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Republicans And Iran Deal Opponents Are Funded By The Same Mega-Donors

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed Congress last week, making his case against the deal the U.S. and partner nations...

An Ugly Week in Washington

James Zogby | Posted 03.07.2015 | Politics
James Zogby

Israel may be wearing out its welcome in Europe, but that's no reason for Congress to want to join Israel's increasing isolation by jeopardizing relations with our trans-Atlantic partners. Sordid, shameful, embarrassing, demeaning, and damaging -- all in all, a pretty ugly week.

Netanyahu Speaks, Money Talks

Bill Moyers | Posted 03.05.2015 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Everything you need to know about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to Congress Tuesday was the presence in the visitor's gallery of one man -- Sheldon Adelson.

US-Israel Relationship Being Hijacked by Far-Right

Alan Elsner | Posted 02.27.2015 | Politics
Alan Elsner

For decades, US supporters of Israel and Israeli politicians and diplomats have worked in concert to preserve bipartisan support for Israel. Netanyahu and Boehner's cynical play for their own short-term political gains, has driven a stake through the heart of that strategy.

Republican "Money Primary" Claims Its First "Biggest Loser" in Mitt Romney

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

It's a year before the first actual citizens get to cast their votes in the 2016 Presidential primary election, but the even more important Money Primary is already going full tilt in back rooms, luxury resorts, and billionaire's private homes.

A Line in the Sand at 47 Percent

Steven Clifford | Posted 02.03.2015 | Comedy
Steven Clifford

With Mitt Romney dropping his presidential bid, Republican campaign financiers are searching for a candidate to lead the crusade against the 47 percent. Charles G. Koch is troubled.

Selling 'Peace Groups' on US-Led Wars

Coleen Rowley | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

"War is peace" double-speak has become commonplace these days. And, the more astute foreign policy journalists and commentators are beginning to realize the extent of how "liberal interventionists" work in sync with neocon warhawks to produce and sustain a perpetual state of U.S. war.

Christina Wilkie

Sheldon Adelson Looks To Harry Reid For A Big Favor

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Billionaire casino magnate and GOP sugar daddy Sheldon Adelson wants a big favor from Capitol Hill, and he’s looking to the top Democr...

Paul Blumenthal

These Super PACs Spent Big As Elections Neared, But Kept Donors Secret Until Now

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The race to replace retiring Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) in his Los Angeles County district saw very little spending from outside group...

The Wall Street Journal Endorses Campaign Finance Reform... Inadvertently.

Mitch Rofsky | Posted 02.01.2015 | Politics
Mitch Rofsky

So, WSJ, welcome to the fight to clean up our political system. Ready to support campaign finance reform? Or is it only OK when conservative officeholders are purchased?

The Broken Promises of Citizens United

Duncan Hosie | Posted 02.01.2015 | Politics
Duncan Hosie

Conservatives on the Court vowed that Citizens United would strengthen American democracy. They were wrong. Five years later, their promises stand in stark contrast to the world we live in today.

Ted Cruz Doesn't Think He's That Conservative, But Some Republicans Donors Do

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harvard | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics

The man who helped trigger a 16-day government shutdown over the implementation of the Affordable Care Act told a group of prospective donors on Monda...

A Call to Arms

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 01.19.2015 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

Never has the foundational constitutional principle of one person, one vote been so undermined by a Supreme Court majority that apparently believes money is king.

Christina Wilkie

Romney: Democrats Lost Because They Weren't 'Proud' Enough Of Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 11.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney might have been forgiven for gloating a little about this week's election. A half-doz...

Open Letter to Florida Voters About Medical Marijuana and Amendment 2

Jane Marcus, Ph.D. | Posted 01.03.2015 | Miami
Jane Marcus, Ph.D.

My Mom, who describes herself as "an antique", has much wisdom to share. What she believes is the bottom line on Amendment 2 -- compassionate care for all -- is what Florida voters should rest their vote on. Needless to say, I completely agree.

Paul Blumenthal

Here Are The Top Super PAC Mega-Donors In 2014 Elections

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In Iowa, a television station recently created a new program so it could sell more advertising to political campaigns, party committees ...

Citizens United, Kentucky, and the Future of American Elections

Avram Billig | Posted 12.22.2014 | Politics
Avram Billig

It may be that no single race better exemplifies these developments, and foreshadows the shape of future federal elections, than Senator McConnell's competitive re-election contest against Alison Lundergan Grimes.

Of Pain, People, Pot, Politics, Public Figures, and Priorities -- Part 1

Gary Stein | Posted 12.14.2014 | Miami
Gary Stein

As Election Day approaches, the backers on both sides of the ballot initiative for legalizing Medical Marijuana in Florida, otherwise known as Amendment 2 are really getting fired up. It's a battle of wits, money, compassion, money, politics and money and of course, the people who are donating the money.

Talk of Romney in 2016 Continues to Grow

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 11.29.2014 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

In recent days and weeks there has been renewed speculation that Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican nominee for president will again be a candidate in 2...

Paul Blumenthal

Top Billionaire Campaign Donors Favor Republicans In 2014

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The wealthiest Americans are playing a larger role in politics these days, thanks to campaign finance laws loosened by the Supreme Court...

GOP Donor Gives $10 Million To Karl Rove Group, Just One-Fifteenth Of What He Spent In 2012

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

A $10 million donation seems like a hefty amount of cash for the average political donor. But for casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, who spent somewh...

Sheldon Adelson Cracks Open Checkbook For GOP

POLITICO | Kenneth P. Vogel | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

Las Vegas casino mogul Sheldon Adelson has donated $10 million to a Karl Rove-backed outfit boosting Republican Senate candidates and promised a simil...

We Can Put An End to Pay to Play

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

What is Pay to Play? Commonly held, pay to play is a form of getting a special deal because you paid someone off.

Individual-Candidate Super PACs Threaten to Wipe Out Candidate Contribution Limits

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

The real purpose of an individual-candidate Super PAC is to circumvent candidate contribution limits. Wealthy donors, corporations and other contributors use these Super PACs as vehicles to make unlimited contributions to directly support the candidate backed by the Super PAC.

Political Heavyweights Can't Get Enough Of Sin City

POLITICO | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

Sin City may have been too risqué for the Republican National Convention, but it’s just fine for Hillary Clinton, Nathan Deal, Nancy Pelosi and Joh...