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Pro-Clinton Group Rents Her 2008 Presidential Campaign Email List

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Ready for Hillary, a group urging Hillary Clinton to run for president in 2016, rented the former secretary of state's email list from her failed bid ...

Social Conservatives Planning Huge Entrance In GOP Civil War

Politico | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

On a recent snowy day in the Washington suburb of Tyson’s Corner, Va., some of the religious right’s wealthiest backers and top operatives gathere...

Paul Blumenthal

You Didn't Pay Attention To Money In Politics In 2013, So We Boiled Down The Whole Year For You

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The year after a presidential election, fewer people focus on campaign finance issues, but 2013 was well worth your attention. There wer...

'Tis the Season for Giving, Receiving and Donating

Pearl Korn | Posted 02.09.2014 | Politics
Pearl Korn

When pilfering from a nonprofit organization takes place, both the donating public and the government take a hit.

U.S. Businesses Back Tea Party Republicans Following Shutdown

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Business groups waged a fierce lobbying campaign last month to convince Republicans to...

Paul Blumenthal

Have Liberals Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Citizens United?

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Despite liberal opposition to the election spending unleashed by the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United decision, progressive independ...

Paul Blumenthal

Here's The Real Reason We Aren't Done With Shutdowns

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After the 16-day government shutdown earlier this month produced devastating poll numbers for the GOP, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McCo...

Largest Republican Party Donor Wants To Nuke This Country

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics

Casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson told a crowd at Yeshiva University in New York on Tuesday that the only proper negotiating tactic with Iran would b...

Paul Blumenthal

Fed Up With Shutdown Politics? Blame Citizens United

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Dysfunctional politics led a coalition of independent conservative groups and hardline Republican lawmakers to push for a showdown on Ob...

Booker Raised How Much More Than His Opponent?

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics

Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D) has outraised his Republican opponent in New Jersey's special Senate election by 8-to-1, pulling in $11.2 million compare...

Booker Burying Lonegan in Super PAC Cash Dash

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

When it comes to super PACs, U.S. Senate candidate and Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker loves demonizing those on the right -- even as he's enjoying massive support from those on the left.

Supreme Court Contemplates More Political Bribery Amidst Shutdown

Josh Silver | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Josh Silver

Welcome to the age of government shutdowns, $7 billion elections, and a blatantly pay-to-play Congress with the lowest approval rating of all time at just 10 percent.

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.

Sarah Palin's Super PAC Sued Over Use Of 9/11 Photo

AP | Posted 09.14.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- A New Jersey-based newspaper publisher is suing Sarah Palin and her political action committee for copyright infringement over the use of ...

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...

Romney Donors Quietly Being Wooed

AP | STEVE PEOPLES and KEN THOMAS | Posted 11.09.2013 | Politics

BOSTON -- Three years before the next presidential election, several prospective Republican White House contenders are quietly courting senior members...

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...