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Political Ad Spending

Free The Files Teams Up With HuffPost To Unlock Political Ads In Florida

ProPublica | Amanda Zamora | Posted 10.10.2012 | Miami

By Amanda Zamora, ProPublica In our ever-expanding quest to Free the Files, ProPublica is teaming up with Huffington Post in Denver, Detroit, Miami an...

Key Rule Could Delay Crucial Disclosure

ProPublica | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics

by Justin Elliott ProPublica, May 29, 2012, 10:32 a.m.After years of consideration, the Federal Communications Commission finally voted last month t...

FCC Brings Sunlight to Elections, But the SEC Needs to Help, Too

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy | Posted 06.27.2012 | Politics
Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

On April 27 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to place broadcasters' political files online. This brings vital election data into the 21st century, allowing the public to see political spending on TV ads across the nation in nearly real time. But there are limits to the rule.

WATCH: Fox News Hosts Passionate Concern About Sesame Street

Posted 04.13.2012 | Media

"Fox & Friends" hosts shared a deep concern after they reported on a judicial ruling that allows NPR and PBS to run political ads: how will this new r...

2010 Political Ad Spending CRUSHING 2006 Levels

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — It's not even Labor Day and negative political ads are muscling in on your TV time. Across the country, ad spending is up and attac...

$1 Billion Spent On Political Ads This Year Alone

Talking Points Memo | Evan McMorris-Santoro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This was the year to invest in a TiVo -- if you didn't have a fast-forward button on your TV, chances are you wished you did during the health care de...