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Paul Blumenthal

Lugar Effort Echoes Romney Super PAC | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As it releases a second ad defending Indiana Sen. Dick Lugar from a Tea Party-backed primary challenge, the American Action Network has ...

Mysterious Donation To Romney Super PAC Draws Scrutiny

AP | JACK GILLUM and STEPHEN BRAUN | Posted 06.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A once-mysterious $400,000 check written to a "super" political action committee supporting Mitt Romney's presidential campaign rek...

Campaign Negativity Is Nothing New

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.23.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

While they may have a point about the magnitude of cash flowing into negative ads this time around, and while they may indeed have a point about the insidiousness of corporate money in American political campaigns, the nastiness itself is really nothing new.

Paul Blumenthal

Sheldon Adelson Finally Tops George Soros | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire casino tycoon, and his family topped the all-time list of disclosed individual donors to independent sp...

Dem Senator Combats Enemies With Risky Strategy

Washington Post | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics

As one of the U.S. Senate’s most endangered Democratic incumbents, Claire McCaskill knows she’s a top target of the new conservative super PACs th...

Frank Rich: How Conservative Donors Are Buying This Presidential Election

New York Magazine | Posted 04.22.2012 | Politics

If you want to appreciate what Barack Obama is up against in 2012, forget about the front man who is his nominal opponent and look instead at the Repu...

Obama Campaign Faces Dropoff In Big Donations

New York Times | Posted 04.21.2012 | Politics

President Obama’s re-election campaign is straining to raise the huge sums it is counting on to run against Mitt Romney, with sharp dropoffs in dona...

Santorum, Gingrich Super PACs Raised Millions In March

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.20.2012 | Politics

The super PACs supporting Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum, the not-Romney candidates in the Republican presidential race, continued raising money in M...

Obama-Endorsed Super PAC Priorities USA Action Improves Fundraising

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.20.2012 | Politics

Priorities USA Action, a super PAC endorsed by President Barack Obama, reported its best fundraising month with a March haul of $2.5 million, accordin...

Paul Blumenthal

Romney Super PAC Pulls In Big Money | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The demolition machine known as Restore Our Future, the super PAC backing the presidential bid of Mitt Romney, pulled in $8.6 million in...

'Piercing The Veil' In Front Of Major Political Donors

2011-03-16-Screenshot20110316at9.39.25AM.jpeg | Posted 04.20.2012 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtes of California Watch. By Will Evans After recent court rulings struck down significant campaign finance limits, the next...

Crossroads political machine funded mostly by secret donors

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Michael BeckeliWatch NewsSixty-two percent of funds raised by two conservative groups associated with former Bush adviser Karl Rove have come fro...

Paul Blumenthal

The Establishment Strikes Back In Senate Races | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Six-term Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) seemed all alone in facing an insurgent Tea Party primary challenge from state treasurer Richard Mo...

Citizen's Watch

Christopher Holshek | Posted 06.19.2012 | Media
Christopher Holshek

For all practical purposes, it's game on between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Get ready for an unprecedented deluge of TV ads and other media storms. So are we helpless in the face of this onslaught? Not necessarily.

Tea party leader Dick Armey gets first-class treatment

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Rachael MarcusiWatch NewsDick Armey is a former House Majority Leader and current chairman of FreedomWorks, which serves as a hub for tea party g...

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FCC Chair Blasts Broadcasters For Opposing 'Technology.. Transparency.. Journalism' | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Julius Genachowski, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, staked out strong ground Monday in support of a plan to make info...

Paul Blumenthal

Gingrich Super PAC Donor Moves His Money | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A super PAC launched to protect the Republican Party majority in the House of Representatives received its biggest infusion of cash to d...

Despite Progress, Dem Groups' Effort Dwarfed By GOP Achievement

Politico | KENNETH P. VOGEL and ROBIN BRAVENDER | Posted 04.14.2012 | Politics

A network of Democratic outside groups boosting President Barack Obama and his congressional allies picked up its fundraising this year, but still lag...

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Israeli Settlement Backer Donates $1 Million To Defeat Obama | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Even in the era of unbridled campaign contributions, Irving Moskowitz's $1 million donation in February to American Crossroads, the Karl...

Paul Blumenthal

Why Is This Presidential Race Different From All Others? | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Rick Santorum exits the Republican presidential primary campaign stage right and Newt Gingrich wallows in a sea of debt, the general ...

Santorum's withdrawal leaves super PAC without a candidate

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Michael BeckeliWatch NewsWhat can the people who run super PACs do with all the cash they have collected when their favorite candidate drops out ...

Major Republican Super PAC Prepares To Take On Obama

New York Times | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics

American Crossroads, the biggest of the Republican “super PACs,” is planning to begin its first major anti-Obama advertising blitz of the year, a ...

Paul Blumenthal

"Make It As Difficult And Painful For Big Money To Be In Our Politics" | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The progressive grassroots organization Democracy for America launched a new campaign to push back against the Supreme Court's 2010 ruli...

Paul Blumenthal

Obama Omits Citizens United, Calls For Further Campaign Finance Reforms | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Wednesday morning, President Barack Obama signed the STOCK Act, a bill meant to curb potential insider trading of stocks by members o...

Paul Blumenthal

No Rest For Romney Super PAC, Looking To April 24 | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The super PAC supporting Mitt Romney isn't giving up its relentless assault on Romney's chief primary opponent, Rick Santorum, even afte...