iOS app Android app

Super Pac

Why This New Anti-Trump Group May Not Rewrite Elections

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Republican operatives decided to finally organize an attack on leading presidential candidate Donald Trump, they didn’t laun...

Bernie Sanders Doesn't Like Super PACs, But He Won't Speak Out Against This One

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.24.2015 | Politics

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has not asked a super PAC supporting his presidential campaign to stop spending money on his behalf, though he’s re...

How Super PACs And Campaigns Are Coordinating In 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The role of single-candidate super PACs has expanded exponentially in the 2016 presidential campaign. Candidates have become increasing...

FEC Deadlocks On Whether Candidates Can Coordinate With Their Own Super PACs

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A request to relax limits on coordination between candidates and super PACs left the Federal Election Commission divided and, at times,...

Maine Backs Post-Citizens United Campaign Finance Initiative

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Maine voters backed a ballot initiative on Tuesday to update the state’s 19-year-old system of publicly financing campaigns. Fift...

Your State And Local Elections Are Now A Super PAC Playground

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The influence of billionaires in the post-Citizens United era is in no way limited to the 2016 presidential and congressional elections...

Donald Trump Takes Aim At Rival's Super PAC Support

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.26.2015 | Entertainment

WASHINGTON -- Billionaire eccentric and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Monday called on all presidential candidates to disavow sup...

Donald Trump Tells Pro-Trump Super PACs To Shut It Down

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.23.2015 | Entertainment

WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump, the eccentric billionaire leading the Republican presidential race, told all super PACs supporting him to return any cont...

Carl Icahn's $150 Million Threat: Cut Corporate Taxes Or Face My Super PAC

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn issued a $150 million threat to Congress on Wednesday: pass legislation slashing corporat...

Trump Campaign Reportedly Threatened To Sue Washington Post Over Super PAC Story

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 10.19.2015 | Media

The Washington Post says Donald Trump's campaign threatened to sue the paper if it reported that the candidate had improper connections wit...

2016 Presidential Candidates Raised Big Money Over The Summer

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson and Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton led their respective parties in fund...

Jeb Bush Campaign Cuts Back: 'The High Life Has Ended'

Politico | Annum Masroor | Posted 10.15.2015 | Politics

On the first day of a two-day Iowa swing back in August, Jeb Bush flew from Davenport to Ankeny in a private plane. The next day, after he spent more...

Campaign Finance Reformers Want Details At Democratic Debate

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Campaign finance reformers don’t want to just hear denunciations of the rising role of big money in politics from the Democratic ...

Charles Koch Denies Dark Money Donations

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.12.2015 | Politics

(function(){var src_url="

Why The House Speaker Scramble May Imperil Republican Fundraising

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans find themselves in a panic after Republican Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) abruptly quit the race to ...

Hmm, This Dark Money Org Seems To Exist Just To Help Marco Rubio

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics

For a long time, I've been pointing out that the rumors of a "firewall" between the activities of political candidates and the activities of the dark...

California Moves To Stop Super PAC Coordination

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.15.2015 | Politics

Update: Oct. 15 -- The California Fair Political Practices Commission approved the new regulations governing coordination between campaigns and indep...

Prediction: Trump vs Sanders in 2016

Judy Frankel | Posted 10.05.2015 | Entertainment
Judy Frankel

Spoiler alert! If Republicans were given the choice of Trump or "other," most Republicans would vote "other." However, because our election system is "first past the post" (FPTP), the winner takes all.

Mitt Romney: 'We've Gotta Rethink Campaign Finance'

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney called for campaign finance reform in the wake of the explosion of super PACs, which...

Americans Agree On One Thing: Citizens United Is Terrible

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 09.29.2015 | Politics

Tuesday marks the 10th anniversary of Chief Justice John Roberts taking the helm of the Supreme Court, and as academics and journalists loo...

Super PAC Contributions Can Be Considered Bribes: Judge

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A district court judge on Monday dismissed four corruption charges against Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) and his donor Salomon Melgen, ...

No, Scott Walker's Super PAC Donors Didn't Waste Their Money

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.27.2015 | Politics

(function(){var src_url="

Predicting Next Republicans to Exit the Race

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.23.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

So we're down to the paltry number of "only" 15 Republican candidates for president, as Scott Walker has now joined Rick Perry on the sidelines of the race.

Senator Ted Cruz: Demagogue Or Just Serial Liar

Marvin Meadors | Posted 09.16.2015 | Politics
Marvin Meadors

Cruz openly identifies with the Tea Party movement which may help to explain his motivation. The Tea Party movement seems to expect lies from their candidates because speaking the truth is supported by facts and data, which is so often irrelevant to their arguments.

Bobby Jindal's Biggest Donors Benefited From His Administration

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s presidential campaign has been propped up by the $4.6 million he helped two supposedly independent ...