up Speed

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Driven by increasing anger at Democratic policies and by recent Supreme Court decisions unshackling corporate contributions, business and conservative...

Support For Karl Rove's American Crossroads Group Comes Almost Entirely From Billionaire Donors

Salon | Justin Elliott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Virtually all of the $4.7 million raised by Karl Rove's new conservative outfit was contributed by just four billionaires, three of whom are based in ...

Sam Stein

American Crossroads GPS, New Rove Group, Has Dems Questioning Obama's Political Operations | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

News that two former top Bush strategists have formed a spinoff organization to dig up dirt on Congressional Democrats before the 2010 elections has r...

Karl Rove's 'American Crossroads' PAC Fueled By Secret Donors

Politico | Kenneth P. Vogel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A new political operation conceived by Republican operatives Karl Rove and Ed Gillespie formed a spinoff group last month that - thanks in part to its...

Sam Stein

American Crossroads Attacks Harry Reid For Not Bringing Nevada Enough Stimulus | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A television ad launched against Harry Reid late last week underscores an obvious tension, if not outright duplicity, that exists within the Republica...

American Crossroads, Karl Rove-Backed Group, Raises $8 Million In June After Disappointing May

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A conservative activist group says it raised more than $8 million in June to help conservative candidates and causes ahead of midte...

Karl Rove-Backed Group, American Crossroads, Unleashes Second Attack Ad Against Harry Reid

The Huffington Post | Erin Booth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

American Crossroads has just released their second ad in Nevada attacking Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. The 527 group, backed by Karl Rove, RNC...

American Crossroads, Karl Rove-Backed GOP Group, Predicts Stronger Fundraising After Disappointing Numbers

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — In a campaign season of anti-establishment ferment, some of the Republican Party's best-known insiders are building an ambitious fu...

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...

American Crossroads: New Conservative PAC Seeks To Raise $52 Million For 2010 Elections

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

GOP donors disenchanted with the recent flurry of news about Republican National Committee indiscretions will soon have a new place to put their money...