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Campaign Cash Rules Drown in the Bathtub

Michael Winship | Posted 02.23.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

What little power the government still has to regulate campaign finance donations -- already whittled to a minimum by Citizens United -- is being steadily eroded by funding cutbacks, intimidation, bureaucracy and an inability or refusal to enforce the few rules we have left.

Paul Blumenthal

How To Make Sure Your Dark Money Group's Million-Dollar Donors Stay Secret

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- "Dark money" nonprofit groups go to endless lengths to ensure that their political activities do not jeopardize their tax-exempt status ...

Paul Blumenthal

What You Need To Know About Obama's Proposed 'Dark Money' Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration proposed new rules Tuesday that would clarify the definition of "political activity" for social welfare nonprof...

Karl Rove's Dark Money Group Finally Announces Its 2012 Haul

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.14.2013 | Politics

Crossroads GPS, the top-spending dark money nonprofit in the 2012 election, will report on Friday that it raised $180 million last year, according to ...

FrackNation: The Koch Industries' Astroturf Ties That Bind

Steve Horn | Posted 08.04.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

Who bankrolled it and are the screenings and is the tour really a grassroots endeavor? It might seem that way based on its marketing, but as Jean de La Fontaine once said, "Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance."

Norquist, Koch-Backed Groups' Unusual Support Revealed

Center For Public Integrity | Dave Levinthal | Posted 05.31.2013 | Politics

Tobacco giant Reynolds American Inc. last year helped fund several of the nation’s most politically active — and secretive — nonprofit organizat...

Grover Norquist Says NOOOO To Chained CPI

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Members of Congress who have pledged never to raise taxes will be breaking their promise if they support changing how the government mea...

Jason Linkins

Grover Norquist's NCAA Bracket Is Already Busted All To Hell

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics

Why on earth did Americans For Tax Reform's Grover Norquist take No. 14 seed Valparaiso to the Final Four in his NCAA Bracket? Because of taxes, natch...

The Real Losers In The Fiscal Cliff Deal

Slate | Matthew Yglesias | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

Senate Democrats and Republicans reached a deal to undo the majority of the so-called “fiscal cliff” by extending most of the Bush tax cuts wh...

The Absolutist Politics of Norquist and LaPierre Will Destroy the Republican Party

David Paul | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics
David Paul

In their embrace of absolute doctrine without regard to the facts on the ground, the anti-tax and pro-gun movements have contributed to the undermining of democratic society. Both stances refuse dialog and disdain compromise.

The Silent Minority

Jim Worth | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics
Jim Worth

No longer the party of Lincoln, or even Reagan for that matter, the contemporary GOP has become a deceptive and secretive party given to lies and subterfuge; deceiving the American people for over three decades.

Peter King: My Wife Would Knock Off Grover Norquist's Head

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) said Wednesday that he didn't feel bound to Grover Norquist's anti-tax increase pledge -- and he suggested that Norquist's he...

Grover Norquist Warns GOP Against 'Fingerprints On The Murder Weapon'

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics

Anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist, the president of Americans for Tax Reform, warned Wednesday that Republicans should keep their distance from any ta...

Grover Norquist: Debt Ceiling Gives Republicans 'Leverage'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics

Facing backlash from Republicans as the fiscal cliff nears, anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist defended his position Tuesday, claiming that the constan...

GOP Lawmakers Distance Themselves From Grover Norquist

The Huffington Post | Sarah Bufkin | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics

After a slew of top Republican lawmakers publicly disavowed the anti-tax pledge pushed by Grover Norquist, the lobbyist is pushing back. On CNN Monday...

Cantor Downplays Norquist's Pledge

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) appeared to take a step back from anti-tax champion Grover Norquist on Monday, suggesting that a "no new tax...

Another GOP Senator Abandons Norquist

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics

Open criticism of Grover Norquist and his Americans for Tax Reform group's anti-tax pledge continued to make its way to the forefront of debate on Mon...

Lindsey Graham: 'I Will Violate The Pledge' Not To Increase Taxes

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Several congressional Republicans said Sunday that they would be open to increasing the amount of money the government collects in taxes...

GOP Senator Unloads On Grover Norquist's Anti-Tax Pledge

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 11.23.2012 | Politics

Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) unloaded on anti-tax activist Grover Norquist and his "no new taxes" pledge this week, saying that it has impeded meaning...

Norquist Plays Defense Amid Signs Coalition Is Faltering

Reuters | Posted 01.19.2013 | Politics

By Patrick Temple-West and Kim Dixon WASHINGTON, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Prominent American anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist on Monday ins...

Game Over For Grover?

Salon | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics

Two meetings in Washington today tell the story of the decline of Grover Norquist, the conservative activist who is seeing his near-iron grip on GOP t...

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...

Norquist Group's Anti-Obama Flier Invokes Hurricane

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics

UPDATE: Nov. 1 -- A spokesman for Americans for Tax Reform told BuzzFeed Tuesday night that the image is actually of a September mailer and is now bei...

Ryan Grim

GOP's Big Guns Trained, Elizabeth Warren Fights Back

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

Outside groups are spending big to defeat progressive Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren. With little time left before Election Day, Karl...

Norquist Group Follows Rove Group

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 10.04.2012 | Politics

Grover Norquist's group, Americans for Tax Reform, is following in the footsteps of Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS with a new mailer attacking Virginia De...