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Sam Stein

Mitt Romney Turns Against The Hand That Funds Him | Sam Stein | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When a political action committee supportive of Mitt Romney announced in early July that it had raised $12 million during the first half...

Sam Stein

Mitt Romney Campaign Being Boosted By Type Of Fundraising He Wanted Outlawed | Sam Stein | Posted 12.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Struggling to hang on in the polls, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's presidential campaign has been saved, in part, by a friendly...

Sam Stein

White House Opposes GOP Attack On Public Financing, But Obama Makes Flawed Advocate | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Tuesday released a policy statement formally opposing a House Republican bill to end the public-financing sy...

Senator McCain's $1,300 Lapel Pin

Gerald McEntee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gerald McEntee

Perhaps the next time he starts whining about Obama and public financing, some brave reporter will ask John McCain the $1,300 question: "When, Senator, will you stop breaking the law?"

Obama Goes On Pricey Fundraiser Spree

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the wake of Senator Barack Obama's decision last month to bypass public financing for the general election, his campaign is embarking on a spree of...

Presidential Campaigning on the Down-Low?

Brian Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Palmer

Even if one disagrees with his call on public financing, Obama did a principled thing: he made a tough choice, and then he defended it publicly. That's democracy in action.

Jason Linkins

Broder Leads Off Column On Gerrymandering WIth Pointless, Distorted Shot At Obama | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

David Broder is up in arms about gerrymandering, and has written all about it in the op-ed pages of the Washington Post today. As far as his take on ...

McCain's Public Financing Flip-Flops

Daniel Burrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Burrell

As a candidate, he has been all over the map on the issue of public financing during the primaries. McCain's recent attack on Barack Obama is political hypocrisy at its worst.

Obama's Cash Conundrum

Tim Dickinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tim Dickinson

Had Obama accepted public financing, the same people who are now squawking about "tactics over truth" would have instead been pillorying the candidate for blithely throwing his biggest gun in the river.

Obama's Non-Promise Not Broken

John K. Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John K. Wilson

It was McCain who never tried to meet Obama on campaign finance. As the story has unfolded, the press consistently fails to mention that McCain, not Obama, violated the campaign finance laws.

Jason Linkins

McCain Surrogate Hits Obama On Public Financing, Sidesteps On McCain Loan | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On CNN's American Morning today, McCain surrogate Nancy Pfotenhauer continued last week's attacks on Senator Barack Obama's decision to opt out of pub...

Obama Brand: Truth or Consequences

Matthew Dowd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Dowd

Obama's brand involves a new kind of politics, something that doesn't involve political expediency -- which is why it was a blunder to flip flop on public campaign finance for the general election.

Obama's Edge in Jeopardy: RNC Has $50 Million Cash Advantage

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Here are some new fundraising numbers that complicate the notion that Obama will have an enormous fundraising advantage over McCain this fall: The Rep...

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.

Sam Stein

Author Of McCain-Feingold: Obama Smart To Opt Out Of Public Funds | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the principal authors of the most significant campaign finance legislation since Watergate said he was neither "outraged" nor "surprised" with ...

Obama Opting Out of Public Financing

Daniel Nichanian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Nichanian

With this bold move, Obama is going straight past McCain to the source of real GOP election funding, the RNC, which will be spending massively to defeat the Democratic nominee in the fall.

Barack Obama On Public Financing: We've Created A Parallel System

ABC's Political Punch | Jake Tapper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Despite his previous pledge to enter into the public financing system should he be the Democratic presidential nominee,* Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., ha...

Clinton Hits Obama Over General Election Funds

Politico | Mike Allen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Clinton campaign officials said Sunday that heading into the climactic primaries on March 4, they will try to make a major issue of Sen. Barack Obama'...

McCain Will Accept Public Financing If Opponent Does

Financial Times | Edwards Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain's campaign said he would accept public financing in the general election were his Democratic opponent to do so, raising the prospect that ...