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Paul Blumenthal

'Koch Brothers Must Just Be Doing A Dance'

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday night at a $7 million fundraiser hosted by Exxon Mobil chief executive Rex Tillerson and attended by 125 guests, many of them...

Amanda Terkel

GOP Groups Still Hoping Todd Akin Will Drop Out

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In order to get Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) out of the U.S. Senate race, Republicans pulled all the stops they could think of. Top party offi...

Cutting Though Super PACs' BS? There Are 2 Apps For That

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 08.29.2012 | Technology

After a long day of work, have you ever had your television programming of choice interrupted by the ominous instrumentals and sepia-hued images of a ...

Politicians, Outside Groups Have Questionable Interactions

Politico | Posted 08.23.2012 | Politics

On a steamy mid-July day on Capitol Hill, top lieutenants to Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy had a special guest at their weekly vote-counting meeting: K...

Jason Linkins

What To Do About Outrageous Super PAC Ads

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics

Ah, super PACs. It seems like only yesterday they came steaming into our lives, promising to play havoc with our politics on a thick cushion of dark m...

Democrats Try To Counter Crossroads' 'New Majority Agenda'

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is launching an online video Wednesday in hopes of pushing back against growing, multimillion-dollar ad c...

If Romney's Polling Woes Continue, Look for Big Money to Flow to State Races Instead

Colin Delany | Posted 10.13.2012 | Politics
Colin Delany

Of course, Obama's current uptick could just be a temporary blip, but let's think this out: What happens if public opinion IS actually shifting in the Democrats' direction across the country, potentially putting the House of Representatives in serious play?

Sabrina Siddiqui

Poll Attacking Romney Came From Pro-Romney Super PAC Pollster

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.02.2012 | Politics

Since Mitt Romney’s campaign announced the presumptive Republican nominee’s opposition to extending a tax credit for wind energy producers, there...

Paul Blumenthal

Super PACs Eliminate Big Obama Advantage

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Super PACs and conservative non-profit groups have helped Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney blunt the massive television adv...

Obama And Romney Campaigns, Super PACS Pull Ads In Wake Of Colorado Shooting

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.20.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama, Mitt Romney and the super PACs affiliated with both candidates announced Friday they are halting their advertising in the wak...

Rove-Linked Group Comes To Mitt's Defense

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 07.19.2012 | Politics

American Crossroads, the pro-GOP super PAC co-founded by Karl Rove, is coming to Mitt Romney's defense to the tune of $9.3 million. The group is ma...

Janell Ross

Billionaire Former Univision Owner's 'Deplorable' Donations Back Anti-Immigrant Candidates

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 07.19.2012 | Latino Voices

Jerry Perenchio, who built a personal fortune as co-owner of the Univision Spanish-language TV network, donated at least $2.5 million to super PACs ba...

Make 'Em Pay

Jim Worth | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics
Jim Worth

A message must also be sent to Rove, the Kochs, Romney and the Supreme Court that we are not for sale. This should start by telling Congress that the DISCLOSE Act is a necessary first step to preserving our democracy and the integrity of our elections.

Paul Blumenthal

Dem Super PACs Gain In Crucial Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Four Democratic super PACs announced in a joint statement on Friday that they had raised a combined $25 million in the second quarter of...

How Rove Secretly Courted A Casino Mogul

Politico | Posted 07.13.2012 | Politics

In the new Wild West of giving and getting campaign money, the marriage of casino mogul Steve Wynn and political guru Karl Rove was an exceptionally p...

Rove Group Makes Another Big Move

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A pro-Republican group says it's spending $8 million on new TV ads attacking President Barack Obama for sustained unemployment and calli...

Misleading Data on Outside Spending

Jonathan Backer | Posted 09.10.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Backer

there are no winners or losers in the outside spending race to the bottom. Everyone loses when our democracy is damaged by the outsized role of unlimited, undisclosed spending, no matter the ideology of the spender.

New Mexico Senate Candidate To Skip Republican National Convention

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.27.2012 | Politics

New Mexico Senate candidate Heather Wilson is joining the list of Republicans who will skip the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., this su...

Crossroads GPS Tells Heitkamp To Support Obamacare Repeal

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.27.2012 | Politics

Karl Rove's nonprofit group, Crossroads GPS, issued a new TV ad in North Dakota on Wednesday, calling on U.S. Senate candidate Heidi Heitkamp (D) to s...

Sam Stein

Obama Campaign Demands Retraction From Karl Rove

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 06.22.2012 | Politics

The Obama campaign's top lawyer fired off a letter to Karl Rove Thursday, demanding a retraction of a "mystifying" comment Rove made and raising quest...

Zach Carter

University Coup Led By Political Donors Lacking Academic Experience

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.21.2012 | College

WASHINGTON -- The leadership coup at the University of Virginia was conducted by a governing board with profound financial means and limited professio...

Rove-Created Groups Make Big Move

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics

American Crossroads, the Karl Rove-founded super-PAC, and its 501(c)(4) affiliate, Crossroads GPS, announced a $4.6 million ad buy Wednesday hitting s...

GOP Groups Planning Record Campaign

Politico | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics

Republican super PACs and other outside groups shaped by a loose network of prominent conservatives -- including Karl Rove, the Koch brothers and Tom ...

Jon Ward

Mitt Romney's 'Nice Guy' Strategy

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney has charged that President Barack Obama's campaign is engaging in "character assassination" by running ads that paint him as...

The $25 Million Creep-Out

Richard Walden | Posted 07.22.2012 | Impact
Richard Walden

Operation USA, one of the world's most agile and innovative relief agencies, on average, runs on about $1.5M (cash) per year. That sum allows us to de...