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Paul Blumenthal

Mr. Super PAC Goes To Washington

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

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

Paul Blumenthal

Stephen Colbert's Super PAC Puts Comedy Central Host In Big Leagues (Part 2)

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

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

Paul Blumenthal

Colbert's War: Only A Comedian Can Explain Country's Campaign Finance Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

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

Christina Wilkie

Santorum's Piggy Banks: Charity And PAC

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 01.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The hottest phrase in Washington during the first cold, gray week of 2001 was "compassionate conservatism." George W. Bush had just been...

Serious Questions Exist About Legality of Presidential Candidate Super PACs

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

Congress needs to pass legislation to protect the integrity of the nation's campaign finance laws and ensure that candidate-specific Super PACs are not used as vehicles to circumvent candidate contribution limits.

Sam Stein

Mitt Romney Turns Against The Hand That Funds Him

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When a political action committee supportive of Mitt Romney announced in early July that it had raised $12 million during the first half...

Sam Stein

Mitt Romney Campaign Being Boosted By Type Of Fundraising He Wanted Outlawed

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Struggling to hang on in the polls, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's presidential campaign has been saved, in part, by a friendly...

John Celock

Jan Brewer Seeks To Influence 2012 Elections

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) has created a federal political action committee seeking to support Republican congressional candidates in the 2012 electi...

Paul Blumenthal

New Powers For Super PACs

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Election Commission announced new rules Wednesday allowing traditional political action committees to open a segregated acco...

State For Sale: Art Pope, Citizens United, And North Carolina Politics

newyorker.com | Jane Mayer | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics

In the spring of 2010, the conservative political strategist Ed Gillespie flew from Washington, D.C., to Raleigh, North Carolina, to spend a day layin...

Paul Blumenthal

Rick Perry Presidential Bid Supported By Three Super PACs In Key Primary States

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new Super PAC, Jobs for Iowa, released an ad yesterday touting Texas Governor Rick Perry for an as-yet-unannounced run in the Republic...

Paul Blumenthal

Major Conservative Groups Divided On Boehner Debt Limit Plan

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the home stretch of the debt limit debate, two of the biggest conservative groups have opened a fissure on the Republican side of the...

Amanda Terkel

Democrats Challenge RNC On 2012 Campaign Transparency

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Democratic National Committee (DNC) issued a challenge to its Republican counterpart on Wednesday, calling on the party and its pres...

Paul Blumenthal

Sarah Palin's PAC Raises $1.6 Million So Far This Year

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The political action committee of former Alaska Governor and Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin raised $1.6 million over...

Paul Blumenthal

Fresh Ways To Donate: GOP Frosh Form PACs

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics

Keeping Republican Ideas Strong Timely And Inventive. Reinventing A New Direction. Protecting Our Republican Team. American Liberty And Nation. Grassr...

Amanda Terkel

Al Franken Calls For More Robust Senate Agenda

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.18.2011 | Politics

MINNEAPOLIS -- Former Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) seems to have few Democratic allies in Congress interested in rejecting corporate dollars and undisc...

Democrats Seek Big Money With New 'Super PAC'

Politico | MANU RAJU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Top Democratic operatives are quietly building an aggressive campaign machine to battle huge Republican third-party spending and sway critical Senate ...

Jason Linkins

Jason And Eliot Start A PAC!

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In politics, cash rules everything around you. And more and more, that cash is getting passed from anonymous plutocrats and concentrated into the han...

Partisan Justice

Andrea Lyon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Andrea Lyon

Justice of a state supreme court is not a police officer or sheriff. He or she is there to follow statutes and case law precedent and to mete out justice. Sometimes that might mean making a decision that requires siding with someone unsavory or unpopular.

Corporations Have Unlimited Lobbying Power, Lobbyist Says

The Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Corporations and interest groups have an unlimited ability to spend money on political causes, fostering an unethical and potentially illegal system o...

'Super PACs' Multiply To Sway Election Off Of Citizens United Ruling

Bloomberg | Jonathan D. Salant and Kristin Jensen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At least 25 "super PACS," including one linked to Karl Rove, are fueling a surge in money for this year's elections following the U.S. Supreme Court r...

Where Are Today's Shirley Chisholms?

Charles Kolb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Kolb

Today's frantic money chase in American elections has become a national embarrassment. Our elected leaders show few signs of changing a system which many have grown to like.

American Crossroads: New Conservative PAC Seeks To Raise $52 Million For 2010 Elections

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

GOP donors disenchanted with the recent flurry of news about Republican National Committee indiscretions will soon have a new place to put their money...

Sarah Palin Lacks Common Cents!

Malia Litman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Malia Litman

The United States desperately needs solutions, and politicians willing to do that which is necessary to facilitate them. Sarah Palin is no longer a politician. She is a wealthy celebrity.

Huck PAC Mobilizes Conservative Following

The Huffington Post | Jenna Staul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has put his vast grassroots network into action for conservative candidates in battleground states, reports Politic...