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Is the Dollar Mightier Than the Vote?

Scott Warren | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics
Scott Warren

If the 2012 election involves way too much money and way too little substance, we have no one but ourselves to blame.

How Corporate Lobbyists Stole the Conservative Brand

Josh Silver | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics
Josh Silver

Real conservative Americans should be seriously irked after the Heartland document leak. Think tanks like Heartland falsely brand themselves as conservative while blindly espousing a free market free-for-all that history proves as untenable.

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.

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.

Selling the USA to the Highest Bidder and Paying Off the National Debt

Benjamin R. Barber | Posted 04.07.2012 | Politics
Benjamin R. Barber

Auction off seats in the House of Representatives, starting with a floor of two billion per seat. Not cheap, but it comes with office space and a staff of a dozen or more young MBAs and Hill-lifers ready to serve the business of America.

Newt's Victim Card Is a Joker

Michael Sigman | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics
Michael Sigman

The trouble for Newt is that the victim strategy has no exit strategy. Having embarked on the trail of "You started it, Mitt"/"you're a big bully, Mitt," Newt hasd to project his own massive flaws onto others ever more hyperbolically.

Stephen Colbert Befuddles Some Political Commentators

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 03.24.2012 | Media
Joseph A. Palermo

If someone like Chuck Todd who represents a "liberal" network can't see this parody for what it is then it truly illustrates how disconnected the corporate media have become. Todd got the story backwards.

2012: The Year of the Super PAC?

Rep. David Price | Posted 05.31.2012 | Politics
Rep. David Price

Money is not speech, and corporations are not people. The true measure of our success is the well-being of each American, not the wealthy's stock market payouts or corporate profit margins.

Serious Questions Exist About Legality of Presidential Candidate Super PACs

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

Congress needs to pass legislation to protect the integrity of the nation's campaign finance laws and ensure that candidate-specific Super PACs are not used as vehicles to circumvent candidate contribution limits.

The Great Promise of Super-PACs

Lawrence Lessig | Posted 02.19.2012 | Politics
Lawrence Lessig

Until the rise of super-PACs, the system favored the incumbents. Now the incumbents work for the super-PACs. It is a demeaning and demoralizing life for people who like to think highly of themselves and the institution they serve.

Sam Stein

Mitt Romney Campaign Being Boosted By Type Of Fundraising He Wanted Outlawed | Sam Stein | Posted 12.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Struggling to hang on in the polls, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's presidential campaign has been saved, in part, by a friendly...

Vehicles Designed to Launder

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

According to this New York Times editorial, For the first time, this campaign will be dominated by political action committees that exist solely to pr...

Both Sides Now: Obama a Leader? Tea Party Loser? SuperPacs Legal?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 10.21.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2010-06-28-bothsides_pull.jpg Ron Reagan and Kellyanne Conway debate why Left & Right are both complaining that Obama's not a leader. Since his 39% triples Congress's 13%, who wins that showdown?

Both Sides Now: Teavangelicals Perry and Bachmann Rising, Teaconomy Sinking

HuffPost Radio | Posted 10.14.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2010-06-28-bothsides_pull.jpg Hilary Rosen & Kellyanne Conway debate who gets credit for our credit downgrade -- a hell-no Tea Party or a big-spending president? Then, are Perry & Bachmann creating a religious test 60 years after Kennedy's Catholicism didn't?

Is Facebook the New Iowa?

Hillery Nye | Posted 09.19.2011 | Technology
Hillery Nye

While Iowa and New Hampshire bicker about which is more important to the early voting process, they are overlooking one crucial element: they could both be diminished by an even earlier vote -- Facebook.

Dan Froomkin

WATCH: Fans Cheer As Stephen Colbert Files Political Action Committee Paperwork | Dan Froomkin | Posted 01.12.2012 | Media

WASHINGTON -- Hundreds of fans cheered Stephen Colbert as he delivered legal papers to the Federal Election Commission on Friday afternoon in his cont...

Dan Froomkin

Stephen Colbert Rallying Supporters At FEC | Dan Froomkin | Posted 01.12.2012 | Politics

UPDATE: Hundreds of fans showed up to cheer Colbert at the FEC. See story here. WASHINGTON -- As part of his continuing crusade to expose the lunac...