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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...

Giving Voice Back to the People

Martha Coakley | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics
Martha Coakley

In the two years since the Supreme Court handed down its decision in Citizens United v. FEC, those of us who are concerned with the growing influence of special interests and corporations in our political process have seen our worst fears realized.

Who Cares Who Finished Second in New Hampshire?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 03.11.2012 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Despite efforts by candidates and the media to create a story that Mitt Romney has still not wrapped up the nomination, Romney has, in fact, all but clinched the Republican nomination for president.

Jon Ward

Rush Goes Nuclear On Newt, Compares Him To Elizabeth Warren | Jon Ward | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh went nuclear on Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Tuesday, layin...

Jason Linkins

How To Deal With Super PACs: A Primer For The Media | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.11.2012 | Media

Chances are, if you've been following Stephen Colbert's high-concept satiric attack on super PACs you may be somewhat versed in the controversy these organizations have caused and the potential distorting effect they have on the political discourse.

Campaign 2012: The Disconnect Widens

Arianna Huffington | Posted 03.11.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Perhaps the profound disconnect between what people are really concerned about and what the 2012 candidates are talking about is why only 17 percent of Americans are satisfied with the way things are going.

Voters Left In The Dark About Key 2012 Force

AP | JACK GILLUM | Posted 03.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Dubbed "super PACs" and flush with millions of dollars, outside groups backing and attacking Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich include ...

Casino mogul's $5 million check to pro-Gingrich group a harbinger of GOP help to come

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 03.10.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Peter H. Stone, iWatch NewsThe $5 million check that casino mogul Sheldon Adelson wrote to help his friend Newt Gingrich win his party's presiden...

Paul Blumenthal

Romney vs. Paul On Air In New Hampshire | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, with a year-long, double-digit lead in the polls, has gone in for the kill in New Hampshire with ...

Lucia Graves

Gingrich Attacks Romney: 'You Think My Rhetoric Is Over The Top?' | Lucia Graves | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

During Sunday's GOP debate in New Hampshire, host David Gregory discussed the campaign's increasingly negative tone, noting Newt Gingrich had complain...