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The Super-Rich Behind America's Super PACs

Reuters | Posted 11.20.2012 | Business

Sept 20 (Reuters) - Individual donors to U.S. presidential candidates can contribute up to $2,500 for the state-by-state party nominating contests a...

Lawrence Lessig Talks Political Donations On HuffPost Live

HuffPost Live | Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

Not all political donations can be traced. Lawrence Lessig joined Alicia Menendez on HuffPost Live as part of HuffPost's Shadow Conventions 2012 cover...

Tax-Exempt Charities Get Bad Rap When 'Social Welfare' Groups Donate To Campaigns

Mark Rosenman | Posted 11.06.2012 | Impact
Mark Rosenman

To help protect themselves, while also encouraging a more democratic society, charities of all missions and purposes need to work together to moderate the influence of money in politics.

What A Political Donation Can Buy You

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 09.06.2012 | Money

Got $100,000 to spare? It could buy you a sleepover at the White House. As the presidential election heats up, so too does the competition for pol...

Wall St. Is Spending More Than Ever On 2012 Election

Posted 09.06.2012 | Business

Wall Street is paying big time to influence this election. The financial industry is on track to break its 2008 campaign spending record of $170 m...

Billionaire Dispatches from the Convention, Day 1

Clifford J. Tasner | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Clifford J. Tasner

Felonius Ax of the Billionaires here, reporting from Tampa: So they're postponing the opening of the Republican Convention due to extreme weather. All of us big bundlers are hunkering down at the Weston Tampa Harbor Island Hotel.

INFOGRAPHIC: Obama And Romney's Campaign Donations Visualized

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.26.2012 | Business

It's an uncomfortable truth, but one you've got to face: In presidential elections, the candidate with the most cash usually wins. Now thanks to ec...

Jason Cherkis

Paul Ryan Had Ties To Tom DeLay And Jack Abramoff | Jason Cherkis | Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has served more than a decade in Congress, President Barack Obama and his allies will surely be scouring his ...

Sam Stein

Obama Makes First Donation To His Campaign | Sam Stein | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a fundraising email released on Tuesday, President Barack Obama announced that he has made his first donation to his own campaign. Th...

Candidate Fundraising: Is This All Messed Up, or Am I Wrong?

Greta Van Susteren | Posted 08.13.2012 | Politics
Greta Van Susteren

With all that is going on in the world, would it not be great if the candidates stopped the 'speed dating' fundraising and really talked to America and listened to America -- not with and to just the ones with their wallets open?

Karl Rove's Grand Slam

Brent Budowsky | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

The president and Democrats seem befuddled by how to react to the Citizens United decision, while Karl Rove understands with crystal clarity.

The 28th Amendment To The U.S. Constitution: The Omnibus Anti-Corruption Amendment

Phil Wolfson, MD | Posted 07.14.2012 | Home
Phil Wolfson, MD

The Republic based on the people's interests having sway through an unpolluted representative democracy is gone. Money and government are nearly one. The interests of the earth and our people -- the 99% -- are virtually unrepresented.

Age-Old Rivalries Take Sides As Obama-Romney Contest Ramps Up

Bloomberg | Posted 05.03.2012 | Politics

It’s New York versus Boston, players against owners and older athletes facing younger ones, all taking sides in the presidential contest between Mit...

UN Implicates Obama Donor in Congo Gold Smuggling Scheme

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 09.18.2014 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

The United Nations' accusations against Kase Lawal and CAMAC deserve a complete investigation. Congressional hearings might be a good place to begin.

Dave Jamieson

Big GOP Donors Get Carveout Stiffing Workers | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are trying to pass a transportation bill that would strip certain workers of their minimum-wage and overtime protectio...

Shuttle Company Charged With Making Illegal Contributions To Mayor Lee's Campaign

Aaron Sankin | Posted 02.14.2012 | San Francisco

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon announced on Tuesday his intention to file charges against airport shuttle service GO Lorrie for alleged...

Obama To Alleged Ponzi Schemer: You're Not Getting This Money Back

Reuters | Posted 04.15.2012 | Business

(Adds dropped letter in paragraph 10) * Stanford receiver seeks return of campaign donations * Obama campaign donated St...

Donations From Casino Owner Could Embarrass GOP Candidates

Reuters | Peter Henderson and James Pomfret | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO/MACAU, China, Feb 8 (Reuters) - It's never good for the candidate when a big donor runs afoul of the law - as President Barack Obama le...

Obama To Return Donations Tied To Fugitive

AP | By KEN THOMAS | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's campaign is returning about $200,000 in contributions collected by family members of a Mexican casino owner who...

Sam Stein

Candidates Seek Gold Mine In Mobile Donations | Sam Stein | Posted 12.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The thirst for money is an endemic feature of modern presidential campaigns, and one that is only worsening. In 1988, those who ran for ...

Obama Raising Far More Financial-Sector Cash Than GOP Hopefuls

The Washington Post | Dan Eggen and T.W. Farnam | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

Despite frosty relations with the titans of Wall Street, President Obama has still managed to raise far more money this year from the financial and ba...

Giffords To Get Permission To Use Donations For Security

AP | Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Election Commission is expected to rule Thursday that Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' campaign can use donations to make $2,200 wor...

Christina Wilkie

Lights, Camera, Donate: Hollywood Stars Among Obama's Early Donors | Christina Wilkie | Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a sequel to President Obama's celebrity-laden 2008 campaign, many of Hollywood's biggest stars are on his donor rolls again in 2012, ...

Sam Stein

GOP Presidential Field More Secretive Than Bush On Top Donors | Sam Stein | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics

With Reporting By Paul Blumenthal WASHINGTON -- The second quarter for presidential fundraising has come and gone and one thing remains conspicuou...

Did John Edwards Break the Law?

Ari Melber | Posted 08.05.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

According to the federal prosecutors who indicted John Edwards on Friday, however, the former senator should have been sending his mistress's hotel bills to the FEC. That is the most peculiar idea in a very peculiar indictment.