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Shady Political Fundraisers Give Themselves Huge Paydays

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 02.24.2012 | Business

Super political action committees appear to serve two purposes: helping candidates win elections and, of course, making a select few rather rich. ...

Georgia Now Ground Zero for Super PACs and Citizens United

Rep. Hank Johnson | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics
Rep. Hank Johnson

The "Nastiest Show on Earth" otherwise known as the "Slimary Process" -- the prolonged and agonizing Republican primary to select a presidential candidate -- is already being called the dirtiest of all time by political pundits and voters alike.

Top fundraiser for Romney super PAC gets a $1.9 million payday

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Peter H. Stone, iWatch NewsA super PAC supporting Mitt Romney has paid one of the Republican candidate's veteran fundraisers a fee of $1.9 million ...

Paul Blumenthal

Romney Super PAC 'Has Clearly Violated The Law' | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The main super PAC supporting Mitt Romney's presidential campaign has violated campaign finance law, a nonpartisan campaign finance watc...

A Remote Solution

Richard Geldard | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics
Richard Geldard

Listening to a candidate speak to the issues, either in debate or speeches is the only way to gauge to what extent he or she speaks to your own values and convictions. And we cannot arrive at that convergence by listening to advertising.

Super PAC Contributions Concentrated Among Several Donors

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.22.2012 | Politics

Super PACs, the political groups flexing their muscles in a presidential race for the first time, are disproportionately funded by a handful of donors...

WATCH: Colbert Slams Pelosi, Loves Kittens

Posted 02.22.2012 | Comedy

Nancy Pelosi stirred up a hornet's nest named "Colbert Nation" when she released an ad attacking Colbert for raising unlimited funds through his Super...

The GOP's Big Investors

Robert Reich | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

Whoever emerges as the GOP standard-bearer will be deeply indebted to a handful of people, each of whom will expect a good return on their investment. And this is just the beginning. We haven't even come to the general election.

Gingrich Backer Hints At Bold Move

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.21.2012 | Politics

Las Vegas casino mogul Sheldon Adelson said he would give up to $100 million to Newt Gingrich or another GOP candidate, according to a rare interview ...

Paul Blumenthal

Romney's Bad January Gets Worse | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As he remains stuck in a four-way race for the Republican presidential nomination, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's financial adv...

Newt's Billionaire Donor Could Give Romney De Facto Boost

RealClearPolitics | Posted 04.21.2012 | Politics

So far, at least, no one would accuse Winning Our Future, the pro-Newt Gingrich super PAC, of going easy on Mitt Romney....

Amanda Terkel

Asian-American Super PAC Launches To Hit Back Against Controversial Ad | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new super PAC has formed to support allies of the Asian Pacific Islander community after GOP Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra aired a co...

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 coffers ...

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 ...