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Paul Blumenthal

How Money Helped Romney's Florida Comeback | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Fresh off a triumphant victory in the South Carolina primary, former Speaker Newt Gingrich came to Florida with the wind at his back. Wh...

Results and Consequences

Robert Hoopes | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics
Robert Hoopes

Will Romney be able to conduct a campaign fighting on four fronts, and ultimately take the presidency? I don't think so.

First Obama 2012 TV Ads Hit The Air

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — With an eye on recruiting volunteers, President Barack Obama is launching the first TV ads of his re-election campaign. Campaign off...

Paul Blumenthal

Political Advertisements May Face Disclosure Requirement | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Everyone is used to seeing a flood of political advertising, whether they are vicious attack ads or saccharine puff pieces, in the month...

WATCH: Is This The Sexiest Campaign Ad Ever?

Posted 12.06.2011 | World

We've seen some sexy campaign ads (thanks Conan!), but Katarzyna Lenart's "Basic Instinct" ad takes the cake. And it's not a parody. Politico's B...

In Defense of the Indefensible: The Value of Truthful Negative Ads

Jonathan_Miller | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics

Unless the declining trend of the daily newspaper is dramatically reversed so that journalists can adequately police political dialogue, truthful negative political ads can play a valuable educational role for inattentive voters.

Why Obama Wins on Foreign Policy and Gays But Loses on Economics and Taxes

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

The New Start treaty is a big and important victory for the Obama administration, as is the end of the ban on openly gay soldiers in the military. But neither signals a new start to cleaning up Washington and turning this economy around.

Senate Battlegrounds See New Round Of Negative Ads

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Signaling the next stage in the general election campaign, the Republican Party and outside groups are airing new rounds of adverti...

Amanda Terkel

WATCH: Ad Compares Repealing Health Care Reform To D-Day | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The nonprofit 60 Plus Association, which touts itself as "the conservative alternative to the liberal AARP," released a new ad this week...

Norquist Puts $300,000 Into W.Va., Despite Ties to 'Terrorist' at Center of Ad War

Heath Harrison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Heath Harrison


Political Ads Of The Week: July 30, 2010

The Huffington Post | Jeremy Binckes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The gloves came off in the political ad spectrum this week (that is, if they were ever on to begin with). Sharron Angle blamed Sen. Harry Reid (D- N...

Hidden Dangers of Citizens United Ruling

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

My main concern is not the money that will be spent overtly, but rather with what happens outside the public's eye -- the unseen influence which may be wielded.

Ryan Grim

Pelosi Taps Task Force To Counter Supreme Court's Citizens United Ruling | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Democrats are forming a Citizens United task force to decide on the best set of legislative push back against the Supreme Court decision that up...

High Court Rules Corporations Have Right to Bear Arms

Steven Clifford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Steven Clifford

American Corporations may soon deploy private Armies. Overturning multiple precedents, the Supreme Court ruled today that Corporations have "the rig...

$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...

David Plouffe: Just Wanted Obama Campaign to be "Credible"

Mike Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Smith

"Young people are truly color blind," said Plouffe, "so we ran a non-race-based campaign." The campaign and constituents knew the country wanted change.

Obama Spent Big On Radio Ads

Silicon Alley Insider | Nicholas Carlson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Conventional wisdom has it that the Internet -- specifically Facebook fans, and Internet advertising -- won the White House for the...

Why Local TV Will Miss The Campaign Gravy Train Most Of All

New York Times | DAVID CARR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Let's be honest. As much as we are looking forward to Nov. 4, when a historic and riveting presidential campaign will finally reach a verdict, it's go...

Daschle for Chief of Staff?

Glenn Hurowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Glenn Hurowitz

Obama's got to ask himself as he considers Daschle for Chief of Staff -- does he want change and success or hypocrisy, capitulation and defeat?

Out of Line: Beware of Ad

Mort Gerberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mort Gerberg


Radio Station Questions Political Ads

Julia Goldberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Julia Goldberg

On Monday, Sept. 15, the McCain campaign began running ads, nearly every hour, on Santa Fe, New Mexico radio station KBAC (98.1 FM) . So Ira Gordon, o...

Political Ads, Like Toothpaste, Should Be Fact-Checked

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sarah O'Leary

For reasons unbeknownst to this marketer of 22 years, the network censors, the FCC and Congressional oversight committees most often turn a blind eye when it comes to a political ad's actual factual content. The decision to air is left to the individual broadcasters, who make tens of millions of dollars each presidential election campaign cycle from advertising revenues.

First Major Independent Ad Benefiting McCain To Begin Next Week

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Politico's Mike Allen reports on the first independent advertisement to be run on behalf of McCain: The first major independent advertising benefitin...

Does Obama have a thing for Michigan?

Dan Treul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Treul

If Obama aims to win without having to carry Florida and Ohio, then Michigan and its 17 electoral votes will be critical, which explains the campaign's preference for staging big announcements there.

Tab For '08 Political Ads Expected To Reach $3 Billion

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A wide-open presidential race and a willingness by candidates, interest groups, unions and corporations to buy TV time will lead to historic spending ...