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Carl Icahn's $150 Million Threat: Cut Corporate Taxes Or Face My Super PAC

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn issued a $150 million threat to Congress on Wednesday: pass legislation slashing corporat...

Trump Campaign Reportedly Threatened To Sue Washington Post Over Super PAC Story

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 10.19.2015 | Media

The Washington Post says Donald Trump's campaign threatened to sue the paper if it reported that the candidate had improper connections wit...

2016 Presidential Candidates Raised Big Money Over The Summer

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson and Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton led their respective parties in fund...

Jeb Bush Campaign Cuts Back: 'The High Life Has Ended'

Politico | Annum Masroor | Posted 10.15.2015 | Politics

On the first day of a two-day Iowa swing back in August, Jeb Bush flew from Davenport to Ankeny in a private plane. The next day, after he spent more...

Campaign Finance Reformers Want Details At Democratic Debate

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Campaign finance reformers don’t want to just hear denunciations of the rising role of big money in politics from the Democratic ...

Charles Koch Denies Dark Money Donations

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.12.2015 | Politics

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Why The House Speaker Scramble May Imperil Republican Fundraising

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans find themselves in a panic after Republican Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) abruptly quit the race to ...

Hmm, This Dark Money Org Seems To Exist Just To Help Marco Rubio

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics

For a long time, I've been pointing out that the rumors of a "firewall" between the activities of political candidates and the activities of the dark...

California Moves To Stop Super PAC Coordination

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.15.2015 | Politics

Update: Oct. 15 -- The California Fair Political Practices Commission approved the new regulations governing coordination between campaigns and indep...

Prediction: Trump vs Sanders in 2016

Judy Frankel | Posted 10.05.2015 | Entertainment
Judy Frankel

Spoiler alert! If Republicans were given the choice of Trump or "other," most Republicans would vote "other." However, because our election system is "first past the post" (FPTP), the winner takes all.

Mitt Romney: 'We've Gotta Rethink Campaign Finance'

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney called for campaign finance reform in the wake of the explosion of super PACs, which...

Americans Agree On One Thing: Citizens United Is Terrible

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 09.29.2015 | Politics

Tuesday marks the 10th anniversary of Chief Justice John Roberts taking the helm of the Supreme Court, and as academics and journalists loo...

Super PAC Contributions Can Be Considered Bribes: Judge

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A district court judge on Monday dismissed four corruption charges against Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) and his donor Salomon Melgen, ...

No, Scott Walker's Super PAC Donors Didn't Waste Their Money

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.27.2015 | Politics

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Predicting Next Republicans to Exit the Race

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.23.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

So we're down to the paltry number of "only" 15 Republican candidates for president, as Scott Walker has now joined Rick Perry on the sidelines of the race.

Senator Ted Cruz: Demagogue Or Just Serial Liar

Marvin Meadors | Posted 09.16.2015 | Politics
Marvin Meadors

Cruz openly identifies with the Tea Party movement which may help to explain his motivation. The Tea Party movement seems to expect lies from their candidates because speaking the truth is supported by facts and data, which is so often irrelevant to their arguments.

Bobby Jindal's Biggest Donors Benefited From His Administration

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s presidential campaign has been propped up by the $4.6 million he helped two supposedly independent ...

Hillary Clinton Releases Broad Campaign Finance Reform Plan

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will roll out a full plan this week detailing how she w...

Maine Voters Hope To Restore Their Revolutionary Election System

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In 1996, Maine became the first state to enact a public financing system for statewide elections, inspiring other places, including Ari...

Corporate, Koch Money Dominates Early 2016 Senate Race Spending

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The race for control of the Senate is already underway -- and it is being fueled by outside groups that do not disclose their donors.&n...

How Super Are Super PACs?

MoneyTips | Posted 08.21.2015 | Politics
MoneyTips

Whether you love or hate Super PACs, they are clearly going to be a driving force in the 2016 presidential election as well as elections in the foreseeable future. What are these Super PACs and why have they taken such a prominent role in campaign financing?

We're Still In The Dark About Some Super PAC Donors

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Super PACs, the political action committees fueling the early presidential advertising wars, are supposed to transparently disclose whe...

These Dark Money Groups Shed Some Light On Secretive Megadonors

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two Pennsylvania-based nonprofits that have funded everything from a super PAC supporting Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) to education privatiza...

Jeb Bush Super PAC Donors Also Spend Big To Influence Washington

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A number of donors giving eye-popping sums to a super PAC supporting former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's presidential campaign are also majo...

Oligarchy Of Super PAC Megadonors Have Conquered American Politics

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.31.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new oligarchic era of American politics came into full view on Friday, as super PACs disclosed fundraising details showing billionair...