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Republican Donors

Paul Blumenthal

Democratic Mega-Donors Dominate Super PAC Race As Republicans Hide In 'Dark Money' | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the U.S. heads into the third national election since the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling, super PACs are still raking in the ...

McConnell Enlists Defense Contractors To Beat Back GOP Primary Foes

The Wall Street Journal | Posted 12.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON—Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell recently delivered a direct pitch to one of America's top defense contractors: Get off the sidelin...

The War Between the Republicans, Week 2

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As the shutdown continues, you hear fewer demands for Obamacare changes, because Republicans have pretty much lost all public support for their position. The irony is obvious to all: House Republicans wanted to shut down Obamacare, and what they got was the federal government shutting down while Obamacare is open.

Republican Donors 'Totally Annoyed' By Government Shutdown

The Washington Post | Posted 10.06.2013 | Politics

Veteran Republican fundraisers are increasingly alarmed by the defiant stance of hard-line conservatives amid the federal government shutdown, prompti...

GOP Backers Distance Selves From Republican-Led Shutdown

The Daily Beast | David Freedlander | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

It’s not just Democrats who are angry at the Tea Party-led shutdown. Republican donors are furious their party has managed to ‘grab defeat from th...

Paul Blumenthal

GOP Mega-Donor Wants 'Very, Very Much' To Give In 2014 | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican mega-donor Foster Friess declared Friday that he was going to contribute money to outside groups to help elect Republican can...

Why the Republican Party Can't Change

Douglas J. Amy | Posted 02.03.2013 | Politics
Douglas J. Amy

The GOP is going to find it almost impossible to abandon many of these problematic positions. Two factors account for this.

Romney Camp Bars Reporters From GOP Mega-Donor Event | Posted 10.14.2012 | Politics

LAKEWOOD, Colorado -- Presumptive Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan's first major fundraiser will be closed to the press, in apparent vio...

Sam Stein

At Sheldon Adelson's Casino Empire Only A Dozen Donating Millions | Sam Stein | Posted 06.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just a dozen people in Sheldon Adelson's casino empire have made political donations during the 2012 election cycle, but these contribut...

WATCH: How to Own an Election

Bill Moyers | Posted 08.18.2012 | Politics
Bill Moyers


Campaign Cash: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Bill Moyers | Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics
Bill Moyers

If you're visiting a candidate this summer and looking for a thoughtful house gift, might we suggest a nice super PAC? Thanks to the Supreme Court and Citizens United, they're all the rage among the mega-wealthy.

Karl Rove's Grand Slam

Brent Budowsky | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

The president and Democrats seem befuddled by how to react to the Citizens United decision, while Karl Rove understands with crystal clarity.

Paul Blumenthal

Major Conservative Groups Divided On Boehner Debt Limit Plan | 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...

Sam Stein

GOP Presidential Field More Secretive Than Bush On Top Donors | Sam Stein | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics

With Reporting By Paul Blumenthal WASHINGTON -- The second quarter for presidential fundraising has come and gone and one thing remains conspicuou...

Big GOP Donors Slow To Jump Into 2012 Race

The New York Times | JIM RUTENBERG and JEFF ZELENY | Posted 07.08.2011 | Politics

The vaunted Republican network of high-dollar donors and fund-raisers, for so long a fear factor for Democrats, has been slow to commit itself to the ...

Sam Stein

Sexual Freedom Group Charges RNC With Hypocrisy | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the leading organizations advocating for sexual openness and freedom is charging the Republican National Committee with hypocrisy in the wake o...

GOP Young Eagles: RNC's Big Donors Of Tomorrow Get Few Rewards Today

Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Don't worry, GOP donors: The Republican National Committee's field trip to Voyeur West Hollywood, a lesbian-and-bondage-themed nightclub that the RNC ...

Sam Stein

Michael Steele Called Tone Deaf By GOP Brass, Urged To Resign | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the world of politics, there was plenty of eye-rolling and mockery at reports that Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele spent lavi...

Big Donors Staying Away From GOP Candidates

Washington Post | Chris Cillizza, Matthew Mos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

More than a third of the top fundraisers who helped elect George W. Bush president remain on the sidelines in 2008, contributing to a gaping financial...