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Corporations Can't Pledge Allegiance

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics
Frances Moore Lappe

If, in our Founders' vision, a Republic depended on the capacity of educated citizens for reasoned consideration over public matters, then surely "spending as speech" is a body blow to our Republic.

Is Paul Ryan Romney's Best Bet?

Leighton Vaughan Williams | Posted 10.15.2012 | Business
Leighton Vaughan Williams

Choosing Paul Ryan as his running mate is probably a chance that Mitt Romney thinks is worth taking, the best among the limited choices his backers would allow him.

Jason Linkins

What To Do About Outrageous Super PAC Ads

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics

Ah, super PACs. It seems like only yesterday they came steaming into our lives, promising to play havoc with our politics on a thick cushion of dark m...

Koch Brothers Group Unleashes Ad In $25 Million Anti-Obama Blitz

The Huffington Post | Patrick Svitek | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics

Voters are allowed to kick a likable guy out of office. That's the core message in the second phase of Americans for Prosperity's largest ad campai...

Following the Money, Missing the Point

Graham Milne | Posted 10.13.2012 | Politics
Graham Milne

We cannot achieve true fairness in this world until we stop worshipping those things that make the world unfair. What's most encouraging is that we still have the choice to do that. We just have to make it.

Lobbyist-Friendly Republicans Hit By Ad Blitz

The Huffington Post | Patrick Svitek | Posted 08.09.2012 | Politics

A new super PAC hoping to highlight the outsize influence of money in politics unveiled Thursday an ad blitz that charges four Republican lawmakers wi...

College Students Create The Beer Super PAC

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.08.2012 | College

After Daniel Bassali and Winslow Marshall created the Slam Dunks, Fireworks and Eagles Super PAC, they didn't really know where to go with it. So Bas...

Super PACs help tea party candidate win Senate runoff in Texas

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Alexandra Duszak and Reity O'BrieniWatch NewsIn a Texas-sized spending battle that attracted more than $14 million in outside money, Ted Cruz ups...

Howard Fineman

What Do Mega-Donors Really Want For All That Money?

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Heed their names for they are the country's new power brokers: Sheldon Adelson, David and Charles Koch, Harold Simmons, and Bob Perry,...

Paul Blumenthal

New Names Among 100-Plus Super PAC Mega-Donors

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Super PACs had their biggest fundraising month ever in June when they raised a combined total exceeding $54 million. In total, super PAC...

U.S. Olympics Committee Nixes Anti-Romney Ad

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.26.2012 | Politics

The U.S. Olympic Committee told the Democratic super PAC Priorities USA Action to pull down its new advertisement from the web and not to cut a versio...

Paul Blumenthal

Reformers To NBC: Don't Let Super PACs 'Ruin The Olympics'

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new coalition opposed to super PACs, unPAC.org, is calling on NBC to reject super PAC ads during the London Olympics. The call, whi...

Paul Blumenthal

Super PACs Eliminate Big Obama Advantage

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Super PACs and conservative non-profit groups have helped Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney blunt the massive television adv...

Paul Blumenthal

Democrats Support Bold Fix For Citizens United

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats, battered by a tsunami of independent campaign spending and without legislative recourse, promoted a constitutional ame...

Sitting Out Starbucks

Sen. Dick Durbin | Posted 09.22.2012 | Politics
Sen. Dick Durbin

A few years ago Howard Schultz, the founder of Starbucks, spoke to a group of Democratic Senators at a luncheon on Capitol Hill. His speech was about ...

Paul Blumenthal

Obama Super PAC Posts Impressive Fundraising

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top super PAC backing President Barack Obama's reelection campaign had its best month, raising $6.1 million in June. Priorities U...

Paul Blumenthal

Romney Super PAC Breaks Record

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney will be getting a lot of support from the super PAC run by his former aides in the future. Restore Our Future raised $20.7 m...

Morgan Freeman Gives $1 Million To Obama-Allied Super PAC

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.19.2012 | Politics

Actor Morgan Freeman has pledged his support for President Barack Obama by cutting a $1 million check to pro-Obama super PAC Priorities USA Action, ac...

Janell Ross

Billionaire Former Univision Owner's 'Deplorable' Donations Back Anti-Immigrant Candidates

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 07.19.2012 | Latino Voices

Jerry Perenchio, who built a personal fortune as co-owner of the Univision Spanish-language TV network, donated at least $2.5 million to super PACs ba...

How Much Has Citizens United Changed The Political Game?

The New York Times | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics

The reason for this exponential leap in political spending, if you talk to most Democrats or read most news reports, comes down to two words: Citizens...

Patrick Svitek

Sheldon Adelson's Lawyer Threatens To Sue Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Likening Casino Magnate To A 'Pimp'

HuffingtonPost.com | Patrick Svitek | Posted 08.02.2012 | Politics

UPDATE: 7:27 p.m. 8/2/2012 -- The DCCC has retracted its allegations against Sheldon Adelson. A lawyer for casino magnate Sheldon Adelson has thr...

Paul Blumenthal

Republicans Filibuster Post-Citizens United Transparency Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans blocked a bill Monday evening to increase transparency in campaign spending by independent groups. In a 51-44 vote...

GOP Super PACs Tap Sheldon Adelson For Big Bucks

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two super PACs closely linked to the Republican House majority raised a combined $6.6 million in the second quarter of 2012 thanks to co...

Paul Blumenthal

Dem Super PACs Gain In Crucial Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Four Democratic super PACs announced in a joint statement on Friday that they had raised a combined $25 million in the second quarter of...

Paul Blumenthal

Soros Son's New Super PAC Has Ironic Mission

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The newest super PAC ready to make a splash in the fall elections may be the least likely. Friends of Democracy -- which is headed by Jo...