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Post-9/11 Rebuilding Isn't The Only Reason Hedge Funds Support Hillary Clinton

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.17.2015 | Politics

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Bernie Sanders Joins Snapchat: Here's a Hilarious Video About His Social Media Journey (NSFW)

Brian Hanley | Posted 11.16.2015 | Politics
Brian Hanley


How to Get More Young People Involved in Politics

Brian Hanley | Posted 11.14.2015 | Politics
Brian Hanley

If only young people in this country knew and cared half as much about politics as they do fantasy football, we'd be twice the democracy that we are today. In a true democracy, we'd demand more qualified candidates. We'd demand more substantive debates. We'd demand a political process that works for all of the people

How Super PACs And Campaigns Are Coordinating In 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The role of single-candidate super PACs has expanded exponentially in the 2016 presidential campaign. Candidates have become increasing...

Is Hillary Clinton a Shield for Bernie Sanders?

Brian Hanley | Posted 11.11.2015 | Politics
Brian Hanley

Hillary Clinton's ubiquitous brand recognition has a downside. It makes the Democratic frontrunner an easy target for Republicans. If tonight's GOP debate revealed anything, it's that Hillary Clinton is the common enemy of the Republican Party.

FEC Deadlocks On Whether Candidates Can Coordinate With Their Own Super PACs

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A request to relax limits on coordination between candidates and super PACs left the Federal Election Commission divided and, at times,...

95 Percent Of GOP Ad Dollars Comes From Outside Groups

NBC News | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 11.04.2015 | Media

A whopping 95 percent of the TV ad spending in the Republican presidential race has come from outside groups and Super PACs, while just 5 percent com...

Cities and States Are Leading Fight Against Big Money

Benjamin T. Brickner | Posted 11.04.2015 | Politics
Benjamin T. Brickner

Last night, voters at opposite ends of the country took a strong step toward reclaiming democracy for ordinary Americans.

Your State And Local Elections Are Now A Super PAC Playground

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The influence of billionaires in the post-Citizens United era is in no way limited to the 2016 presidential and congressional elections...

Carl Icahn's Latest Investment: Corporate Tax Dodging

Frank Clemente | Posted 10.29.2015 | Politics
Frank Clemente

A successful investor for half a century, Carl Icahn knows where to put his money. And right now our political system is so receptive to the whims of the wealthy and so deaf to the needs of working people, he knows his best investment is in pushing that advantage even further.

Donald Trump Takes Aim At Rival's Super PAC Support

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.26.2015 | Entertainment

WASHINGTON -- Billionaire eccentric and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Monday called on all presidential candidates to disavow sup...

Donald Trump Tells Pro-Trump Super PACs To Shut It Down

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.23.2015 | Entertainment

WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump, the eccentric billionaire leading the Republican presidential race, told all super PACs supporting him to return any cont...

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...

Plutocrats and Their Pets

Richard North Patterson | Posted 10.20.2015 | Politics
Richard North Patterson

Rubio's panders abound. But what marks this callow candidate -- and the shame of Citizens United -- is his willingness to delegate his views on vital foreign policy issues to an ignorant and imperious donor.

Citizens United Is Headed for the California Ballot: Here's What You Need to Know

Bill Blum | Posted 10.16.2015 | Politics
Bill Blum

Within the next 90 days, the California Supreme Court will decide if a referendum should be placed on the November 2016 ballot asking voters whether they want to amend the federal Constitution to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court's dreaded Citizens United ruling.

Carly Fiorina Raised $6.8 Million In Third Quarter

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON --  Carly Fiorina's presidential campaign announced Tuesday that it raised $6.8 million in the third quarter of 2015, a respectable h...

Charles Koch Denies Dark Money Donations

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.12.2015 | Politics

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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...

How Chief Justice Roberts and Four Supreme Court Colleagues Gave the Nation a System of Legalized Bribery

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 10.06.2015 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

The Supreme Court began its fall term this week. This seems like a good time to pause for a moment and revisit how decisions by Chief Justice John Roberts and four of his Supreme Court colleagues during the past five years have given the nation a system of legalized bribery.

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.

It's Been Four Years Since Stephen Colbert Created a Super PAC -- Where Did All That Money Go?

The Sunlight Foundation | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics
The Sunlight Foundation

Sunlight's Senior Staff Writer Melissa Yeager went step-by-step down the Colbert super PAC money trail to demonstrate how complicated it really is to follow the money under our current campaign finance system.

Jeb Bush's $100,000 Redskins Question

Bernie Shine | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics
Bernie Shine

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush has weighed in on the controversial name of the Washington Redskins. In an interview airing tomorrow for the new SiriusXM program The Arena, one could easily pick apart nearly everything Jeb said.

IRS Appears Headed Toward New Rules that Will Continue to License Secret Contributions in Federal Elections

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 10.23.2015 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen appears to be headed toward issuing new IRS regulations that will continue to license section 501(c)(4) groups to improperly launder massive amounts of secret contributions into federal elections.

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, ...

Walker Walks Out: These 2 Graphs Show the Real Reasons Scott Walker Quit the GOP Race

Graphiq | Posted 09.25.2015 | Politics

Even before he officially joined the race, many political prognosticators dubbed Gov. Scott Walker the candidate to beat for the presidential nomination. But time on the campaign trail reveals all flaws, and just 10 weeks after he announced he was running for president, Walker dropped out of the race.