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Rules May Change, But the Secret Money Game Remains the Same

Ian Vandewalker | Posted 10.05.2012 | New York
Ian Vandewalker

Voters deserve to know who is spending tens of millions of dollars to sway their votes. The big spenders trying to control the course of American politics should not be able to manipulate weak disclosure rules to keep their funders secret.

Wisconsin Asked To Show Obama 'We Have Had Enough'

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics

With polls showing President Barack Obama leading in Wisconsin, the home state of Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan, Americans for Prospe...

One Minute of News vs. 162 Minutes of Ads

Timothy Karr | Posted 12.02.2012 | Media
Timothy Karr

It's not entirely clear that stations can be held liable for knowingly airing false, misleading or deceptive advertising content in ads from third-party groups. But they should be.

Paul Blumenthal

Big Money Comes Into Fight For Majority

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce reported an investment of $4 million to help 10 Republican congressional candidates in California and Illin...

Kochs Make Big Move In Unusual Place

The Washington Post | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics

PARAGOULD, Ark. -- Arkansas is not a battleground in the presidential race, being solidly in Mitt Romney's camp. It doesn't have a U.S. Senate contest...

Hotly Contested Senate Race Rocked By Dark Efforts

Salon | Posted 09.30.2012 | Politics

Dark money groups flooded Albuquerque’s airwaves in August, aiming to sway a hotly contested U.S. Senate race by making more than half the political...

Florida Conservatives Launch Attack On Controversial New Target

Reuters | Posted 11.25.2012 | Miami

* 3 justices targeted by state Republican Party * Americans for Prosperity ad criticizes high court By Michael Peltier ...

Local News Leaves Americans in the Dark About Big-Money Politics

Timothy Karr | Posted 11.24.2012 | Media
Timothy Karr

The political ad invasion is upon us. It's a toxic mix of half truths and negativity that's beaming into homes across the county, but especially homes in battleground states like Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin.

Koch-Funded, Anti-Occupy Wall Street Protest Set For NYC

By Patrick Clark An activist group founded by the notorious Koch brothers is holding a demonstration in Midtown tomorrow to voice its opposition to...

Paul Blumenthal

Good News For Koch, Rove Secret Money Groups

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An appeals court Tuesday overturned a ruling issued earlier this year that required independent groups spending money in elections to di...

Paul Blumenthal

Senate Control Targeted By Conservative Groups

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- All eyes are fixed on the money race between President Barack Obama, Republican nominee Mitt Romney and the outside groups cheering the...

#16TrillionFail Heard 'Cross the World

Anna Hiatt | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics
Anna Hiatt

Twitter was ablaze Wednesday night with Clintonian quotes and quips. Suddenly, at the top of the worldwide trending list, #16TrillionFail popped up. But #16TrillionFail was notably different -- for more than one reason.

Koch's AFP Recycles Debunked Anti-Public Health Care Attack Ad

Kevin Grandia | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics
Kevin Grandia

The friends Ian made at the hospital had to leave treatment early because they had run out of money and the insurance companies would no longer cover the procedure. Ian is still alive. But his friends are dead.

GOP-Aligned Groups Bail On Battleground States

AP | BETH FOUHY | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Mitt Romney's allies have pulled their advertising from Pennsylvania and Michigan while redoubling efforts in other battlegrou...

Who's Going to Pay for It?

PJ Mintner | Posted 11.04.2012 | Education
PJ Mintner

While other countries invest heavily in their education systems, we are mortgaging our future by cutting education, and undercutting the people who are passionate about making a difference. And, it's not all about money.

Billionaire Dispatches From the RNC -- Day 4

Clifford J. Tasner | Posted 10.30.2012 | Comedy
Clifford J. Tasner

A member of the most beleaguered, smallest minority in America today will be swept into office on a sea of a billion dollars of our unregulated, unlimited campaign cash to become America's first Billionaire President!

The Problem With Closing Tax Loopholes

Amy Rosenbaum | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Amy Rosenbaum

2012-08-28-scblog2.png Closing tax loopholes requires standing up to the special interests that benefit from them. That is hard to do when you are closely associated with those same wealthy few in order to raise money for your election.

The Koch Brothers Must Have LOVED Monopoly as Kids

Robert Greenwald | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

What the Kochs want is to use their vast fortune to influence the political beliefs of people with a millionth their net worth, getting the middle class to buy into the notion that what's good for the rich is good for everyone.

John Celock

Democrat: 'Oblivious' GOP Gov's 'Unheard Of' Plan

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 08.18.2012 | Politics

Kansas Democrats are fighting back against what they say are "unheard of" budget cut proposals and a predicted revenue shortfall from which the state ...

Paul Blumenthal

How Paul Ryan Became A Fundraising Star

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On April 15, 2009, Rep. Paul Ryan took to a stage in Madison, Wis., to address a crowd of angry conservative activists at one of the ver...

Koch Brothers Group Unleashes Ad In $25 Million Anti-Obama Blitz

The Huffington Post | Patrick Svitek | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics

Voters are allowed to kick a likable guy out of office. That's the core message in the second phase of Americans for Prosperity's largest ad campai...

John Celock

Moderates Say Koch Brothers 'Ultraconservative Utopia' To Blame

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics

CHICAGO -- The leader of Kansas' moderate Republicans said three weeks of attack ads from conservative groups, including those with ties to the Koch b...

John Celock

Koch-Backed Candidates Win Big

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics

Conservative Republicans appeared to have won control of the Kansas state Senate in Tuesday's primary elections, settling the bitter civil war that ha...

After Win In Bloody Recall, Tea Party Gives Walker More Good News

Politico | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics

Conservatives honored their own at the Washington Hilton Friday night in an event that featured Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and plenty of Washington-b...

Koch Group Planning Gigantic Campaign

AP | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK — An independent group supporting Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says it's launching a multimillion-dollar advertising c...