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Citizens United Decision Could Lead to Foreign Interests Influencing US Elections

The Sunlight Foundation | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics
The Sunlight Foundation

Citizens United created an environment in which it is perfectly legal for a shell non-profit corporation to engage in election-related spending on behalf of a hidden interest. And there is nothing to ensure that the hidden interest is not a foreign national, a foreign company or a foreign government.

Sarah Palin: The Prevailing Ignorance And Staggering Genius Of Race-Baiting Tactics

Edward Wyckoff Williams | Posted 05.13.2012 | Black Voices
Edward Wyckoff Williams

The nation has rightly called into question Rush Limbaugh's recent verbal attacks on women; now it is time to shed light on Sarah Palin's subversive attacks on African Americans.

Barack Obama Super PAC Still Limping Along Despite Endorsement

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics

The super PAC backing President Barack Obama's reelection is still failing to raise money even after the Obama campaign endorsed the group's efforts a...

Voters Want Super PACs Outlawed, Poll Finds

Benjamin Hart | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics

A new Washington Post/ABC News poll found that super PACs, the political organizations that allow donors to contribute unlimited amounts of money in s...

UN Implicates Obama Donor in Congo Gold Smuggling Scheme

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 09.18.2014 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

The United Nations' accusations against Kase Lawal and CAMAC deserve a complete investigation. Congressional hearings might be a good place to begin.

Matt Sledge

Super PAC Sugar Daddies Spread Campaign Contributions Around At State Level, Too

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics

Don't cry for the sugar daddies. Rick Santorum may be down and Rick Perry may be out, but the billionaires and millionaires who bet big on them have p...

Matt Sledge

Jean Schmidt Denies Involvement In Fishy 'Victory Ohio Super PAC'

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 03.09.2012 | Politics

The mystery over who ran anonymous robocalls claiming to be from the unregistered Victory Ohio Super PAC continued to linger Friday as a spokesman for...

Dan Froomkin

RUNNING SCARED? IRS Could Make Political Groups Pay Dearly for Keeping Donors Secret -- And Out Them

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 03.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For years, the IRS has done little or nothing to check the rise of overtly political groups that claim a special tax-exempt status in or...

Proposed Michigan Amendment Would Require Corporations To Disclose Political Spending

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 03.08.2012 | Detroit

Jocelyn Benson wants to bring greater transparency to political campaigns and lobbying efforts in Michigan, and the Wayne State law professor kicked o...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

The Daily Szep -- ...on Super Tuesday

Paul Szep | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics
Paul Szep

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Why Republicans Weren't Excited on Super PAC Tuesday

Blair Bowie | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics
Blair Bowie

The equivalent of 0.000351% of the population of the United States (or just 35 of every 10 million Americans) has given 96% of the money determining who stays and who goes in the Republican primary.

Constitution Check: Did the Supreme Court Give Us Super PACs?

Lyle Denniston | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics
Lyle Denniston

In the midst of a lively political campaign, with big spending a big issue, even the media can get the Constitution wrong. There is a link, but it is only indirect, between the Court's 2010 decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission and the rise of super PACs.

Santorum Super PAC: Drop Out, Gingrich

AP | JACK GILLUM | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A super political action committee supporting Rick Santorum in the Republican presidential race says it's time for Newt Gingrich to...

Is the Dollar Mightier Than the Vote?

Scott Warren | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics
Scott Warren

If the 2012 election involves way too much money and way too little substance, we have no one but ourselves to blame.

Super Tuesday? More Like Super PAC Tuesday

Rep. John Sarbanes | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics
Rep. John Sarbanes

Today, voters in ten states will voice their preferences in the GOP's presidential nomination battle. But this year, the so-called Super Tuesday primary is shaping up to be just another act in the new blockbuster, Attack of the Super PACs.

LIVE Q&A: HuffPost Answers Your Super Tuesday & Money Questions

Sara Kenigsberg | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

The Republican nomination has been punctuated by a new form of political spending: the unlimited money super PAC. As Super Tuesday approaches super PA...

The Movement Against Citizens United Continues to Build

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Serious grassroots work is afoot in states and municipalities across the country working to build the movement to pass an amendment striking down the Citizens United decision

Paul Blumenthal

Super PAC Boosts Romney On Super Tuesday

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Coming off a string of wins in Michigan, Washington and Wyoming, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney hopes to solidify his status as t...

A New Look at Citizens United

Lyle Denniston | Posted 05.04.2012 | Politics
Lyle Denniston

Many observers have blamed the Court's January 2010 decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission for supposedly turning on the corporate money-in-politics spigot. But even some members of the Court are questioning anew whether that was a mistake.

The BEST Late Night Clips Of The Week

Matt Wilstein | Posted 05.03.2012 | Comedy
Matt Wilstein

This week began with Oscars, and while nothing could ever top Sacha Baron Cohen's fateful encounter with Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet, the late nig...

#SuperPACTuesday

Rep. Ted Deutch | Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics
Rep. Ted Deutch

The factors that would typically lead to a campaign's demise -- the absence of popular support, too few donors -- have become irrelevant in an era where a few billionaires can resurrect campaigns from the dead through Super PACs.

Attacks on Media Coverage of Citizens United's Pivotal Role in Rise of Super PACs Are Misguided and Wrong

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 05.01.2012 | Media
Fred Wertheimer

On Jan. 21, 2010, the Supreme Court in the Citizens United case struck down the ban on corporate spending in federal elections and opened Pandora's Bo...