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Paul Blumenthal

Meet The Billionaire Behind The Jeremiah Wright Attack Plan | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Perhaps it wasn't how he hoped to make a splash, but TD Ameritrade founder J. Joe Ricketts hit the political big time this week when The...

The Daily Szep -- The Fat Pac Cats

Paul Szep | Posted 07.17.2012 | Comedy
Paul Szep


Sam Stein

Romney Repudiates Planned Reverend Wright Ad | Sam Stein | Posted 05.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Top aides to President Barack Obama's presidential campaign have long prepared for a general election battle far more divisive and nasty...

Ameritrade (Moral) Stock Is Plummeting

Mike Lux | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

It is clear Republicans and their supporters will go to any length to win this election, but, as consumers, we do have a chance to change that. We have to say we will not permit our money be co-opted by firms whose founders, owners or major stakeholders promote division.

Why Super PACs Aren't the Problem

Todd Phillips | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics
Todd Phillips

We can cast votes in elections and the winner will run the government, but if citizens are uninformed, what's the point? Democracy will be phony. And if democracy is phony, it seems inevitable that our government and our society will be overflowing with problems. Is there another way?

Paul Blumenthal

Big Donors Have Shunned Pro-Obama Super PAC | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The push to raise unlimited contributions by a super PAC backing President Barack Obama's reelection has run into a number of hurdles si...

Matt Sledge

Texas Primary Race Heats Up With Mudslinging From Both Sides | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

With a new TV ad, an independent anti-incumbent super PAC is lobbing allegations of corruption into the congressional primary race heating up in El Pa...

Dem Groups Planning Bold Move For Obama

Politico | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

Strapped for cash and facing a tidal wave of big-money Republican attack ads, Democratic super PACs are putting an unlikely plan in motion: the Super-...

The Best Democracy Money Can Buy

Floyd Elliot | Posted 07.14.2012 | Comedy
Floyd Elliot

Once vote-selling has become an established part of the electoral process, we will eliminate paper contracts and sell our votes online, allowing us to immediately trade in the proceeds for merchandise from Amazon or SkyMall.

Paul Blumenthal

Super PACs Make Major Shift | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday night Indiana conservative upstart Richard Mourdock defeated 36-year incumbent Sen. Dick Lugar in a primary battle that featu...

WATCH: Colbert Continues To Skewer Karl Rove Over Anonymous Political Money

Posted 05.09.2012 | Comedy

Stephen Colbert continued hammering away at Karl Rove and Super PACs on Tuesday night, talking more in-depth about the way 501(c)(4)'s, or "Spooky PAC...

Soros Throwing His Money Behind Obama, Progressive Groups

Reuters | Posted 07.07.2012 | Business

* Money will go to Super Pac, another organization * Soros had largely remained on sidelines By Alina Selyukh ...

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?

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 a ...

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...