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Super PACs: Just Helping Out a Friend

Taylor Lincoln | Posted 03.22.2015 | Politics
Taylor Lincoln

It doesn't really matter if a super PAC violated the technical definition of coordination. Contributions to super PACs set up by the candidates' allies are effectively the same as contributions to candidates, which is why they are just as likely to be corrupting.

Jason Linkins

Turd Polish Futures Up 300 Percent On News That 2014 Midterm Election Is Happening

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics

Spend any time reading the people whose job it is to assign heady unified field theorems to election years, and you will hear sad variations on a dull...

Big Money Finds Way To Court Races

Center for Public Integrity | Alan Suderman and Ben Wieder | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics

CORRECTION -- 6/14: An earlier version of this story reported that Carrie Severino, chief counsel to the Judicial Crisis Network, had said that the Ju...

Peter H. Stone

Officials Turn Up The Heat On Secretive Dark Money Groups

HuffingtonPost.com | Peter H. Stone | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- California officials have widened an investigation into the source of $11 million that was mysteriously funneled by a few nonprofit grou...

Warren, Brown Sign Ambitious Pledge

AP | STEVE LeBLANC | Posted 03.24.2012 | Politics

BOSTON — Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown and his chief Democratic rival, Elizabeth Warren, have signed a pledge to curb political attack ads by...

Pity Poor Newt Gingrich

Robert Weissman | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics
Robert Weissman

Pity poor Newt Gingrich. Alright, I admit it's hard to muster much pity for Gingrich. Still, he now stands as not the first, but the most recent, pr...

Wisconsin Recall Election Spending Shatters Records

AP | By SCOTT BAUER | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics

By SCOTT BAUER, Associated Press MADISON, Wis. -- Nearly $44 million was spent on recall elections targeting nine Wisconsin state lawmakers after a...