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My Open Knees Are None of Your Business

Kimberley A. Johnson | Posted 11.23.2016 | Women
Kimberley A. Johnson

The truth is I've never participated in an orgy, and I have no actual desire to do it -- but judgy conservatives make me want to do it as a way to hold up my middle finger. It's my body and I'll get off any way I see fit.

Be Careful What You Wish For: Citizens United and the GOP

Steven Conn | Posted 07.31.2016 | Politics
Steven Conn

Republicans cheered the Citizens United ruling in 2010. Now they have it to thank for the spectacle of Ted Cruz calling Mitch McConnell a liar on the floor of the Senate and Donald Trump leading in the polls.

Santorum and Pataki Jump In

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.27.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As with all the other candidates who have officially thrown their hats in the ring, today we will take a serious look at Santorum and Pataki, and attempt to predict what their chances for victory could be.

Michelangelo Signorile

Republican Donor Links Gay Marriage To 'Out-Of-Wedlock' Births, Murder | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

In a bizarre comparison, Foster Friess, the multi-millionaire mega funder of Rick Santorum’s 2012 presidential run, said gay marriage is among “a ...

Sam Stein

Rick Santorum Mega Donor Wants Him To Run Again | Sam Stein | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- Foster Friess, the wealthy conservative businessman who became a political fixture after funding former Sen. Rick Santorum’s...

Paul Blumenthal

GOP Mega-Donor Wants 'Very, Very Much' To Give In 2014 | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican mega-donor Foster Friess declared Friday that he was going to contribute money to outside groups to help elect Republican can...

Katy Hall

5 Awful Reasons For Limiting Access To Birth Control | Katy Hall | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics

Emergency contraception should be made available to teenage girls over the counter, a major pediatric group recommended Monday, just a week after the ...

Republican Donors' Billion Dollar Bust

Politico | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

Big outside money fundamentally changed American politics in 2012 – just not the way the Republicans who planned a $1-billion blitz to defeat Presid...

Sheldon Adelson Makes Huge Virginia Investment

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Billionaire Sheldon Adelson is expanding his super PAC giving in October by making a huge contribution to a group working to return form...

Paul Blumenthal

Romney Super PAC Breaks Record | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney will be getting a lot of support from the super PAC run by his former aides in the future. Restore Our Future raised $20.7 m...

Jon Ward

Rick Santorum Struggles To Cheer On That Other Guy | Jon Ward | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics

CHICAGO -- Rick Santorum just can't fake it. The former Pennsylvania senator and defeated Mitt Romney rival has never been very good at hiding wha...

Big GOP Donors Whine About Scrutiny

Politico | Posted 05.31.2012 | Politics

All they wanted was to get involved....

Dear Pasty Republican Billionaires: Haven't You Got Anything Better to Do?

Graham Milne | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics
Graham Milne

These real-life Charles Foster Kanes have conquered the business world, crushed enemies in their wake and accumulated wealth to rival that of the pharaohs. But love remains elusive for them, no matter how many zeroes in their Cayman Islands offshore holding account.

Santorum, Gingrich Super PACs Raised Millions In March

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.20.2012 | Politics

The super PACs supporting Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum, the not-Romney candidates in the Republican presidential race, continued raising money in M...

Key GOP Super PAC Donor: I Hope Obama's 'Teleprompters Are Bulletproof'

Posted 04.12.2012 | Politics

Wealthy GOP super PAC donor Foster Friess, fresh off announcing a conversion from Rick Santorum's corner to Mitt Romney's, drew a little unwanted atte...

Lighten Up, Planned Parenthood, Aspirin Between the Legs is Abstinence, Which Is "Still a Form of Birth Control"

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.11.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Putting aspirin between your legs, if you're a woman, is a form of "abstinence, which is still a form of birth control" KFKA talk-show host Devon Lentz says.

Friess Makes Switch

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

Foster Friess, the main contributor to Rick Santorum's super PAC, said he intends to help Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican nominee. "I’m o...

Rick Santorum Backer Foster Friess Won't Freeze The Funds

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics

Rick Santorum backer Foster Friess said Tuesday he will "absolutely not" close his wallet to the candidate despite Santorum's lagging poll numbers and...

Super PAC Raises $2.9 Million for Santorum

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics

The super PAC backing Rick Santorum's presidential bid -- Red White And Blue Fund -- reported raising $2.9 million in February and spending $3.2 milli...

Two Cheers For Our Politically Corrupt Supreme Court...

Thomas de Zengotita | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics
Thomas de Zengotita

Why do I say that? I don't mean they are actually on the take. Too Third World. But they are fundamentally corrupt insofar as they tweak every decision they make that bears on politics in favor of the Republican party.

Sam Stein

Feel The Burn: 2012 Super PAC Mega-Donors Take Heat Of Political Spotlight | Sam Stein | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Confronting the reality of big-moneyed donors writing million dollar checks on a whim, presidential campaigns and allied groups are reso...

Matt Sledge

Super PAC Sugar Daddies Spread Campaign Contributions Around At State Level, Too | Matt Sledge | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics

Don't cry for the sugar daddies. Rick Santorum may be down and Rick Perry may be out, but the billionaires and millionaires who bet big on them have p...

GOP Won't Disinvite Speaker Who Joked That Women Place Aspirin Between Knees For Birth Control

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.05.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Asked if the flap around Friess had given him second thoughts about inviting Friess to their fundraiser, Larimer County GOP Chair Michael Fassi said, "We're going to move ahead with Foster Friess."

Limbaugh: A National Disgrace

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

The tragedy is that people listen to Limbaugh's program and actually believe he is an intelligent, responsible and caring person. Even more outrageous is the fact that he has Republicans so cowed they are unwilling to speak out against him when he says something maliciously hateful.

The Ayatollah of Pennsylvania

Will Durst | Posted 04.25.2012 | Comedy
Will Durst

Once again, the wacky wheel of destiny takes a mighty spin and the big red pointer lands smack on the name of the next Great White Republican Hope: Rick Santorum. The seventh or eighth candidate to vault into the lead of the GOP sweepstakes primarily because he is not Mitt Romney.