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Obama Super Pacs

Sam Stein

Obama Aides Say He's Not Embracing Super PACs By Appearing At 2 Super PAC Events | Sam Stein | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senior Obama administration officials confirmed on Thursday that President Barack Obama would be appearing at two super PAC events this ...

Obama Helps Keep Politics Awash In Money This Year

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will headline fundraisers for Democratic super PACs supporting the party's House and Senate candidates this year ...

Amanda Terkel

Obama Broke Super PAC Pledge During Campaign | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama quietly attended a fundraising event for the allied super PAC Priorities USA less than a month before the 2012 el...

Sam Stein

The First, And Perhaps Last, Post-Citizens United Democrat | Sam Stein | Posted 11.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There has been post-election glee among Democrats, including the highest reaches of the Obama campaign, over the failure of big-moneyed ...

You Cannot Buy My Vote

Jill Robinson | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Jill Robinson

What has trapped President Obama, and all of us right now, is fear itself. The fear-driven wails for funds (one of every three emails I get) do not buy the votes we require.

Sam Stein

The Obama Campaign Embraces Super PACs, Despite Russ Feingold's Efforts | Sam Stein | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics

The debate over how Democrats should approach the proliferation of super PACs in the 2012 election cycle is over, and the voices of morality have lost...

Can Democrats Compete In The Age Of The Super Pac?

Posted 07.05.2012 | Politics

One day in April, Paul Begala, a former Bill Clinton political strategist and CNN analyst, placed a phone call to a wealthy and left-leaning 41-year-o...

Moon-Shot: How the President Can Exploit "Newt-onian Mechanics" and Take Down Citizens United

Ben Zweifach | Posted 05.31.2012 | Politics
Ben Zweifach

Some good may yet come from the GOP's death-march. The race has thus far been so destructive that it's managed to do the impossible: Americans are uniting... against Citizens United.

Conservative Radio Host Offers Obama $50,000

Posted 03.15.2012 | Media

Conservative talk radio host Mark Levin has offered to donate a large sum of money to a super PAC supporting President Obama if the President will agr...

The Great Thing About Having Been Poor

Bill Maher | Posted 04.30.2012 | Money
Bill Maher

If you grow up in America, it's pretty rare if you don't love money. One of the first things I ever remember being punished for was stealing money. Five dollars, off my father's dresser.

Georgia Now Ground Zero for Super PACs and Citizens United

Rep. Hank Johnson | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics
Rep. Hank Johnson

The "Nastiest Show on Earth" otherwise known as the "Slimary Process" -- the prolonged and agonizing Republican primary to select a presidential candidate -- is already being called the dirtiest of all time by political pundits and voters alike.

The Daily Szep -- The Super PAC Men

Paul Szep | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics
Paul Szep


Obama Uses Romney's Reasoning To Justify His Actions

RealClearPolitics | Posted 04.15.2012 | Politics

Within the next few weeks, top administration officials ranging from Cabinet secretaries like Kathleen Sebelius to senior advisers like David Axelrod ...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 04.12.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, I used my vast storehouse of football knowledge (i.e., almost none) to correctly predict that the Giants would beat the Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI. I did not, however, predict that supermodel Gisele Bundchen would make headlines with her expletive-laden tirade blaming hubby Tom Brady's teammates for the loss. I also failed to predict the Catholic Bishops' forcing the president into overtime in Birth Control Bowl MMXII, or Rick Santorum's trifecta on Tuesday night (is it time to officially downgrade Romney from inevitable GOP nominee to evitable GOP nominee?). Elsewhere, President Obama abandoned his previous denunciation of outside money (in the wake of the Citizens United ruling he had called super PACs a "threat to our democracy") and joined the super PAC parade -- a decision his campaign defended as a necessary evil, but which many viewed as just another example of this White House's willingness to waver. Even on "threats to our democracy."

Jason Linkins

Obama's Super PAC Embrace Is Secretly Loved Inside The Beltway | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.09.2012 | Media

I have nits to pick with a few parts of Jim VandeHei's column "The political transformation of Barack Obama," but I'd rather talk about the way he tak...

The Sad Spectacle of Obama's Super PAC

Robert Reich | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

So now a relative handful of super-rich Democrats want to fight a relative handful of super-rich Republicans. And we call this a democracy.

Sam Stein

Obama's Reluctant Reversal On Super PACs Gives Base Little Pause | Sam Stein | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's decision to drop his opposition to super PACs and encourage donors to write checks to these well-financed entit...

Obama Joins the Democracy Fire Sale

Timothy Karr | Posted 04.08.2012 | Politics
Timothy Karr

Obama succumbed late Monday to the dark logic of the Super PACs. What's happening in 2012 is a transfer of money and power unlike any other in the history of U.S. politics.

Sam Stein

Russ Feingold: Obama Super PAC Reversal Will Lead To 'A Legalized Abramoff System' | Sam Stein | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) ripped into both President Barack Obama and his re-election team on Tuesday morning for backing off i...

Sam Stein

Obama Reverses Super PAC Opposition To 'Counter The Weight' Of GOP Money | Sam Stein | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's campaign is reconfiguring its approach to powerful super PACs, worried the president's re-election prospects co...