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Don't Believe the Spin. Dark Money Won.

Timothy Karr | Posted 01.20.2013 | Politics
Timothy Karr

The Obama victory didn't signal the demise of big-money politics. It didn't spell the end of the super PAC, far from it. And the election wasn't a train wreck for political advertising -- even after groups paid billions for spots that supported losing candidate.

'Green News Report' - November 13, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.13.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY...

Meet Koch Brothers Employee David Spady, Darling of LA Fox "News"

Rick Jacobs | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Rick Jacobs

Want to know how the right-wing astroturf machine works? Want to see how they use power and money to drown out the voice of the people? Want to see the motivations behind the Koch Brothers' hit man in California?

Paul Blumenthal

'Dark Money' Floods 2012 Election

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Four conservative nonprofits and the business industry's lead trade association have spent nearly $300 million on political efforts over...

'Green News Report' - November 1, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.01.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY...

'Green News Report' - October 30, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.30.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY...

'Green News Report' - October 30, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.30.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY...

'Green News Report' - October 30, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.30.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY...

'Green News Report' - October 25, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.25.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY...

'Green News Report' - October 23, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.23.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY...

'Time Is Running Out'

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 10.19.2012 | Politics

Americans for Prosperity, the 501(c)(4) organization connected to the Koch brothers, is sponsoring calls to Wisconsin residents that ask them to spend...

GOP Groups Spill Secrets To Avoid Fail

Politico | Posted 10.19.2012 | Politics

For two years, outside money was a secretive game, with deep-pocketed conservative groups refusing to detail their methods or strategies -- let alone ...

Walker's New Koch Connection

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) is slated to be the "special guest" at a New York Republican Party fundraiser co-hosted by billionaire David Koch next...

John Celock

Koch Group Backs Pro-Slavery Legislators

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics

Americans for Prosperity, the advocacy group backed by billionaires David and Charles Koch, has distributed mail praising votes cast by two members of...

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...