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The Weakness of Liz Cheney

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

In the end, Liz Cheney and Keep America Safe are just a re-run of what was already tried and failed in 2008. Namely, using the veil of fear to mask an un-informed, false, and weak position.

Freedom's Watch Shutting Down At Month's End

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Washington Times reports that Freedom's Watch, which positioned itself as a right-wing MoveOn.org, hasn't lasted nearly as long: The conservativ...

Unearthed: The News Without the Chaff

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Brendan DeMelle

Bush eases mining pollution regulations, greenhouse gases reach record levels, 2008 hurricane season sets records, Big Three spent $50 million lobbying Congress this year, and more.

Jason Linkins

Freedom's Watch, Remembered: Their Greatest Hits

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ahh, Freedom's Watch. Not long ago, they were supposed to be the New New Shiny Thing in conservative advocacy groups. Funded by Sheldon Adelson, fro...

GOP Attack Group Freedom's Watch Falling Apart

Las Vegas Review Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Freedom's Watch, the conservative group backed by Las Vegas Sands Corp. Chairman Sheldon Adelson, is pretty much kaput, sources with knowledge of the ...

Right-Wing Attack Group Funder's Company Going Bankrupt

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The casino company of billionaire Sheldon Adelson, financial backer of right-wing attack groups, may be going bankrupt: Las Vegas Sands Corp., billio...

Rove: GOP Attack Groups Need Your Help

Washington Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Political strategist Karl Rove, freed of his White House role, is encouraging major Republican donors to give their money to organizations that operat...

Thomas B. Edsall

Shy Sheldon: Secrecy Surrounds Billionaire's Contributions To Pro-Republican Group

HuffingtonPost.com | Thomas B. Edsall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the best kept secrets of the current election cycle is the amount of money casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson has invested in a pro-Republican ...

Carol Shea-Porter Under Attack By Republican Front Organization, Freedom's Watch

Howie Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howie Klein

Carol's voting record is in the interests of her constituents. Period. She doesn't have millions of dollars in corporate money hanging over her head as an incentive -- or a threat -- to vote for special deals for corporations.

Is Big Oil Shill Heather Wilson Jumping Back Into The NM-01 Race? Maybe Freedom's Watch Knows

Howie Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howie Klein

The malicious and wildly distorted attack on Martin Heinrich comes as the GOP tries easing his hapless opponent Darren White, out of the race to make way for Heather Wilson, a notorious Big Oil shill.

Freedom's Watch Six-Figure Ad Buy Targets Dems Across Country

Politicker NV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Freedom's Watch, the conservative advocacy organization heavily funded by Las Vegas billionaire Sheldon Adelson, is hitting the airwaves with a televi...

Exposing Karl Rove's Swift Boat Operation

Rep. Chris Van Hollen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Chris Van Hollen

If you ever wondered what the Bush political team is up to this campaign season, you need look no farther than the right-wing front group, Freedom's Watch.

Sam Stein

Freedom's Watch Opponents Get Organized

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is set to launch a website Thursday that will serve as a preemptive attack outlet against the right-wi...

Thomas B. Edsall

Sheldon Adelson: GOP's Answer To George Soros?

HuffingtonPost.com | Thomas B. Edsall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sheldon Adelson, the 74-year-old casino billionaire who has become the third richest man in America and who has strong ties to the hard-line Likud Par...

Blue America PAC Takes On Freedom's Watch Billionaires

Howie Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howie Klein

We went into overdrive and put together an incredible team to write, produce and deliver calls to every person Freedom's Watch has attacked with robo calls in nearly 20 Democractic districts.

Conservative Group Running Robocalls Against Vulnerable Dems

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Freedom's Watch, the conservative advocacy group that has vowed to spend millions against Democratic congressional candidates this fall, will be runni...

Obama's Opt-Out of Public Financing Will Increase the Odds of True Public Financing for All Federal Races

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Our goal shouldn't be to keep money out of politics -- but rather to keep big money out of politics.

Report: Rove Being Paid Six Figures By Freedom's Watch

Mother Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a new National Journal article (not available online), writer Peter Stone dives deep into the conservative establishment and gets campaign staffers...

Jason Linkins

Campaign AdWatch: Freedom's Watch Follies

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Here at Campaign AdWatch, we see an awful lot of politically themed ads. And most of them are just awful, which stands to reason, since the people wh...

Freedom's Watch Ad Illegally Written By GOP, Democrats Say

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Washington Post reports that Democrats are accusing the Republican party of covertly and illegally being behind a new ad by the conservative group...

Freedom's Watch Beset By Internal Problems

NY Times | Michael Luo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The conservative group Freedom's Watch, headlined by two former senior White House officials, had been expected to be a deep-pocketed juggernaut in th...

Michael Roston

Freedom's Watch Watch: New Veterans Day Ads Target Dems On Iraq

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Roston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The morning after the country observed Veterans Day, newspaper readers in seven cities woke up to full page ads blasting their local Democratic repres...

Michael Roston

Freedom's Watch Watch: Vulnerable Democrats Shrug Off New Iraq Ads

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Roston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If House Democrats are worried about Freedom's Watch calling them out in newspaper ads in their local districts, they aren't showing it. "In an age o...

New Deep-Pocketed Conservative Group Has Sights Set On Iran

The New York Times | DON VAN NATTA Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Freedom's Watch, a deep-pocketed conservative group led by two former senior White House officials, made an audacious debut in late August when it beg...

Lawsuit Filed Against Group Promoting Iraq War

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Larry Klayman, the conservative activist who was a thorn in then-President Clinton's side as the litigious head of the conservative watchdog group Jud...