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Soros Abandons Sidelines To Combat Citizens United-Spawned Groups

AP | JACK GILLUM | Posted 07.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Billionaire financier George Soros is pledging $2 million to political groups supporting progressive causes and President Barack Ob...

Colbert On Super PAC: 'Almost Nothing Is Against The Law'

Posted 05.04.2012 | Comedy

After weeks and weeks of making a mockery of political action committees, handing over ownership to Jon Stewart and taking it back, what exactly did S...

When Politics Becomes the Game

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Mann and Ornstein are no lightweight centrists; they are the Republicans of the Republicans. If they see fault in their party's lurch to the far right, then you know things have gotten out of hand.

Super PACs, Super Heroes?

Heath Brown | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics
Heath Brown

Are super PAC negative ads more powerful than DVR? Much like superheroes, they sound harmless without their capes on, but Super PACs could use their vast riches to become the most powerful force in the 2012 election and conquer the universe.

Jason Linkins

Wall Streeter Wants Obama To Give Moving Speech About How Awesome Rich People Are, To Cure Hurt Feelings | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics

Team Obama Re-Elect has been having a difficult time courting big Wall Street donors this election cycle, mainly because President Barack Obama has, at times, intimated that the wreck of the global economy may have had something to do with some sort of widespread misrule among members of the financial industry. Meanwhile, corporate America has been posting record profits, the the Dow Jones Industrial Average is (perhaps ominously) back to its pre-recession levels, and, of course, no one has actually been punished for that time the global economy nearly died in a ditch. But gads! The whining! It remains. So what's Obama to do?

Romney Group Making Big Move

AP | BETH FOUHY | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK — An independent group backing Republican Mitt Romney's presidential candidacy has placed a $4.3 million advertising buy in nine battle...

Sam Stein

'Hybrid PAC' Launches To Combat Super PACs | Sam Stein | Posted 04.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hoping to put a harsh spotlight on the coercive effect super PACs are having on the political process, a prominent progressive activist ...

Paul Blumenthal

Romney Super PAC Responsible For Attack Explosion | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Newt Gingrich voted with Nancy Pelosi for money to support China's one-child policy. Rick Santorum joined Hillary Clinton in supporting ...

Romney Attacks Obama For 'Slow-Jamming The News'

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 04.27.2012 | Politics

Super PACs and presidential campaigns are legally prohibited from coordinating with one another. But it's not hard to echo and amplify one another's m...

Paul Blumenthal

Attack Ads Go Missing | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican Party has decided that it is time to hit the reset button. After an acrimonious primary that featured millions of dollars...

WATCH: Karl Rove-Linked Super PAC Slams Obama As 'Celebrity President'

The Huffington Post | Adam Goldberg | Posted 04.26.2012 | Politics

The Karl Rove-linked, pro-GOP super PAC American Crossroads is out with a new ad attacking President Barack Obama as a "celebrity president." The 4...

Top 10 donors make up a third of donations to super PACs

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 06.26.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By John Dunbar and Michael BeckeliWatch NewsContrary to expectations, the much-criticized court decisions that gave us "super PACs" have not led to ...

Matt Sledge

Oil Magnates Help Environmentalist Candidate Win Primary | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.24.2012 | Politics

The post-Citizens United world of campaign finance is producing ever more strange bedfellows. One of the two Blue Dog Democrats who lost primary races...

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

Sheldon Adelson Finally Tops George Soros | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire casino tycoon, and his family topped the all-time list of disclosed individual donors to independent sp...

WATCH: Keep Political Ads Off Public TV

Bill Moyers | Posted 06.23.2012 | Media
Bill Moyers


Santorum, Gingrich Super PACs Raised Millions In March

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.20.2012 | Politics

The super PACs supporting Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum, the not-Romney candidates in the Republican presidential race, continued raising money in M...

Obama-Endorsed Super PAC Priorities USA Action Improves Fundraising

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.20.2012 | Politics

Priorities USA Action, a super PAC endorsed by President Barack Obama, reported its best fundraising month with a March haul of $2.5 million, accordin...

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...

Crossroads political machine funded mostly by secret donors

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Michael BeckeliWatch NewsSixty-two percent of funds raised by two conservative groups associated with former Bush adviser Karl Rove have come fro...

Paul Blumenthal

The Establishment Strikes Back In Senate Races | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Six-term Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) seemed all alone in facing an insurgent Tea Party primary challenge from state treasurer Richard Mo...

Tea party leader Dick Armey gets first-class treatment

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Rachael MarcusiWatch NewsDick Armey is a former House Majority Leader and current chairman of FreedomWorks, which serves as a hub for tea party g...

I'm Big Bird and I Don't Approve This Message

Bill Moyers | Posted 06.18.2012 | Media
Bill Moyers

Imagine if you turned on your TV set someday soon and were greeted by Sesame Street, brought to you by the letter C, for "creeping campaign cash corruption." Perhaps that's a bit of a stretch, but as the late William F. Buckley, Jr., used to say, the point survives the exaggeration.

Paul Blumenthal

FCC Chair Blasts Broadcasters For Opposing 'Technology.. Transparency.. Journalism' | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Julius Genachowski, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, staked out strong ground Monday in support of a plan to make info...

Mitt Romney's Most Enviable Trait | Richard Cohen | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics

Among the attributes I most envy in a public man (or woman) is the ability to lie. If that ability is coupled with no sense of humor, you have the sor...