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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...

Key Industry Throwing Its Money Behind Obama

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama has raised more money from the health care industry than Republican candidates, according to an analysis conducted by the Cente...

Michael McAuliff

Backers Donate $20.12 To Hillary In Hopes That She'll Challenge Obama | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Some of Hillary Clinton's most ardent supporters just are not willing to let go -- and they've mounted a push to get her into next year'...

GOP Candidate: 'There Are Just Some Things That I Will Not Do'

AP | STEVE PEOPLES and PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 12.15.2011 | Politics

GREENLAND, N.H. — Jon Huntsman is defiant, even as his presidential campaign limps along. "I don't care whether you're Republican, whether you'...

Michael McAuliff

D'oh! Homer Simpson Donates To Buddy Roemer | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Homer Simpson may have tried to vote for Barack Obama in 2008, but he's apparently switched his allegiance to former Louisiana Gov. Budd...

Paul Blumenthal

Obama Hauls In Huge Amount Of Cash | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The reelection campaign of President Barack Obama continues to dominate in fundraising as it pulled in $70.1 million from 600,000 donors...

Allen West Raises Big Money After Debbie Wasserman Schultz Comments

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) announced Wednesday that he had raised $1.9 million in the third quarter of 2011 -- a formidable amount for a congressional c...

2012 Republican Candidate Snaps At Reporter: 'Go Home'

Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich told a reporter to "go home" when asked about his fundraising numbers Thursday in Des Moines, as his d...

Rick Perry Heading To Obama's Hometown

Posted 11.27.2011 | Chicago

Although he declined an invitation to speak at the Chicago Tea Party's "TeaCon 2011" this weekend, Rick Perry's campaign has sent out invitations for ...

California Democrats Facing Huge Challenges After Scandal

AP | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics

By GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press SANTA ANA, Calif. -- Democratic politicians in California are facing huge challenges as they work to rebuild d...

Dianne Feinstein On Kinde Durkee Scandal: 'I Was Wiped Out Too'

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said her campaign funds were "wiped out" by Kinde Durkee, a longtime Democratic campaign treasurer who was arrested b...

Democratic Congresswoman: Fraudster Staffer Stole My Campaign Funds

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics

Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Calif.) discovered her campaign funds were wiped out after her treasurer, Kinde Durkee, was arrested on suspicion of mail frau...

Rick Perry's Mad Dash For Cash

AP | By WILL WEISSERT | Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry's on a mad dash for cash. He's reaching beyond his traditional in-state base as he tries to build a national fu...

Dan Froomkin

American Bar Association Takes Aim At Lobbying Law Loopholes | Dan Froomkin | Posted 10.10.2011 | Politics

Under current law, lobbyists seeking consideration for their clients can sweeten the pot by throwing massive fundraisers for the members of Congress t...

RNC: Obama Should Be Investigated For 'Criminal Behavior'

AP | Posted 09.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The head of the Republican National Committee is asking for a Justice Department investigation of President Barack Obama over a fundrais...

Obama Urges Campaign Donors To Regain 2008 Energy

AP | By BETH FOUHY and KEN THOMAS | Posted 08.31.2011 | Politics

PHILADEPHIA -- Even as President Barack Obama's re-election effort is powering toward an impressive early fundraising haul, campaign officials are try...

Goodbye To Federal Funding For 2012 Candidates

AP | BETH FOUHY | Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — A cornerstone of U.S. politics since the 1970s, public funding of presidential campaigns may soon go the way of other relics of the e...


Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Fritz Hollings

The majority of one's time in the Congress is spent on the needs of the campaign rather than the needs of the country. This explains the partisanship.

Campaign Donors Called Upon For Expert Testimony

The Washington Post | T.W. Farnam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The contributors' presence at the hearing -- first reported by the Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call -- does not violate congressional rules, but watch...

On the Significance of the Roemer Announcement

Lawrence Lessig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lawrence Lessig

Buddy Roemer has announced that he is launching an exploratory committee to consider a run for the presidency. He has also announced a campaign different from the campaign of every other candidate. A president, Roemer says, "must be free to lead": free of commitments to anything save the principles he commits to. So Roemer's campaign will take no PAC money. It will take no more than $100 in contributions from any individual. And everyone who contributes anything regardless of how small will be disclosed. This should be emulated across the board.

Lawmakers Seek Cash During Key Votes

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Numerous times this year, members of Congress have held fundraisers and collected big checks while they are taking critical steps to write new laws, d...

The Four Billion Dollars in Job Creation that Could Be Discouraging Voters: Electing Politicians

Rev. Romal J. Tune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rev. Romal J. Tune

For the past couple of weeks leading into the mid-term elections we have seen reports in the media on how much campaigns are spending to elect our nat...

Companies That Received Bailout Money Giving Generously To Candidates

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) was a fierce critic of the federal bailout of General Motors and Chrysler last year, saying he "cannot as...

Shadow Campaigning: What Do They Expect in Return?

Dan Pfeiffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Pfeiffer

The American people no longer have the right to know who is financing ads that are overwhelmingly spreading exaggerations and falsehoods in an attempt to influence an election. This is a problem.

Baucus Urges Probe Of Advocacy Groups

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Senate's chief tax writer has called for a federal investigation into advocacy groups that have become increasingly popular vehicles for outside d...