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Paul Singer

This Democrat Isn't Challenging Her Opponent To A Debate. She's Challenging A Donor To His Super PAC.

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 08.15.2016 | Politics

In May, billionaire Paul Singer fundamentally changed one of the most interesting political contests of 2016. The vulture fund manager wrote a $500,00...

A Teleprompter Can't Save Trump

Michael Duga | Posted 07.01.2016 | Politics
Michael Duga

Donald Trump has attacked President Obama and his rival former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton -- prompter or not -- utilizing the same bullying tactics that he used against each of his Republican rivals.

Billionaire GOP Donor Says Trump Could Create 'Widespread Global Depression'

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 06.30.2016 | Business

A Wall Street billionaire thinks a Donald Trump presidency could spell doom for the global economy. Paul Singer, who runs the hedge fund Elliott Manag...

Megadonors Missing from Pro-Trump Super PAC in April

OpenSecrets Blog | Posted 05.21.2016 | Politics
OpenSecrets Blog

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has repeatedly trashed super PACs and claimed he would run as a candidate who couldn't be bought. Through the end of April, it looked like no one really wanted to try that anyway.

Hedge Fund Megadonors Profit From Offshore Opportunities

OpenSecrets Blog | Posted 05.13.2016 | Politics
OpenSecrets Blog

On the list of the largest U.S. companies by market value, those in the $30 billion to $45 billion range are household names: Capital One Financial, DirecTV, Phillips 66, Yahoo.

How The Human Rights Campaign Is Helping the GOP to Retain the Senate

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 03.27.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

The Human Rights Campaign doesn't speak for the LGBT community, and the sooner that politicians and those in the media grasp that, the smarter they will be.

The Political Economy of Argentina's Settlement With the Vulture Funds

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 03.14.2016 | World
Mark Weisbrot

After 15 years of court battles, injunctions, smear campaigns, lobbying, and other interventions, the vulture funds have finally won a tentative agreement with the new Argentine government.

Political Platforms: 2016, a Stunning Tale of Two Parties

Barbra Siperstein | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Barbra Siperstein

I thank that it will be a safe assumption that the DNC will have a strong and inclusive set of planks for full LGBT equality in their 2016 convention platform. There will continue to be a very clear difference as to where each political party stands for you and for me!

The New Anti-Sanders Group Is Funded By Anti-Clinton Donors

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 01.31.2016 | Politics

About a week ago, a super PAC bankrolled by a wealthy conservative donor announced that it would run an ad attacking Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) for b...

Transforming the Majority Shouldn't be the 'Job' of Minorities, But it Is. Especially for Students.

Maxim Thorne | Posted 11.13.2015 | Black Voices
Maxim Thorne

What has erupted proves the case of the continued need to build cultural competencies across Yale and indeed across all campuses and communities. We don't have to, don't warrant this. But should we all not embrace that awesome challenge we may forfeit the future that is ours to own and make better.

Inside The Big-Moneyed Network Rallying Around Marco Rubio

The Huffington Post | Peter H. Stone | Posted 11.09.2015 | Politics

Just weeks before Paul Singer penned a glowing letter backing Sen. Marco Rubio's (R-Fla.) presidential campaign in late October, the hedge fund billio...

Scary Scrum of Candidates

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 11.05.2015 | Politics
Richard J. Rosendall

With all the real scares at home and abroad, it is strange that we take such pleasure in imaginary ones. Several Republican presidential candidates, for example, appear to suffer from demonic possession.

Follow the Money: Marco Rubio, Paul Singer, and the Argentine Connection

Jonathan Marshall | Posted 11.03.2015 | Politics
Jonathan Marshall

The New York Times broke the news that Marco Rubio just won the jackpot: the endorsement of billionaire hedge fund investor Paul Singer. But the story offered little explanation of what could prove to be a decisive turning point in the Republican primary race.

Stop The Presses: Billionaire Weirdo Likes Something!

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.02.2015 | Politics

Florida's Sen. Marco Rubio is generally regarded as one of the GOP presidential candidates faring the best at this stage in the primary process. Despi...

Influential GOP Billionaire Throws Support To Rubio

Reuters | Nico Pitney | Posted 10.30.2015 | Politics

Oct 30 (Reuters) - One of the wealthiest and most influential Republican donors is throwing his support behind the presidential campaign of U.S. Senat...

Paul Blumenthal

Republicans And Iran Deal Opponents Are Funded By The Same Mega-Donors

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed Congress last week, making his case against the deal the U.S. and partner nations...

Paul Blumenthal

Hedge Fund Execs Spent Big In New York Elections, Now Likely To Reap Their Reward

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A handful of hedge fund executives aiming to direct more taxpayer money to charter schools pooled their own vast resources to help elect...

Bizarro Election 2014: When Homophobes Backed Gay-Equality Supporters and Vice Versa

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

In the bizarro election of 2014, where the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage backed pro-gay Democratic candidates to show the GOP that they will help defeat any Republican candidate who veers from the evangelical right's agenda, pro-gay hedge-fund billionaire Paul Singer helped the anti-gay GOP take control of the U.S. Senate.

Paul Blumenthal

Karl Rove Sends Out The Billionaire Bat-Signal -- And They Respond

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Billionaires are rushing to the aid of Republicans in the homestretch of the 2014 elections with a massive super PAC infusion after a pl...

Paul Blumenthal

Top Billionaire Campaign Donors Favor Republicans In 2014

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The wealthiest Americans are playing a larger role in politics these days, thanks to campaign finance laws loosened by the Supreme Court...

When Backing Pro-Gay GOPers Is Actually Something Nefarious

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Sure, it's great that Paul Singer has helped pass marriage equality in states and raised money for four Republicans who voted for equality with the vast majority of Democrats in New York. But, meanwhile, he is undermining LGBT rights -- and all progressive causes -- by helping opponents of equality win more House races and helping Republicans win control of the Senate.

Mark Gongloff

Billionaire Republican Donor Pushes Argentina Into Default

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 07.31.2014 | Business

America is arguably the most advanced economy in the world, but today it resembles a toddler who just accidentally pulled down the Christmas tree and ...

Paul Blumenthal

GOP Establishment Keeps Promise To Counter Tea Party With Surge In Primary Spending

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican Party's internecine conflict has sparked a surge in independent spending in GOP congressional primaries as establishment ...

Paul Blumenthal

David Koch, Donald Trump Lead Wealthy Donors Past Now-Dead Campaign Finance Limit

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Some wealthy donors have already blown past limits on campaign contributions to political parties that were voided by the Supreme Court'...

Paul Blumenthal

Wall Street, War Hawks Fund Challenger To Only Anti-War, Anti-Wall Street Republican

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wall Street billionaires, financial industry lobbyists and neoconservative hawks are throwing money behind a primary challenge to Rep. W...