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Dems Walk Back Serious Allegations Against Major Romney Backer

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.02.2012 | Politics

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee retracted allegations against billionaire super PAC donor Sheldon Adelson on Tuesday after the casino ...

Pro-Obama Super PAC Reserves $30 Million In TV Ad Time In Swing States

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics

Priorities USA Action, a super PAC backing President Barack Obama, has reserved $30 million worth of television ad buy in six battleground states. ...

New Romney Ad Asks You To 'Believe In Our Future'

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's campaign and the Republican National Committee together released a new television ad Tuesday, touting the presumptive Republican nominee...

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...

Pro-Romney Group Hits Obama's 'False, Desperate Attacks'

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.27.2012 | Politics

Restore Our Future, the super PAC backing Mitt Romney, released a new radio ad Friday knocking President Barack Obama for his handling of the economy ...

Patrick Svitek

Nancy Pelosi Slams Super PAC Spending, Calls To Overturn Citizens United

HuffingtonPost.com | Patrick Svitek | Posted 07.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) laid out the stakes of November's elections to hundreds of young voters Thursday, amping u...

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...

Super PACs Pay 'Super-Gouge' Premium For TV Ads

Bloomberg | Posted 09.25.2012 | Politics

To make his closing argument to Iowa voters on the day of the Jan. 3 caucuses, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney spent $1,000 to air a min...

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...

Should Mom And Dad Buy Junior A Campaign?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 09.24.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

A parent who is so close to her daughter that she would spend $115,000 to get her a job, but is NOT so close to her daughter as to mention that fact? What mother do you know who would not bring it up every single day?

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...

Romney Wins Olympic Gold For 'Shafting' Middle Class In Super PAC Ad

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics

The Pro-Barack Obama super PAC, Priorities USA Action, attacks Mitt Romney's record of outsourcing jobs and stashing wealth in offshore accounts in a ...

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...

Super PAC Ad Says Texas Senate Candidate Contributed To Teen's Suicide

Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics

In a devastating new ad, a super PAC allied with GOP Senate candidate David Dewhurst accuses his primary opponent, Ted Cruz, of helping contribute to ...

Democratic Super PAC Launches Ads In Swing States

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics

Majority PAC, the super PAC supporting Democratic Senate candidates, launched a new round of attack ads in Senate swing states North Dakota, Virginia ...

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...

Obama And Romney Campaigns, Super PACS Pull Ads In Wake Of Colorado Shooting

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.20.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama, Mitt Romney and the super PACs affiliated with both candidates announced Friday they are halting their advertising in the wak...

Mitt Whitman = Meg Romney

William Bradley | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

Romney and Whitman are basically two peas from the same pod: Bland, entitled, attacking, possessed of no clear beliefs other than enrichment through financialized capitalism. No wonder they have so much in common as political figures.

Former SEAL Team 6 Member Creates Anti-Obama Super PAC

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.20.2012 | Politics

Ryan Zinke, a GOP state senator and former Navy SEAL commander, announced the launch of a new super PAC this week, designed to oppose President Barack...

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...

Super PACs Offer NFL Owners Another Way to Score Political Points

Brian Frederick | Posted 09.16.2012 | Sports
Brian Frederick

Sports fans are often hesitant to want to mix sports and politics. Problem is, sports team owners have no problem doing so. In fact, they have been doing so for decades, which is why sports leagues in America are legal monopolies.

Presto! The DISCLOSE Act Disappears

Bill Moyers | Posted 09.16.2012 | Politics
Bill Moyers

The public has a right to know who's behind the hundreds of political ads with which we're being bombarded this year, who's giving what to whom -- not to mention our right to try to connect the dots and figure out what their motives are.

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...