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Revamped 'Schoolhouse Rock' Reveals Ugly Truth About Money In Politics

The Huffington Post | Zahara Hill | Posted 10.28.2016 | Politics

Remember that “Schoolhouse Rock!” video that taught you how a bill becomes a law back in the day? Well, that catchy tune left out a huge part of t...

One 'Dinner With Donald' Contest Leads To Another -- And One For Hillary, Too

OpenSecrets Blog | Posted 07.11.2016 | Politics
OpenSecrets Blog

One PAC offering a dinner with Donald Trump has risen from the dirty dishes of another -- and spawned a Hillary Clinton copycat in its wake.

Hard Money Still Matters, and Here's Who's Giving It

OpenSecrets Blog | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics
OpenSecrets Blog

A list of top donors of hard money looks very different than the roster of top donors overall, which is skewed by the few who give big bucks to outside spending groups.

Is David Trone trying to Buy Maryland's 8th Congressional District?

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 04.14.2016 | DC
Peter D. Rosenstein

Democratic voters in Maryland's 8th Congressional District have decisions to make as they look to replace an incredibly successful and effective Congressperson.

Harry Reid Makes Disturbing Request

Cameron Fegers | Posted 01.05.2017 | Politics
Cameron Fegers

In the post-Citizens United era, where campaign fundraising involves pandering to corporate lobbyists and wealthy, special interests, requests like Reid's -- someone who is viewed as a leader in the Democratic party -- only further the appearance of corruption in our democracy.

Prediction: Trump vs Sanders in 2016

Judy Frankel | Posted 10.05.2016 | Entertainment
Judy Frankel

Spoiler alert! If Republicans were given the choice of Trump or "other," most Republicans would vote "other." However, because our election system is "first past the post" (FPTP), the winner takes all.

Ironically, the Group Citizens United Opposes New Campaign Spending Increases

John A. Tures | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

If conservatives really want citizens in control or prefer to reduce the power and influence of a few individuals and groups, they could team up with liberals who have pushed this for years.

Woody Harrelson Wants You To Go Vote For Climate Action

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.28.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON – A new ad from the political action committee NextGen Climate features narration from Woody Harrelson and the direction of Darren Aronof...

Jillian Berman

Walmart May Be Breaking The Law By Encouraging Political Donations

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 09.22.2014 | Business

Walmart is violating campaign finance law by encouraging workers to donate to a PAC backing the company's favorite political candidates, according to ...

Paul Blumenthal

Corporate PACs Stick With Senate Democrats So Far

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the most heavily contested Senate races over seats now held by Democrats, corporations and business trade associations are largely st...

Four Years Later, Super PACs Still Misunderstood

Center for Public Integrity | Marcelo Rochabrun | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

By Marcelo Rochabrun Center for Public Integrity This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, non...

Lesbian PAC Unveils First Midterm Election Endorsements

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.15.2014 | Politics

LPAC, the country's only lesbian-backed political action committee, announced its first round of endorsements for this election cycle, as well as a si...

FEC Unanimously Approves Bitcoin Donations For Political Committees

Reuters | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Election Committee said on Thursday that the virtual currency, bitcoin, could be used for donations to politic...

Michele Bachmann's Reelection Campaign Is Nonexistent, But Her PAC Lives On

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) isn't running for reelection to Congress this year, but her leadership political action committee is raising funds by ...

Samantha Lachman

Bros Before Foes: Fraternity And Sorority PAC Supports Its Own

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 12.09.2015 | Politics

It seems as though the nation’s largest political action committee for fraternities and sororities embraces the same principle college students use ...

The GOP's Latest Effort To Win Over Women Voters

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

A new Republican political action committee aimed at targeting female voters kicked-off its efforts in Texas on Wednesday, Politico reports. The P...

Paul Blumenthal

How Henry Waxman's Campaign Contributions Changed Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the news that Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) will retire at the end of the year, it's time to remember how the 20-term veteran helped...

Paul Blumenthal

Pro-Israel PACs Went All In For Iran Sanctions, But They're Still Losing

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The American Israel Public Affairs Committee has received the lion's share of attention for its support of and potential failure to pass...

How Major U.S. Companies Are Quietly Funneling Dark Money

Center for Public Integrity | Michael Beckel | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

By Michael Beckel, Center for Public Integrity The U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruling in 2010 did not, as...

Why Conservatives Should Learn to Love Gay Marriage

Scott Titshaw | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Scott Titshaw

By refusing marriage to same-sex couples, social conservatives are undermining traditional marriage more than lesbian brides and gay grooms ever could.

Gabby Giffords' New Gun Control PAC Takes Big Step Forward

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 12.06.2013 | Politics

Former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-Ariz.) has taken another step forward on her new political action committee dedicated to gun control. Politico repor...

U.S. Businesses Back Tea Party Republicans Following Shutdown

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Business groups waged a fierce lobbying campaign last month to convince Republicans to...

Paul Blumenthal

Liz Cheney, Mike Enzi Running For Wyoming Senate With Little Support From Wyoming

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two different fundraising strategies are emerging in the increasingly bitter Republican primary battle for a Wyoming U.S. Senate seat be...

Michael McLaughlin

National Republicans Converge On NYC's Mayoral Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 09.30.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- A little-known group of powerful Republican activists and donors with experience in campaigns across the country have coalesced in an atte...

Charitable 'matches' used to entice PAC giving

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Michael Beckel June 11, 2013 This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpartis...