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Paul Blumenthal

Sick Of Super PACs? Get Ready For The Next Big Threat

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The joint fundraising committee may join the super PAC and the "dark money" nonprofit as the new face of big money in politics if the Su...

Top Democratic Donor Breached Aggregate Contribution Limit Last Year

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

The revelation comes just as Alabama Republican activist Shaun McCutcheon and the Republican National Committee are challenging the federal political contribution ceiling, put in place following the Watergate scandal.

Paul Blumenthal

McConnell To Supreme Court: Let Candidates Accept Unlimited Cash

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Oct. 8, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) will argue to the Supreme Court that all campaign contribution limits should be eliminated and t...

Republicans Face Super PAC Attacks Over Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Majority PAC, one of the largest Democratic super PACs, on Thursday launched a television- and online-advertising campaign targeti...

Michael McLaughlin

National Republicans Converge On NYC's Mayoral Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 09.30.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- A little-known group of powerful Republican activists and donors with experience in campaigns across the country have coalesced in an atte...

Ashley Woods

GOP Senate Candidate Welcomes Super PAC Money

HuffingtonPost.com | Ashley Woods | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

GOP candidate Terri Lynn Land is welcoming controversial super PAC money into her race to win Michigan's open Senate seat. Land was recorded tellin...

Why the American Economy Is a House of Cards

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 11.19.2013 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

The American economy today is a house of cards, wherein each added layer of cards at the top increases the pressure on the lower tiers and threatens the stability of the entire structure.

Republicans Swipe Hillary: 'She Simply Cannot Be Trusted'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

A Republican super PAC is criticizing former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's national security credentials ahead of a speech in Philadelphia, ABC...

Super PAC Prepares For Hillary Allies

The Hill | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics

Ready for Hillary, the group focused on helping Hillary Clinton win the White House in 2016, is gearing up to aid her down-ballot allies in races lead...

Secretive super PAC may be breaking federal law

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Dave Levinthal August 28, 2013This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan investiga...

Paul Blumenthal

Santorum Illegally Directed $1 Million To Super PAC Supporting Campaign, Watchdogs Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former 2012 Republican presidential candidate and Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) broke campaign finance rules by directing a $1 million chec...

Nearly 2/3 Of William Koch's Political Giving Was To Democrats Before The 2012 Election

Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics

As the Center for Public Integrity reports, billionaire businessman William Koch is emerging from the shadows of his more well-known brothers to take ...

Recent Thoughts on Money in Politics

Dan Glickman | Posted 10.12.2013 | Politics
Dan Glickman

Raising large sums of money is clearly one of the ways in which freshmen legislators can scare off potential challengers and prove their value to their party leadership. But this system allows wealthy interests to advance their own agenda.

Dead Donors Gave Campaigns Roughly $600,000

The Huffington Post | Danielle Schlanger | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics

Some citizens are donating sizably to political campaigns despite being dead, a Monday report by USA Today found. According to USA Today's analysis...

Paul Blumenthal

Who Are This Year's Biggest Super PAC Donors?

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mega-donors remain the biggest source of funds for super PACs so far in the 2014 election cycle, but their share of those donations is d...

Paul Blumenthal

Super PAC Fundraising Soars For 2014

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Super PACs are set to be a massive force in the 2014 midterms, having collectively raised $59 million during the first half of this year...

Liberal Groups Turn Tables On Conservatives

Center for Public Integrity | Michael Bekel | Posted 08.01.2013 | Politics

Democrats have become the kings of super PACs. With Congress fighting over gun legislation and immigration, and 2014 midterm races already simmerin...

Paul Blumenthal

Rove Fundraising Groups Get Slow Start For 2014 Elections

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The political groups co-founded by GOP political strategist Karl Rove are raising funds at a slower pace than they did in the last elect...

Super PAC for independents closes down

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Michael Beckel July 30, 2013This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigati...

A Common Enemy

The New York Times | Posted 07.30.2013 | New York

Alarmed by Eliot Spitzer’s momentum in his unexpected bid to win citywide office, an unlikely coalition of business leaders, women’s groups and la...

Former Candidate Gives Very Un-Slick Answer On Well-Oiled Groups

Upworthy | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics

In the short time this guy asks "What has America Become?," you may get an uncontrollable urge to say "Amen!"...

The Real Scandal Is Money in Politics, Not the IRS

Rep. Ted Deutch | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics
Rep. Ted Deutch

The IRS does not belong in the business of evaluating political conduct, nor did Congress ever intend to award political organizations with a tax-exemption reserved for groups "operated exclusively for the promotion of social welfare."

Super PAC forms to elect liberal women governors

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Adam Wollner July 10, 2013 This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan...

16th State Joins Calls For Amendment To Overturn Citizens United

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.04.2013 | Politics

Oregon joined 15 other states earlier this week in an official call for Congress to put forth a resolution overturning the Supreme Court's landmark 20...

GOP leadership PACs boost American Future Fund

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Michael Beckel July 2, 2013 This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisa...