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Tell Congress to Reject Deal Allowing Rich to Buy More Elections

Erik Ose | Posted 02.10.2015 | Politics
Erik Ose

Not content with the loosened campaign finance rules made possible by Citizens United, the GOP is attempting to pass a stealth provision that would open the big money floodgates even further.

Paul Blumenthal

Democrats Seek To Strip Big Hug For Rich Donors From Omnibus

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic lawmakers expressed outrage at a provision slipped into the omnibus government funding bill that would expand the amount weal...

Paul Blumenthal

Omnibus Bill Allows Wealthy Donors To Give Even More to Political Parties

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional budget negotiators from both parties have included a provision in the bill to continue funding the government into next ye...

5 Reasons Liberals Tired of War Should Vote for Rand Paul Over Hillary Clinton.

H. A. Goodman | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

Red, blue, liberal, and conservatives should mean nothing when 3,000 American soldiers were just sent back to a war that we lost.

Pay-to-Play Restrictions on Government Contracting Under Assault

Craig Holman | Posted 01.13.2015 | Politics
Craig Holman

Pay-to-play restrictions constitute desperately-needed government contracting reform -- designed to preserve the integrity of the government contracting process and save taxpayer dollars -- not campaign finance reform. Even the Roberts Court may well see this.

Paul Blumenthal

Sandra Fluke's Election Bid Opposed By One Big-Spending Businessman

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Bill Bloomfield, the Republican-turned-independent real estate titan, nearly toppled Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) in 2012 after putting ...

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...

Why Citizens United Kept Me From Contributing to Candidates in Campaign 2014

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 12.28.2014 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

The Supreme Court didn't directly tell me I'm not allowed to contribute to political candidates. Instead, they've just made it fairly meaningless for me to bother.

GOP Uses The 'War On Women' Meme To Hit Charlie Crist Over Strip Club Cash

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics

Republicans are using a Democratic motif to accuse former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist of perpetuating a "war on women" by accepting campaign donations ...

Paul Blumenthal

Mary Landrieu's Fossil Fuel Stance Both A Blessing And A Curse

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For Louisiana, the fossil fuel industry is both a blessing and a curse. More than 300,000 people in the state are employed in the oi...

Massachusetts Does Not Need More Money in Politics: Why State Legislators Should Not Increase Campaign Contribution Limits

John Bonifaz | Posted 09.28.2014 | Politics
John Bonifaz

If Massachusetts legislators want to double the contribution limits in state politics, they should, in the light of day, create a stand-alone bill to do that and try to pass it. But, they should not bury it in a disclosure bill and call it reform.

Paul Blumenthal

Billionaire's Campaign Contribution Among Biggest In Recent History

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With a $2.5 million contribution to Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner, Chicago-based hedge fund executive Ken Gri...

Paul Blumenthal

Senators Trade Barbs Over Billionaires, Banned Books In Campaign Finance Hearing

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats and Republicans' opposing views on money in politics came into sharp focus Tuesday during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing...

Paul Blumenthal

Supreme Court Bound? The Next Big Campaign Finance Case Set To Pick Up GOP Support

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just one month after the Supreme Court struck down aggregate campaign contribution limits, Republican Party officials are set to join wh...

Please Tax Us: Airbnb Offers City $21 Million

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 06.25.2014 | New York
Blake Fleetwood

Discouraging new forms of entrepreneurism that threaten established businesses, is a classic form of government interference that affects many different industries in the urban marketplace.

Paul Blumenthal

After Record $5 Billion Pollution Settlement, Oil Company Still Has Friends On Capitol Hill

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A joint fundraising committee controlled by Republican Senate leaders Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) received contrib...

Paul Blumenthal

Super PACs Raise Money From Family And Friends Of The Candidates They Support

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As super PACs supporting a single politician proliferate across the country ahead of the 2014 elections, some are reaching out for contr...

Paul Blumenthal

Senate Majority PAC Raises Large Sum To Fight Back Against Kochs

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority PAC, the super PAC trying to hold the Senate Democratic majority in the 2014 elections, posted a huge fundraising quarte...

Kate Sheppard

Green Groups Join Forces To Direct Dollars To Pro-Environment Candidates

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The League of Conservation Voters and the Natural Resources Defense Council Action Fund announced Monday that they are joining forces on...

Paul Blumenthal

Republicans Launch First 'Super Committee' To Rake In Post-McCutcheon Money

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican Party has launched a "super committee" to accept the super-sized donations from wealthy donors that are now possible beca...

Paul Blumenthal

RNC Chairman: Bring Back The Gilded Age

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus is now looking to overturn all campaign finance limits and maybe get rid of disclo...

Ryan Grim

Now He Tells Us: McCutcheon Attorney Admits Money Is Not Speech

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

Dan Backer, the lead lawyer behind a landmark case that further opened the campaign finance floodgates, conceded in an interview with HuffPost Live th...

Supreme Court Rules to Bring Back Segregation in Favor of Corporations

Chris Michael | Posted 06.03.2014 | Comedy
Chris Michael

WASHINGTON -- On April Fool's day, the Supreme Court showed the country its complete lack of irony with a 5-4 decision to bring back the segregation laws of the pre-1950s.

Paul Blumenthal

The Roberts Court Tees Up The End Of Campaign Finance Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission on Wednesday has potentially big implications for the future...

In McCutcheon, Supreme Court Chose Law over Public Opinion

Andrew Woodman | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics
Andrew Woodman

Political speech is the most important speech and certainly the speech we are most concerned the government will try to shutdown. Without the free exercise of political speech, we lose our basic right to a redress of grievances.