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Sheldon Adelson Drops $10 Million On Romney Super PAC

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics

Casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson has given $10 million to Restore Our Future, a pro-Mitt Romney super PAC, according to the Wall Street Journal. The...

Adelson Going In Big For Romney

Wall Street Journal | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics

Billionaire conservative casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, who helped keep Newt Gingrich's failed presidential campaign alive during the Republican primar...

Billionaire Sheldon Adelson Signals $1 Million Donation To Romney-Allied Super PAC

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.07.2012 | Politics

Nevada billionaire Sheldon Adelson will donate at least $1 million to the Mitt Romney-affiliated super PAC Restore Our Future, Politico reports. Romne...

2012: Seeing the Long Arc of American Democracy Reversed

John Marttila | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics
John Marttila

It can be fairly argued that Citizens United has already changed the outcome of a presidential primary, by giving Mitt Romney the GOP nomination. And it is a decision that is sure to inflict even more damage to our political system by contributing to a growing belief among average Americans that the system is rigged for the wealthy and the well connected. But forget about Mitt's nomination, the growing alienation of Americans from their political system, or the huge public disapproval of Citizens United that has been revealed in polls taken on the subject. Consider this vastly more important reality: Citizens United has reversed the long arc of American democracy and our steady progress to expand the voting franchise so that all of our citizens have an equal voice in our political system.

GOP Groups Planning Record Campaign

Politico | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics

Republican super PACs and other outside groups shaped by a loose network of prominent conservatives -- including Karl Rove, the Koch brothers and Tom ...

Paul Blumenthal

Super PAC Contributions Slump As GOP Primary Fight Ends | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Contributions to super PACs fell in April from the month before as the Republican presidential primary race ended. The unlimited money p...

Sam Stein

Wealthy Super PACs Attract Small-Dollar Donors | Sam Stein | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the age of super PACs, campaign entities that can raise and spend unlimited sums of money, gone are the days when a broad fundraising...

Obama, Dems dominate GOP in April fundraising

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 07.21.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By John DunbariWatch NewsAs President Barack Obama attacks Mitt Romney's tenure at a private equity firm, the former Massachusetts governor continues ...

Priorities USA Action, Pro-Obama Super PAC, Continues Lackluster Fundraising

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics

The super PAC supporting the reelection campaign of President Barack Obama had another lackluster month of fundraising in April, pulling in only $1.58...

Why Super PACs Aren't the Problem

Todd Phillips | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics
Todd Phillips

We can cast votes in elections and the winner will run the government, but if citizens are uninformed, what's the point? Democracy will be phony. And if democracy is phony, it seems inevitable that our government and our society will be overflowing with problems. Is there another way?

What's It All About, Romney?

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

For Mitt Romney, it's about exploiting the 99 percent for the profit of the 1 percent. That vulture capitalist philosophy is bad enough in the business world, but it's dead wrong for public service.

Romney Super PAC Revives Hillary Rosen Controversy For Mother's Day

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's super PAC is out with a new ad reviving the controversy over Hillary Rosen's comments that Ann Romney's time as a stay-at-home mother ma...

Paul Blumenthal

Lugar Effort Echoes Romney Super PAC | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As it releases a second ad defending Indiana Sen. Dick Lugar from a Tea Party-backed primary challenge, the American Action Network has ...

Paul Blumenthal

Romney Super PAC Pulls In Big Money | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The demolition machine known as Restore Our Future, the super PAC backing the presidential bid of Mitt Romney, pulled in $8.6 million in...

Paul Blumenthal

No Rest For Romney Super PAC, Looking To April 24 | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The super PAC supporting Mitt Romney isn't giving up its relentless assault on Romney's chief primary opponent, Rick Santorum, even afte...

Finance industry makes up nearly half of pro-Romney super PAC's donations

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 06.02.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Alexandra Duszak and Rachael Marcus, iWatch NewsLast summer, hedge fund pioneer Julian Robertson made the maximum $2,500 contribution to Mitt Romne...

Romney's Payday Lender Payout

Posted 03.21.2012 | Business

Payday lenders are shelling out big bucks to help Mitt Romney become president. USA Today reports that last month, payday lenders and the companies...

Pro-Romney super PAC returns donation from charity

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Rachael Marcus, iWatch NewsThe Citizens United case opened up a whole new way of giving for nonprofit corporations, but there are still some lines ...

Mitt Romney Super PAC Raises $6.4 Million From The Wealthy

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics

Restore Our Future, the super PAC supporting Mitt Romney's presidential bid, continued its unlimited fundraising in February by collecting $6.4 millio...

Mitt Romney Super PAC Took Banned Contributions

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics

The pro-Mitt Romney super PAC, Restore Our Future, accepted $890,000 in donations from federal contractors despite a ban on such donations, the Washin...

Meet The Repo Man Backing Romney

Posted 03.15.2012 | Politics

By Marcus Stern Roderick Aycox is not nearly as well known as some of the hedge fund managers and Wall Street financiers giving large checks to the...

Romney, Outside Group Making Big Moves In Key Primary

Posted 03.15.2012 | Politics

By Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON--In the wild race for the Republican presidential nomination, there has been one constant: When Mitt Romney really need...

Keep Your Eye Out: Scott Brown's Super PAC's on the Move

Nathaniel Loewentheil | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics
Nathaniel Loewentheil

The constellation of super PACs supporting Mitt Romney has drowned each of his opponents with lavish expenditures on attack ads. These PACs have not been content to focus on presidential candidates; two days ago, a pro-Romney PAC sponsored internet ads supporting Scott Brown in Massachusetts.

Paul Blumenthal

Super PAC Mad Men | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The 2012 Republican presidential primary campaign has been the most negative in recent memory. The main culprits are well-funded super P...

The Misinformation Machine

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.08.2012 | Media
Timothy Karr

It is accepted wisdom among the campaigns and Super PACs that a political lie hammered repeatedly into the collective consciousness of the electorate will embed itself in the minds of many as truth -- especially at a time when the press, by and large, doesn't question them.