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Senator McConnell's Misguided and Meritless Attack on Campaign Finance Disclosure

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 08.18.2012 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

Senator McConnell's claim that secrecy in campaign finance activities is needed in order to protect against harassment is a bogus argument that has been repeatedly rejected by the Supreme Court, except in limited circumstances.

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...

Dan Froomkin

A Comeback For Nixon-Style Campaign Slush Funds | Dan Froomkin | Posted 06.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Secret campaign money is making its big comeback in 2012, playing an important role in a presidential election for the first time since ...

The New Jobs Report and Republican Economic Sabotage

Bob Cesca | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics
Bob Cesca

No, the economy isn't crashing and burning, even though the Republicans seem to really, really want it to. However, we can only imagine what the recovery might have looked like if half of the country was more tethered to reality.

The Big-Lie Coup d'Etat

Robert Reich | Posted 08.05.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

How can it be that big corporations and billionaires will be spending unlimited amounts on big lies like this one, without any accountability because no one will know where the money is coming from?

Ad: Obama Grew 'Debt Faster Than Our Economy'

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics

The GOP-aligned group Crossroads GPS has spent $7 million to air a new ad attacking President Barack Obama for "growing our debt faster than our econo...

Jason Linkins

Karl Rove Would Like You To Believe That He Is Against Fearmongering Now | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics

Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS super PAC is out with a new ad today, decrying the Obama campaign for "going negative," which for our purposes basically me...

Jason Linkins

Romney Goes Double Negative | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics

So far this year, the media has spent more time fretting about Barack Obama's negativity than it has on any of the arguments that were being mounted. Was Obama going too negative? Was it too soon? Oh no what is happening, in politics? And so the Obama campaign was broadly deemed to have "stumbled out of the gates." All of this presented Mitt Romney with a unique opportunity to come into June as the high-minded, positive candidate. Out of the gutter, above the fray, just talkin' economy with the folks, Obama is a nice guy who is in over his head. So we're at a loss to explain why Romney picked this week to cede this advantage, or at the very least risk, it by crawling down into the gutter himself. He closes out the month with a series of stunts that come across as either base or weird or vindictive, and none were absolutely necessary.

The Truth About the President and the Deficit, Continued...

Bob Cesca | Posted 07.30.2012 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Whatever your Republican friends might say about the evils of government spending, one thing is always -- always! -- true. High government spending creates jobs.

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 ...

Key Rule Could Delay Crucial Disclosure

ProPublica | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics

by Justin Elliott ProPublica, May 29, 2012, 10:32 a.m.After years of consideration, the Federal Communications Commission finally voted last month t...

Karl Rove-Backed Group's Latest Effort Unlikely, Harsh

Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics

The Following post first appeared on A new TV ad from Crossroads GPS features an actress playing a downcast mother of two jobless ad...

Jason Linkins

Has Karl Rove Gone 'Subtle'? | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.22.2012 | Politics

Karl Rove has millions of dollars to indulge his political id. So while we may be in a weird period of focus-group recommended restraint these days, don't expect the restraint to continue. There are reasons for this. It's an article of faith among a large portion of the GOP base that Sen. John McCain lost in 2008 because he wasn't willing to throw heat at Barack Obama and turn the month of October into an all-Jeremiah-Wright-all-the-time sick-a-doo fiesta. Last week's revelation of a proposed ad campaign to do just that served as a reminder that there are plenty of people with money to burn who've a yen to fight the 2012 battle from the gutter. And if Republicans are reminded too much of McCain's perceived failures as they watch Romney prosecute the Obama administration in a too-gentle fashion, they could end up discouraged.

Rove Group's Ad Targets Key Obama Group

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics

Crossroads GPS, a conservative nonprofit group founded by Karl Rove, announced a $9.7 million ad buy attacking President Barack Obama over student loa...

Rove Group Soft-Pedals Harsh Attack At Obama

The New York Times | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The ad is the work of two of the most fearsome players in Republican politics: Larry McCarthy, the producer behind the infamous Willie H...

Karl Rove-Backed Group Unveils Attack Ad

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.18.2012 | Politics

A new political ad is on the air in Nebraska attacking the state's former Democratic Sen. Bob Kerrey, who is running for his old seat again this year....

Mike Sacks

Citizens United II: Sens. McCain And Whitehouse Slam Supreme Court Decision, Super PACs | Mike Sacks | Posted 05.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In an all-out broadside against the current state of campaign finance, Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) submi...

Rove-Backed Group Launches Bogus Attack Against Obama

Posted 05.17.2012 | Politics

The Following post first appeared on The latest multimillion-dollar attack ad from Crossroads GPS claims President Obama broke a pr...

Obama Campaign Calls 'B.S.' On Karl Rove

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.17.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama's campaign on Thursday took aim at a recent attack ad released by Karl Rove-backed group Crossroads GPS, calling its claims "B....

Dan Froomkin

Who Are You Going To Believe: Karl Rove Or Your Lying Eyes? | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies, the political ad-buying organization cofounded by Republican strategist Karl Rove in 2010, has ...

Campaign 2012: Show Me the Money

Bob Burnett | Posted 07.04.2012 | Politics
Bob Burnett

One of the most famous quotes of the Vietnam War came after the battle of Ben Tre when a US military officer said, "It became necessary to destroy the town to save it." That's the situation Obama is in. In 2012 it may be necessary to destroy the political process in order to save it.

Paul Blumenthal

Anti-Obama Group Wants To Hide Donors | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The recent district court ruling in the case Van Hollen v. Federal Election Commission that requires groups spending money on certain el...

Paul Blumenthal

One Step Closer To Disclosure For Kochs, Rove, Chamber | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A court ruling requiring non-disclosing political groups -- including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Koch brothers' Americans for ...

Romney Attacks Obama For 'Slow-Jamming The News'

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 04.27.2012 | Politics

Super PACs and presidential campaigns are legally prohibited from coordinating with one another. But it's not hard to echo and amplify one another's m...

WATCH: Karl Rove-Linked Super PAC Slams Obama As 'Celebrity President'

The Huffington Post | Adam Goldberg | Posted 04.26.2012 | Politics

The Karl Rove-linked, pro-GOP super PAC American Crossroads is out with a new ad attacking President Barack Obama as a "celebrity president." The 4...