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Santorum's withdrawal leaves super PAC without a candidate

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Michael BeckeliWatch NewsWhat can the people who run super PACs do with all the cash they have collected when their favorite candidate drops out ...

Cantor Made Unusual Donation

Roll Call | John Stanton | Posted 04.06.2012 | Politics

In the waning days of a bruising primary between Illinois GOP Reps. Adam Kinzinger and Don Manzullo, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor donated $25,000...

Disempowered Bankers Start Super PAC, Reveal Plans for World Domination

Blair Bowie | Posted 06.06.2012 | Politics
Blair Bowie

When is Packard imagining himself having this conversation and what will he be asking for to call off the hounds? This statement speaks volumes about how the industry thinks about its involvement in politics.

Paul Blumenthal

"Make It As Difficult And Painful For Big Money To Be In Our Politics" | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The progressive grassroots organization Democracy for America launched a new campaign to push back against the Supreme Court's 2010 ruli...

Big GOP Donor Wants To Fill Dump With Radioactive Waste

Bloomberg | Julie Bykowicz | Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

Harold Simmons built a West Texas dump for radioactive waste that is bigger than 1,000 football fields and he can't fill it....

Super PACs, Virginia, and the Battle for the U.S. Senate

Don C. Reed | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics
Don C. Reed

We already have a Republican-controlled Supreme Court, and a radically conservative House of Representatives. The Senate is close to turning red, and a flood of super PAC cash could push it over the edge.

Major Group Launches 'Surgical' Strike Against Congress, Enemies

American Banker | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics

Frustrated by a lack of political power and fed up with blindly donating to politicians who consistently vote against the industry's interests, a hand...

Paul Blumenthal

Obama Omits Citizens United, Calls For Further Campaign Finance Reforms | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Wednesday morning, President Barack Obama signed the STOCK Act, a bill meant to curb potential insider trading of stocks by members o...

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...

Jon Ward

Pro-Santorum Super PAC Lays Out State By State Strategy For Taking Romney's Lead | Jon Ward | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rick Santorum's presidential campaign has divulged a few specifics about how they think they can catch up to Mitt Romney in the race for...

McCain Predicts 'Huge Scandals' Related To Citizens United

Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

By Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON--The U.S. campaign finance system is so heavily influenced by big-spending interest groups and wealthy individuals ...

Tony Gore for President

Orlando Jones | Posted 05.26.2012 | Comedy
Orlando Jones

2012-03-26-tonygore.jpgLast time around, words like Hope and Change beat Maverick and Joe the Plumber. This time I want jokes.

Obama Group's Donors Getting Privileged Access To The White House

AP | JACK GILLUM | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — More than half of President Barack Obama's most generous campaign fundraisers have visited the White House at least once for meetin...

Zach Carter

GOP Senator Gives $500,000 To Corporate Welfare Recipient's Super PAC | Zach Carter | Posted 03.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) on Tuesday led a conservative Senate bloc opposing a government loan program on the grounds that it functioned ...

Paul Blumenthal

Super PACs, Super Rich Continue Love Affair | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In February, super PACs continued to collect the vast majority of their donations from wealthy individuals and powerful interests. Donor...

Paul Blumenthal

Super PAC Donor's Money Sows Chaos In GOP Primary | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Billionaire industrialist Harold Simmons is pumping millions into super PACs to fight, in his words, "that socialist," President Barack ...

The Enemies of Campaign Ad Transparency... And How to Fight Back

Bill Moyers | Posted 05.21.2012 | Media
Bill Moyers

Let stations know that the poison they're pouring into our political bloodstream has to stop, and so does their obstinate refusal to keep us from knowing who's paying for it.

Senate Introduces Targeted DISCLOSE Act Today

The Sunlight Foundation | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics
The Sunlight Foundation

Senator Whitehouse was joined by approximately 35 of his Democratic colleagues on legislation that has been described as a pure disclosure and disclaimer bill, with none of the controversial provisions that caused the DISCLOSE Act to fail in the Senate by one vote in 2010.

Obama Attacked On Gas Prices With Questionable Logic

AP | By ANDREW MIGA | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- TITLE: "Deflect" LENGTH: 30 seconds....

Progressive Group Launches New Pro-Obama Super PAC

The Huffington Post | Leigh Owens | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics

A new super PAC has been formed in support of President Barack Obama’s re-election efforts and plans to spend $10 million in six key states. Buzz...

The Fear Of Citizens United: Easily Avoided

Richard Greener | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics
Richard Greener

If, as many believe, representative democracy is threatened by super PAC mega-money, then the media can save our democratic system of representative politics by refusing to sell them ads.

Super PAC Raises $2.9 Million for Santorum

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics

The super PAC backing Rick Santorum's presidential bid -- Red White And Blue Fund -- reported raising $2.9 million in February and spending $3.2 milli...

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...

Looking Into the Future: Super PACs and Congress

Dan Glickman | Posted 05.19.2012 | Politics
Dan Glickman

Will Super PACs, representing those huge sums of money, paralyze the ability of Members of Congress to even propose a vote for a controversial position?

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...