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Gingrich Threatens TV Stations

Politico | Ken Vogel | Posted 02.17.2012 | Politics

Newt Gingrich’s campaign is threatening to sue TV stations in upcoming primary states that are airing or plan to broadcast an ad from a pro-Mitt Rom...

GOP Candidates Unanimously Agree to Eliminate Facts From Future Debates

David Fagin | Posted 04.18.2012 | Comedy
David Fagin

Hot-button issues, such as, "A woman's right to choose" will be watered down to the more fashionable, "A woman's right to Jimmy Choos."

Sam Stein

In Michigan, Rick Santorum Goes All In | Sam Stein | Posted 02.20.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Former Sen. Rick Santorum's presidential campaign and his allied super PAC are putting all their chips into Michigan in hopes that a win t...

GOPowers to the People

Jim Jaffe | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics
Jim Jaffe

You don't have to be enamored with any of the Republican candidates to enjoy the exercise and the proof it provides that power resides with the people.

Perry Considering New Super PAC

Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is looking into using leftover cash from his failed Republican presidential campaign to create a PAC or super PAC. In a Monda...

Paul Blumenthal

Dems: Investigate Rove's Secret Money Group | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Seven Democratic senators sent a letter to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) calling for an investigation into social welfare nonprofit...

The .000063% Election

Ari Berman | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics
Ari Berman

If you want to know how the moneyed class, who prospered during the Bush and Clinton years, found a way to kill or water down nearly everything it objected to in the Obama years, look no further than the grip of the 1% of the 1% on our political system.

Lessons Not Learned: Super PACs and a Return to the Nixon Era

Dan Glickman | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics
Dan Glickman

A famous political cliché is that money is the mother's milk of politics and it would be impossible to eliminate money from campaigns. But what is most disconcerting is when that funding comes from a very small number of individuals and organizations.

Money Throws Democracy Overboard

Bill Moyers | Posted 04.15.2012 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Our elections have replaced horse racing as the sport of kings. Only these kings are multi-billionaire, corporate moguls who by the divine right, not of God, but the United States Supreme Court and its Citizens United decision, are now buying politicians like so much pricey horseflesh.

Jason Linkins

Romney's Offensive Against Santorum Will Be Weak But Well-Funded | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.15.2012 | Politics

While Romney's "Get Santorum" message itself is as spicy as vanilla ice cream, the money that Romney is prepared to invest in his latest all-out-attack is going to buy plenty of scoops. The Romney super PAC has already dropped $500,000 into Michigan to begin mounting attack ads. The no-brainer way of attacking Santorum is to go after him on his extreme social positions. Unfortunately, now that Romney has decided to be a hardline conservative, that option is not open to him. So, Santorum may struggle with this attack, but his struggle won't be on the merits -- it will be because Romney drowns out his counter argument.

Mr. President, Take the Money!

Russell Simmons | Posted 04.15.2012 | Politics
Russell Simmons

President Obama made the right decision several days ago that he was not going to let those who want to take the nation backward outspend him for the attention and public mindset of millions of people who will be influenced by super PACs.

Four Cabinet members willing to help Democratic super PACs

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 04.14.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Michael Beckel, iWatch NewsAt least four Cabinet members appear ready and willing to answer President Barack Obama's call to help fill the coffer...

CPAC panel: 'Celebrate' Citizens United ruling

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Michael Beckel, iWatch NewsAnonymous political speech. Foreign money in U.S. elections. The proliferation of super PACs. How grave a threat do any...

Christians Should Unite For This Election (Behind Stephen Colbert?)

Tim Suttle | Posted 04.11.2012 | Religion
Tim Suttle

Instead of sending your $100 or $200 political donation to the party of your choice, why not consider throwing your weight behind Stephen Colbert's campaign against Citizens United? He actually might be making a difference.

'New Reality' Of Citizens United 'Raises Concerns'

AP | By STEPHEN BRAUN | Posted 02.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Money pouring into the presidential election from super political action committees and nonprofit campaign groups appears so far to be s...

WATCH: 'Sh*t Mitt Says'

Posted 02.09.2012 | Politics

It was only a matter of time. The "Sh*t so-and-so says" meme has officially been brought into the fold of campaign politics, with Democratic super ...

The Obama Conundrum -- Is Accepting Super PAC Money a Hypocrisy?

Michael Russnow | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics
Michael Russnow

We can't bicker among ourselves while the other side has no problem focusing on the primary objective, which is to win -- even at all costs.

Jason Linkins

Obama's Super PAC Embrace Is Secretly Loved Inside The Beltway | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.09.2012 | Media

I have nits to pick with a few parts of Jim VandeHei's column "The political transformation of Barack Obama," but I'd rather talk about the way he tak...

Calling Wealthy Democrats

Brent Budowsky | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Citizens United destroys the American notion of citizenship by creating separate and unequal classes of Americans. It creates a de facto American House of Lords, in which all other Americans are relegated to second-class citizenship.

Rick Santorum's Red Badge of 'Savage'

Wade Norris | Posted 04.09.2012 | Denver
Wade Norris

We now have a real fight on our hands for the 2012 campaign. Do not underestimate Rick Santorum. IMHO he has all the boxes checked for a viable Rep...

Super Pack

Jeff Danziger | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Jason Linkins

Obama Faces Super PAC Conundrum | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama's decision to give his "reluctant blessing" to a super PAC supporting him, Priorities USA Action, has created something of a low-grade mess for his campaign team, which has had to spend the past few days fending off charges of hypocrisy from the press. This is understandable! President Obama, after all, famously defamed the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision that has allowed these secretive organizations to flower and flourish. And the president has taken his share of shots from those on his side of the aisle as well: Russ Feingold characterized Obama's embrace of the super PAC system as "dancing with the devil."

How Congress Can Overrule Citizens United

Bruce Ackerman | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics
Bruce Ackerman

It is in nobody's interest to see the Supreme Court's legitimacy damaged as Super PACs increasingly erode Americans' fundamental commitment to democracy. The Court should be given a second-chance to define the meaning of free speech.

Zach Carter

Gingrich Backer Sheldon Adelson Makes $3.3 Million An Hour | Zach Carter | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican donor Sheldon Adelson needed just a few hours to earn enough money to dramatically alter the course of the Republican preside...

How Super PACs Are Auctioning Our Democracy to the Highest Bidder, and How We Can Fight Back

Blair Bowie | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics
Blair Bowie

We've determined that Super PACs are like kryptonite for our democracy. What can we do to fight back against this menace?