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Super Pacs

Sabrina Siddiqui

AFL-CIO Has A New Trick | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- To counteract the influx of spending by Republican-allied super PACs, the AFL-CIO is stepping up its ground game for the 2012 elections....

Sam Stein

Obama Campaign Expects $100 Million Month From Romney | Sam Stein | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Top officials with President Obama's campaign warned in stark terms on Wednesday that they will be outspent by their Republican counterp...

Paul Blumenthal

Joe Ricketts, Controversial Billionaire, Adds To Super PAC Clout With $510,000 Contribution | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The super PAC founded by the controversial billionaire and TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts spent more than $500,000 in May, according...

Paul Blumenthal

Millions More For Mitt Romney's Super PAC | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The super PAC providing vital support to Mitt Romney's presidential campaign continues to pull in millions of dollars as it begins an al...

Sam Stein

At Sheldon Adelson's Casino Empire Only A Dozen Donating Millions | Sam Stein | Posted 06.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just a dozen people in Sheldon Adelson's casino empire have made political donations during the 2012 election cycle, but these contribut...

Why Republicans Worry About Hurting Corporate Feelings

Robert Reich | Posted 08.19.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

The Republican goal of getting rid of Obama is inextricably linked to the Republican Court's decision equating corporations with people under the First Amendment, and to the Republican's current determination to keep Americans in the dark about which corporations contribute what.

Gang Of 18-Year-Olds Ready For Swing State Battle With Their Super PAC

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.19.2012 | College

A group of 18-year-olds freshly graduated from Tampa Preparatory School are running their own super PAC. Young Americans for Rational Politics is a...

The President's Never-Ending Campaign for Cash

Michael Winship | Posted 08.18.2012 | Politics
Michael Winship

Part of Obama's problem is that in a post-Citizens-United world the greater ratio of cash being thrown into this year's elections comes in large measure from mega-wealthy conservatives with very deep pockets.

Sam Stein

Political Operatives Mull Going Positive | Sam Stein | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While positive campaigning is not a panacea for a candidate seeking to neutralize a well-funded opponent, there are upsides to 'going ni...

A Tsunami of Dirty Money

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 08.18.2012 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

The U.S. Supreme Court has created a system of campaign finance where dirty money is king. Just watch in the next few months as that tsunami of dirty money washes over the American political landscape.

Paul Blumenthal

Super PAC Donors Face Corporate Bribery Claims | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A federal law to prevent U.S. companies from paying bribes to business overseas recently came to the forefront when The New York Times r...

WATCH: How to Own an Election

Bill Moyers | Posted 08.18.2012 | Politics
Bill Moyers


Peter H. Stone

Sheldon Adelson's Political Spending On GOP Causes Reaches Staggering $71 Million | Peter H. Stone | Posted 06.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson, whose net worth makes him one of the world's richest men, is on a check-writing spree that will soon...

McCain Strays Way Off Message On Romney Super PAC

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain said in an interview posted online Friday that "foreign money" was helping fellow Republican Mitt Romney's preside...

Campaign Cash: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Bill Moyers | Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics
Bill Moyers

If you're visiting a candidate this summer and looking for a thoughtful house gift, might we suggest a nice super PAC? Thanks to the Supreme Court and Citizens United, they're all the rage among the mega-wealthy.

Sam Stein

'Moneyball' Genius Calculates How Outspent Campaigns Can Beat Rich Rivals | Sam Stein | Posted 06.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A political candidate being dramatically outspent by his opponent has few options. He can pin his hopes on a strong debate performance, ...

McConnell: Team Obama Using 'Nixonian' Intimidation

Posted 06.14.2012 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) leveled harsh criticism at the Obama campaign on Thursday, comparing the president and his team's effor...

Paul Blumenthal

Activists Organize Weeklong Hit Against Citizens United | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Activists across the country are working this week to mobilize local communities in support of a constitutional amendment to overturn th...

Sheldon Adelson Drops $10 Million On Romney Super PAC

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics

Casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson has given $10 million to Restore Our Future, a pro-Mitt Romney super PAC, according to the Wall Street Journal. The...

Rove-Created Groups Make Big Move

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics

American Crossroads, the Karl Rove-founded super-PAC, and its 501(c)(4) affiliate, Crossroads GPS, announced a $4.6 million ad buy Wednesday hitting s...

President Obama Can Lose: Now Is the Time for Democratic Donors to Step Up in a Big Way

Steve Rosenthal | Posted 08.12.2012 | Politics
Steve Rosenthal

The race for the White House is going to be close, but President Obama can win. The time to step up to the plate is now for those who want to see the country move in a positive direction - and not go back to the failed policies of the past.

Semana Latina: Political Campaign Money Eroding The American Dream

Gabriel Lerner | Posted 08.08.2012 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Lerner

While huge donations roll in, the mobilization of ordinary citizens and traditional outreach designed raise public awareness, conventional but tested tools behind electoral victories, will decrease.

Ryan Grim

Profits Of Politics: How Much Longer Will TV Dominate Campaigning? | Ryan Grim | Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The political consulting industry knows how to do one thing very, very well. Give a consultant a few million dollars and he or she will ...

Billionaire Sheldon Adelson Signals $1 Million Donation To Romney-Allied Super PAC

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.07.2012 | Politics

Nevada billionaire Sheldon Adelson will donate at least $1 million to the Mitt Romney-affiliated super PAC Restore Our Future, Politico reports. Romne...

Sam Stein

In The Age Of Super PACs, Political Consultants Can't Fail | Sam Stein | Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Joe Ricketts, the founder of the brokerage firm TD Ameritrade, had an itch to spend $10 million on an anti-Obama ad campaign, Fred ...