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#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...

Rove Group Faces Catch-22

Mother Jones | Posted 07.27.2012 | Politics

For all the headlines and hand-wringing about super-PACs, it is dark-money nonprofits like Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS and Americans for Prosperity tha...

Paul Blumenthal

Super PACs Eliminate Big Obama Advantage

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Super PACs and conservative non-profit groups have helped Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney blunt the massive television adv...

Make 'Em Pay

Jim Worth | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics
Jim Worth

A message must also be sent to Rove, the Kochs, Romney and the Supreme Court that we are not for sale. This should start by telling Congress that the DISCLOSE Act is a necessary first step to preserving our democracy and the integrity of our elections.

John Celock

Christie Told To Speak 'Boldly' And Behave Like Scott Walker

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's 2009 GOP primary opponent is urging him to speak more "boldly" and engage in budget cuts with the vigor of Republican...

Conservative Group Launches $1.2 Million Campaign To Repeal Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics

The conservative American Action Network has launched a $1.2 million campaign urging 35 Republican members of the House of Representatives facing toug...

DSCC Files Complaint Over Conservative Groups That Shield Donors

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) is set to file a complaint on Monday with the Federal Election Commission arguing that conservativ...

Koch Brothers Reportedly Get Potent Pledge

Politico | Posted 06.29.2012 | Politics

Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson this week pledged $10 million to the Koch brothers' 2012 efforts, cementing a potent alliance of two of the biggest spend...

Victory on Healthcare a Loss for the Kochs

Robert Greenwald and Jesse Lava | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics
Robert Greenwald and Jesse Lava

The Koch-funded Right was effective at mobilizing against health care reform, but countless other activists, despite not being as well financed, made sure the Right didn't monopolize the debate. So today, we breathe a sigh of relief.

Jon Ward

National Tea Party Groups Want On GOP Bandwagon But Face Chilly Reception

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 06.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After years of insurgency, national Tea Party groups joined with the Republican establishment in Wisconsin to defeat the Democrats' atte...

Dan Froomkin

Vast Majority Of Secret Money In Presidential Race Spreads Misinformation: Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Advocates of unlimited secret political spending say it leads to a more informed electorate, but according to a new study, in reality it...

Big Conservative Groups Assail Obama Over 'Doing Fine'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics

Conservative groups are following the Mitt Romney campaign in launching big money ad buys assailing the president over his recent line that the "priva...