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With a Paint Brush and a Prayer

Beth Broderick | Posted 08.13.2012 | Politics
Beth Broderick

If you are a Democrat, reading this and thinking that all is lost, pick up a paintbrush or a broom, pick up a phone and place a call. We are not armed with unlimited cash, but we are loaded with spirit.

For $40,000, Obama, Romney Have Deals For You

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO — If you have $40,000 to spend, President Barack Obama's campaign has a deal for you. Write a big check, and you'll get you a pic...

Nancy Pelosi: 'Just Win, Baby'

ABC/Yahoo! News | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., became the most powerful woman in American history when she was sworn in as Speaker of the House in 2007. She lost that p...

Good News For Bob Kerrey In Nebraska Senate Campaign

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 04.13.2012 | Politics

Former Sen. Bob Kerrey's (D-Neb.) campaign announced Friday that he raised more than $900,000 since entering the race on Feb. 29. to fill the seat of ...

Welcome to the Future: The "People's" Super PAC+ Looks Ahead

Beth Broderick | Posted 06.03.2012 | Politics
Beth Broderick

We must look at new ways to build coalitions that can promote big D democratic values. We need to get past our myopic obsession with "likely voters" and start reaching out to the constituencies that vote occasionally or are registered, but do not participate.

Rand Paul: GOP Establishment Like 'Sharks Smelling Blood' Who 'Can't Wait' To Kill

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.31.2012 | Politics

Rand Paul compared the "old guard" Republican establishment to "sharks smelling blood in the water" who "can’t wait to close in for the kill." Pa...

Senate Democrats Roll Out A Campaign Donation App

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Apparently there's an app for getting money into politics, as well. Senate Democrats have turned to a new Intuit program called GoPay...

WATCH: GOP Freshmen Caught At Fundraiser

Posted 03.16.2012 | Politics

CBS News conducted an undercover camera investigation at a recent GOP fundraiser for freshmen congressmen at the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Fla., o...

Voters Want Super PACs Outlawed, Poll Finds

Benjamin Hart | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics

A new Washington Post/ABC News poll found that super PACs, the political organizations that allow donors to contribute unlimited amounts of money in s...

NBA Players Giving Heavily To Obama

The Huffington Post | Leigh Owens | Posted 02.29.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama is receiving large political contributions from a formerly underdeveloped source of campaign funds: The National Basketball Ass...

The GOP's Big Investors

Robert Reich | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

Whoever emerges as the GOP standard-bearer will be deeply indebted to a handful of people, each of whom will expect a good return on their investment. And this is just the beginning. We haven't even come to the general election.

Paul Blumenthal

Presidential Campaigns' January Fundraising And Spending Numbers Visualized | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.22.2012 | Politics

Reports about January's fundraising numbers, released on February 20, have focused on two narratives: Mitt Romney's limited fundraising and high burn ...

New Reports Offer Behind-The-Scenes Look At Wealthy Supporters

AP | JACK GILLUM | Posted 04.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A pair of "super" political action committees supporting top Republican presidential candidates spent nearly $24 million in January...

Perry Considering New Super PAC

Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is looking into using leftover cash from his failed Republican presidential campaign to create a PAC or super PAC. In a Monda...

Defiant GOP Candidate Could Face Problems Ahead

AP | RICHARD LARDNER | Posted 04.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Despite criticism of Fannie Mae by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, his campaign accepted nearly $280,000 in donation...

Boehner: Obama Super PAC Decision 'Just Another Broken Promise'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics

Hours after President Barack Obama's campaign decided to soften its stance toward super PACs, House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) slammed the ...

Trymaine Lee

Obama Returns To Harlem, This Time With A Smaller Price Tag | Trymaine Lee | Posted 01.19.2012 | Black Voices

President Barack Obama tonight will go where no sitting president has ever gone before: the landmark Apollo Theater in Harlem. Obama will join the ...

Michael McAuliff

Elizabeth Warren Catches Fire | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's looking like former consumer advocate and Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren has the golden touch when it comes to fun...

Good News For Scott Brown

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

Sen. Scott Brown's (R-Mass.) campaign raised an impressive $3.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2011, bringing his total cash on hand to $12.8 millio...

Jason Linkins

After Iowa, Santorum's Challenge Is Ramping Up His Shoestring Operation | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics

The close second-place Iowa finish has given Rick Santorum's candidacy new life, but he is now playing catch-up with the new top tier. And he has a lot of catching up to do.

WATCH: Super PAC Makes 'Baggage' Claims Against GOP Candidate

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

"Know what makes Barack Obama happy? Newt Gingrich's baggage." That's the claim put forth in a Tuesday ad released by Restore Our Future. The super...

Occupy Marches On Obama Fundraiser

Posted 12.01.2011 | New York

Occupy Wall Street may no longer have a home in Zuccotti Park -- but that doesn't mean they're done protesting around New York. A few hundred demon...

John Celock

Jan Brewer Seeks To Influence 2012 Elections | John Celock | Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) has created a federal political action committee seeking to support Republican congressional candidates in the 2012 electi...

Millionaires Far More Likely To Contact Congress, Study Says

The Huffington Post | Jordan Howard | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

People with a median wealth of at least $7.5 million are far more likely to have contacted their member of Congress than the average person, a new stu...

Barney Frank: I Thought About Texting, Sexting, Lip-Synching 'Danke Schoen'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics

Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) wrote in a thank you letter to his campaign contributors that he was thinking of new ways to thank them, including "textin...