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Who Owns the Presidential Candidates?

Alan Singer | Posted 08.25.2016 | Home
Alan Singer

The first Fox News Republican Party Presidential debates are over. Not surprisingly Donald Trump entertained and insulted. The supporting cast for his new apprentice show mostly hung out in the background.

Dollars in Democracy -- Part I: Super PACs

Daniel Kim | Posted 06.16.2015 | Home
Daniel Kim

Immense amounts of money from super PACs are flooding in to support politicians. The implications of lobbying are up for debate. However, it seems that lobbying provides a significant amount of political clout going to those with the greatest wealth.

Jason Linkins

Overused Management Bromide Now The Exclusive Property Of Carly Fiorina, Apparently | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.25.2015 | Home

Those who closely followed the 2014 midterm elections were treated to any number of compelling stories about candidates poaching one another's ideas a...

Kimmel Shows Why Being Anti-Gay Divorce Doesn't Make Any Sense

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 10.15.2014 | Home

Those against gay marriage are up in arms over an even more sacred institution being encroached upon by same sex couples: divorce. On Tuesday night...

Four Years Later, Super PACs Still Misunderstood

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

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

FEC Unanimously Approves Bitcoin Donations For Political Committees

Reuters | Posted 07.09.2014 | Home

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

Pro-Clinton Group Rents Her 2008 Presidential Campaign Email List

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home

Ready for Hillary, a group urging Hillary Clinton to run for president in 2016, rented the former secretary of state's email list from her failed bid ...

Oops! Tea Party Group Accidentally Criticizes Wrong Rep. King

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 12.19.2013 | Home

GOP Reps. Steve King (Iowa) and Peter King (N.Y.) couldn't be farther apart on the Republican ideological spectrum, yet the Tea Party Express accident...

Gabby Giffords' New Gun Control PAC Takes Big Step Forward

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 12.06.2013 | Home

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

Former Candidate Gives Very Un-Slick Answer On Well-Oiled Groups

Upworthy | Posted 07.24.2013 | Home

In the short time this guy asks "What has America Become?," you may get an uncontrollable urge to say "Amen!"...

A Movement Is Needed to Get Corporations to Disclose All Their Political Spending. Let's Start It

Wendell Potter | Posted 06.29.2013 | Home
Wendell Potter

While all companies are required to report their federal lobbying and Political Action Committee expenditures, that money is just a fraction of what they often spend in the political arena to protect their profits.

News Corp. Donates To More Democrats

Posted 02.27.2013 | Home

Despite what many consider as Fox News' conservative-leaning tendencies, its parent company, News Corp., donated to more federal-level Democratic than...

Paul Blumenthal

The Fundraising Never Stops In Washington | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.01.2013 | Home

WASHINGTON -- The never-ending fundraising race continued in Washington, even after the most expensive election in U.S. history ended on Nov. 6, 2012....

Fundraising PAC Aims To Give Charities A Political Voice | Posted 11.06.2012 | Home

Many nonprofit leaders will be watching on Tuesday to see whether members of Congress with influence over nonprofit policy will win their bids for ree...

PAC Money Floods California School Board Races, Targets Incumbent

San Jose Mercury News | Sharon Noguchi | Posted 01.01.2013 | Home

With an unprecedented surge of cash from charter schools and their high-tech backers, normally low-profile school board campaigns have morphed into bi...

How Nonprofits Spend Millions On Elections And Call It Public Welfare

ProPublica | Kim Barker | Posted 10.20.2012 | Home

Matt Brooks describes the mission of the Republican Jewish Coalition as educating the Jewish community about critical domestic and foreign policy issu...

Sharon Silke Carty

What? GM Supports Politicians Who Voted Against Bailout | Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 07.25.2012 | Home

Members of Congress who voted against the auto bailout are getting campaign money from an unlikely source -- General Motors, the biggest recipient of ...

Jason Linkins

The Wall Street Journal Is Awestruck By Labor Unions' Campaign Finance Activities, For Some Reason | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.10.2012 | Home

After Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker prevailed in this year's recall election, there can't have been too many people who were left with the impression th...

Sam Stein

Romney's Secret Weapon | Sam Stein | Posted 04.04.2012 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney's increasingly likely victory in the Republican presidential primary is a testament to the value of a well-organized and hea...

Money for Love? Romney Campaign Gives Over $1.7 Million to Republicans

Corbin Hiar | Posted 05.05.2012 | Home
Corbin Hiar

Political committees controlled by Mitt Romney's campaign have made generous donations to prominent Republicans in early primary states, but records show contributions have tailed off as the GOP nominees head in to Super Tuesday.

Move Over Colbert, There's A New Super PAC In Town

Posted 02.18.2012 | Home

One Occupy Wall Street activist wants to put the protest's money where its mouth is. (CLICK HERE FOR LIVE UPDATES) John Paul Thornton, a member ...

GOPowers to the People

Jim Jaffe | Posted 04.18.2012 | Home
Jim Jaffe

You don't have to be enamored with any of the Republican candidates to enjoy the exercise and the proof it provides that power resides with the people.

Perry Considering New Super PAC

Posted 03.27.2012 | Home

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is looking into using leftover cash from his failed Republican presidential campaign to create a PAC or super PAC. In a Monda...

Paul Blumenthal

Stephen Colbert's Super PAC Mocks Anti-Coordination Rule | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.20.2012 | Home

This is the final part of a five-part series by The Huffington Post about Stephen Colbert's ongoing exploration of the nation's campaign finance laws....

Paul Blumenthal

Stephen Colbert Copies Karl Rove In Secret Money Quest | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.20.2012 | Home

This is part four of a five-part series by The Huffington Post about Stephen Colbert's ongoing exploration of the nation's campaign finance laws. Read...