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Super Pacs

The Presidential Campaign Where Money Doesn't Matter

Celia Lebur | Posted 04.15.2012 | World
Celia Lebur

The French system of public funds allowing minority parties to flourish might look quite eccentric from across the pond. But once elected, the new president doesn't owe victory to his generous donors.

Money Throws Democracy Overboard

Bill Moyers | Posted 04.15.2012 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Our elections have replaced horse racing as the sport of kings. Only these kings are multi-billionaire, corporate moguls who by the divine right, not of God, but the United States Supreme Court and its Citizens United decision, are now buying politicians like so much pricey horseflesh.

Obama Uses Romney's Reasoning To Justify His Actions

RealClearPolitics | Posted 04.15.2012 | Politics

Within the next few weeks, top administration officials ranging from Cabinet secretaries like Kathleen Sebelius to senior advisers like David Axelrod ...

Mr. President, Take the Money!

Russell Simmons | Posted 04.15.2012 | Politics
Russell Simmons

President Obama made the right decision several days ago that he was not going to let those who want to take the nation backward outspend him for the attention and public mindset of millions of people who will be influenced by super PACs.

Four Cabinet members willing to help Democratic super PACs

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 04.14.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Michael Beckel, iWatch NewsAt least four Cabinet members appear ready and willing to answer President Barack Obama's call to help fill the coffer...

Super PAC Man Is Hungry!

Carolita Johnson | Posted 04.13.2012 | Comedy
Carolita Johnson


I Too Had a Dream...

Norman Lear | Posted 04.12.2012 | Politics
Norman Lear

I had a dream last night. Mitt Romney had won the Republican nomination and the race for the presidency was on. The super PACs on behalf of Mitt coughed up their millions for starters -- and the attack ads began everywhere.

CPAC panel: 'Celebrate' Citizens United ruling

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Michael Beckel, iWatch NewsAnonymous political speech. Foreign money in U.S. elections. The proliferation of super PACs. How grave a threat do any...

Romney Aides Follow Obama's Lead

AP | JACK GILLUM | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Senior campaign aides to Republican Mitt Romney will begin appearing at fundraising events for an independent political group suppo...

'New Reality' Of Citizens United 'Raises Concerns'

AP | By STEPHEN BRAUN | Posted 02.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Money pouring into the presidential election from super political action committees and nonprofit campaign groups appears so far to be s...

Nancy Pelosi's New Anti-Colbert Effort

Posted 02.09.2012 | Politics

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced a new campaign to "Stop Colbert" on Thursday, in an effort to pass super PAC transparency le...

Calling Wealthy Democrats

Brent Budowsky | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Citizens United destroys the American notion of citizenship by creating separate and unequal classes of Americans. It creates a de facto American House of Lords, in which all other Americans are relegated to second-class citizenship.

Elections Are for Suckers

Robert Scheer | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Our own elections, the ones our government has modeled for the world, are a hoax. What other word should we use to describe this year's presidential election, whose outcome will turn on which party's Super PACs gets the most generous bribes from billionaires?

How Congress Can Overrule Citizens United

Bruce Ackerman | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics
Bruce Ackerman

It is in nobody's interest to see the Supreme Court's legitimacy damaged as Super PACs increasingly erode Americans' fundamental commitment to democracy. The Court should be given a second-chance to define the meaning of free speech.

Zach Carter

Gingrich Backer Sheldon Adelson Makes $3.3 Million An Hour | Zach Carter | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican donor Sheldon Adelson needed just a few hours to earn enough money to dramatically alter the course of the Republican preside...

How Super PACs Are Auctioning Our Democracy to the Highest Bidder, and How We Can Fight Back

Blair Bowie | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics
Blair Bowie

We've determined that Super PACs are like kryptonite for our democracy. What can we do to fight back against this menace?

If Obama Takes Super PAC Money, He Must Fight Like Hell to Make it Illegal and Unconstitutional in the Future

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

By accepting Super PAC money, Obama is all but guaranteeing that the special interests of the richest 0.01% will dominate the interests of the 99% and his second term will accomplish little to right the balance.

GOP Gave Obama No Choice But to Go After the Fat Cats

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Obama's reversal on Super PACs is not a betrayal of principle. It is a reflection of the brutal reality that to run and keep the White House, it will cost a pretty penny.

Super PAC Ads of the Apocalypse -- and Unilateral Disarmament

MP Nunan | Posted 04.09.2012 | Media
MP Nunan

President Obama's (non-coordinated) "Priorities USA Action" is the latest Super PAC whose organizers have to used the phrase "unilateral disarmament" ...

The Sad Spectacle of Obama's Super PAC

Robert Reich | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

So now a relative handful of super-rich Democrats want to fight a relative handful of super-rich Republicans. And we call this a democracy.

Sam Stein

Obama's Reluctant Reversal On Super PACs Gives Base Little Pause | Sam Stein | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's decision to drop his opposition to super PACs and encourage donors to write checks to these well-financed entit...

Super PAC Legality? We Don't Believe in the Tooth Fairy Either

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 04.08.2012 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

Based on recent published reports, we believe that both the Super PAC supporting Mitt Romney, Restore our Future, and the Super PAC supporting President Barack Obama, Priorities USA Action, are illegal operations.

Obama Joins the Democracy Fire Sale

Timothy Karr | Posted 04.08.2012 | Politics
Timothy Karr

Obama succumbed late Monday to the dark logic of the Super PACs. What's happening in 2012 is a transfer of money and power unlike any other in the history of U.S. politics.

Boehner: Obama Super PAC Decision 'Just Another Broken Promise'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics

Hours after President Barack Obama's campaign decided to soften its stance toward super PACs, House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) slammed the ...

Paul Blumenthal

Obama Signed Off On Super PAC Support | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Details are beginning to emerge about the Monday night announcement that President Barack Obama's reelection campaign would lend its sup...