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WATCH: Colbert's Amazing Interview With Retired Supreme Court Justice

Posted 01.20.2012 | Comedy

It's been widely reported that politicians have been warned against appearing on "The Colbert Report" for fear of Stephen Colbert using comedy tricker...

S.C. governor got $62,500 from Romney-affiliated PACs

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Rachael Marcus, iWatch NewsSouth Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, a key supporter of Mitt Romney, received $62,500 in campaign contributions since 2...

Roberts Court: Wreaking Havoc on 2012 Elections

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

The Supreme Court decision in the Citizens United case is wreaking havoc on the 2012 elections. The Court has opened the door wide to future scandals ...

Dan Froomkin

Coalition Takes New Tack To Uncover Corporate Political Spending | Dan Froomkin | Posted 01.19.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- It used to be against the law for executives to spend funds from their massive corporate treasuries to directly influence elections. But...

Citizens United Turns Two: Democracy Is Not a Game

Liz Kennedy | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics
Liz Kennedy

After two years of growing public opposition and mounting evidence of the damage of uncontrolled money in politics, the Court should reconsider its decision in Citizens United.

Paul Blumenthal

Stephen Colbert Copies Karl Rove In Secret Money Quest | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

This is part four of a five-part series by The Huffington Post about Stephen Colbert's ongoing exploration of the nation's campaign finance laws. Read...

Gingrich Is Obama's New Best Friend Forever

Mark W. Schleisner | Posted 03.17.2012 | Politics
Mark W. Schleisner

Barack Obama should take Newt Gingrich out for a beer. Heck, maybe even dinner. Newt is unleashing a scorched-earth campaign on Mitt Romney with such ...

Paul Blumenthal

Mr. Super PAC Goes To Washington | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

This is part three of a five-part series by The Huffington Post about Stephen Colbert's ongoing exploration of the nation's campaign finance laws. Rea...

Obama Pledge Creates Hurdle For 2012 Group

Politico | Glenn Thrush and Kenneth P. Vogel | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics

Last spring, Sean Sweeney -- a co-founder of Priorities USA Action, Barack Obama's not-so-super super PAC -- rode an elevator up to a donor's office a...

WATCH: Stewart, Colbert Expose Huge 'Loopchasms' In FEC Law

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 02.23.2012 | Comedy

Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart's grand experiment in using satire as a political weapon continued Tuesday night on "The Daily Show," when the "Colber...

New Yorkers Want a More Accountable Government

Nick Nyhart | Posted 03.18.2012 | New York
Nick Nyhart

As we watch the federal campaign finance system move further and further into the hands of an elite few wealthy Americans, New York will hopefully move in a different direction.

Stephen Colbert, The Next Ronald Reagan? Why The Star Is On To Something

Jordan Zakarin | Posted 03.18.2012 | Entertainment
Jordan Zakarin

Stripped of specific details, the political beginnings of Ronald Reagan and Stephen Colbert are remarkably interchangeable.

Paul Blumenthal

Why Romney's Super PAC Stance Doesn't Make Sense | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In Monday night's GOP presidential debate, Mitt Romney attempted to sidestep questions about a pro-Romney super PAC by stating there was...

Paul Blumenthal

Stephen Colbert's Super PAC Puts Comedy Central Host In Big Leagues (Part 2) | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

This is part two of a five-part series by The Huffington Post about Stephen Colbert's ongoing exploration of the nation's campaign finance laws. Read ...

Citizens United Already Having Big Impact On 2012 Elections

AP | JACK GILLUM | Posted 03.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Forget kissing babies on the campaign trail. The millions of dollars' worth of political advertisements airing before the early pri...

Santorum Accuses Rival's Group Of 'Smear Campaign'

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 03.17.2012 | Politics

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Republican Rick Santorum complained bitterly Monday that a political action committee that supports presidential rival Mitt Rom...

Paul Blumenthal

Colbert's War: Only A Comedian Can Explain Country's Campaign Finance Laws | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

This is the first part of a five-part series by The Huffington Post about Stephen Colbert's ongoing explanation of the nation's campaign finance laws....

Amanda Terkel

Rick Santorum To Mitt Romney: Tell Your Supporters To Stop Ad Attacking Me | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rick Santorum is calling on Mitt Romney to urge an independent group supporting his presidential bid to take down a TV ad attacking him,...

An Attack Ad So Ridiculous, Even the Cynical Among Us Must Complain

Steve Bell | Posted 03.15.2012 | Politics
Steve Bell

I enjoy the spectacle of advertisements being run in Florida against Sen. Rick Santorum by the Super PAC funded by Mitt Romney supporters. 'Enjoy" because almost no other ads this season achieve the level of irony and cognitive dissonance of these spots.

Jon Ward

What's The Problem? Pro-Gingrich Super PAC Asks Romney For Attack Film Gripes | Jon Ward | Posted 01.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A super PAC supporting Newt Gingrich sent a letter late Friday to Mitt Romney, asking him to disclose information about his past employm...

Paul Blumenthal

Who's Behind The Anti-Romney Documentary? | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- South Carolina has a reputation as the most vicious contest in the presidential primary calendar. It's where Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) ...

Jon Ward

Gingrich Calls For Anti-Romney Film To Be Edited | Jon Ward | Posted 01.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Newt Gingrich has called on a pro-Gingrich super PAC to edit a 28-minute film attacking Mitt Romney to "remove inaccuracies" and asked R...

Rules against coordination between super PACs, candidates, tough to enforce

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Rachael Marcus and John Dunbar, iWatch NewsPresidential front-runner Mitt Romney knows that he can't talk to the people who run the notorious "su...

Mommy, Where Do Jobs Come From?

Catherine Crier | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics
Catherine Crier

Each Republican candidate says they will push through lower taxes and cut regulations -- a sure way to unleash the currently oppressed private economy. If this oft-repeated theory of domestic growth is correct, then why were the Bush years, with a Republican Congress cutting taxes and regulations, such an abysmal time for job creation? Countless nonpartisan economists and rational policy-makers have explained the historic path to growth: investment in infrastructure, improved education, legal immigration for the best and brightest and a balanced approach to spending cuts and revenue growth. Whether you're a liberal or conservative, you should demand honest information from candidates and politicians.

McCain Slams Citizens United

AP | Posted 01.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. John McCain says the Supreme Court ruling that led to formation of super PACs was "one of the worst decisions I have ever seen." M...