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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...

Paul Blumenthal

Gingrich Super PAC Donor Moves His Money | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A super PAC launched to protect the Republican Party majority in the House of Representatives received its biggest infusion of cash to d...

Karl Rove's Crossroads 'Grassroots' Group Funded By $10 Million Checks

Posted 04.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The “GPS” in Crossroads GPS ostensibly stands for grassroots policy strategies, but the Washington Post reported Friday that nearly ...

The Republican Path to National Failure

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

From immigration to health care and education reform, the Republicans are arguing for restricting access not only to the poor, but chiefly to the middle class. At the same time, they are arguing for a greater concentration of wealth among the elites.

Constitution Check: Would the Supreme Court Uphold a Ban on Super PACs Closely Linked to Candidates?

Lyle Denniston | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics
Lyle Denniston

The theory, of course, will be that, if political spending is a form of speech, there should be no limit on spending that "speaks" directly to a candidate who shares one's policy views.

Matt Sledge

Eric Cantor's Donation To Anti-Incumbent Super PAC Stirs Texas Democratic Feud | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

Rep. Eric Cantor probably didn't see this coming. The House GOP majority leader's attempt to intervene in a Republican primary in Illinois has become ...

Palin Group Still Hasn't Followed Through With Purpose

Politico | Kenneth P. Vogel | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

Sarah Palin’s political action committee raised $388,000 in the first three months of the year, but it spent $418,000 and didn’t give a dime to an...

Paul Blumenthal

Why Is This Presidential Race Different From All Others? | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Rick Santorum exits the Republican presidential primary campaign stage right and Newt Gingrich wallows in a sea of debt, the general ...

Friess Makes Switch

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

Foster Friess, the main contributor to Rick Santorum's super PAC, said he intends to help Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican nominee. "I’m o...

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 of...

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 that...

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.

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...