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Bill Burton

How Democrats Fell Into The Ultimate Death Spiral

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics

The 2014 midterm election was such a drubbing for Democrats, so embarrassing in its lopsidedness, that there doesn't appear to be much more to say abo...

Paul Blumenthal

Super PAC To End All Super PACs Has Super Start

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On May 1, Harvard professor Lawrence Lessig launched what he calls a "super PAC to end all super PACs." Lessig, one of a new breed of ca...

Kate Sheppard

Environmentalists Say Kerry 'Has No Choice But To Reject The Keystone XL Permit'

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– National environmental leaders say they are "confident" that Secretary of State John Kerry and President Barack Obama will eventually ...

Jon Ward

Raul Labrador Playing Crucial Role In Immigration Fight, With An Eye On Higher Office

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- Raul Labrador has a thing for microphones. Supporters and critics alike describe the Idaho Republican congressman as a self-confide...

'I Know More Than You Do'

The Huffington Post | Nick Abrams | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics

Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) sparred with former Priorities USA Action advisor Bill Burton on the issue of immigration on Wednesday. Appearing on ...

WATCH: Soledad O'Brien Takes Obama To Task

Posted 01.11.2013 | Media

Soledad O'Brien ripped Barack Obama on Friday's "Starting Point," criticizing the president for what she called the lack of diversity in his administr...

Amanda Terkel

Karl Rove Spins GOP Election Losses

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- No one lost as much on election night as Karl Rove. Although he wasn't running for office, his Crossroads organizations spent more th...

Paul Blumenthal

Soros, Silicon Valley Back Obama Super PAC

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Silicon Valley has supported President Barack Obama with huge contributions to the super PAC backing his reelection in the final month b...

Paul Blumenthal

Democratic Super PACs Raise $31 Million In September

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top three Democratic super PACs are closing strong with a collective take of $31 million in September. The big fundraising haul was ...

Sam Stein

Back To Bain: Obama-Backing Super PAC Re-Releases Romney Attack Ad

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama-supporting super PAC Priorities USA Action is going back to Bain in a campaign-closing television ad campaign that attacks GOP...

Pro-Obama Super PAC Raises $15.2 Million In September

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The primary super PAC backing President Barack Obama's reelection campaign, Priorities USA Action, will report raising $15.2 million for...

Sam Stein

The Obama Campaign Embraces Super PACs, Despite Russ Feingold's Efforts

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics

The debate over how Democrats should approach the proliferation of super PACs in the 2012 election cycle is over, and the voices of morality have lost...

Sam Stein

Obama Super PAC Plots Massive Anti-Romney Ad Campaign

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Obama-supporting super PAC Priorities USA Action is plotting its biggest television ad campaign, a $30 million effort attacking Mit...

Paul Blumenthal

Fundraising Plunge For Obama Super PAC

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Priorities USA Action, the super PAC backing President Barack Obama's reelection campaign, raised $4.7 million in July, according to a f...

BOTH SIDES: Campaigns Shout "You Lie!" About Ads-nauseam, Spitzer/Matalin on Reid & Ryan

HuffPost Radio | Posted 08.12.2012 | Politics
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2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgSpitzer and Matalin debate five new presidential ads -- which are telling, tasteless, true? Then, is Harry Reid a lying McCarthyite or brilliant Machiavellian on Romney's hidden taxes...and is Ryan right or merely far-right?

Priorities USA Action: Controversial Romney Ad Was 'Wildly Successful' In Sparking Debate

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Pro-Obama super PAC Priorities USA Action is standing by its controversial ad that draws a link between Mitt Romney and a woman's cancer...

Pro-Obama Super PAC Reserves $30 Million In TV Ad Time In Swing States

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics

Priorities USA Action, a super PAC backing President Barack Obama, has reserved $30 million worth of television ad buy in six battleground states. ...

Paul Blumenthal

Obama Super PAC Posts Impressive Fundraising

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top super PAC backing President Barack Obama's reelection campaign had its best month, raising $6.1 million in June. Priorities U...

Paul Blumenthal

Big Donors Have Shunned Pro-Obama Super PAC

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The push to raise unlimited contributions by a super PAC backing President Barack Obama's reelection has run into a number of hurdles si...

Obama-Allied Super PAC Hires Former Kerry Campaign Manager

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama's allied super PAC is getting a major staffing boost as it struggles to compete with its conservative counterparts for resource...

Obama-Endorsed Super PAC Priorities USA Action Improves Fundraising

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.20.2012 | Politics

Priorities USA Action, a super PAC endorsed by President Barack Obama, reported its best fundraising month with a March haul of $2.5 million, accordin...

Priorities USA Chairman: Maher Comments Have 'No Similarity' To Limbaugh's

The Huffington Post | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 03.08.2012 | Politics

In the wake of the controversy over Rush Limbaugh's derogatory remarks about Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke, conservatives have accused the left ...

Paul Blumenthal

Obama Signed Off On Super PAC Support

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Details are beginning to emerge about the Monday night announcement that President Barack Obama's reelection campaign would lend its sup...

Sam Stein

Russ Feingold: Obama Super PAC Reversal Will Lead To 'A Legalized Abramoff System'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) ripped into both President Barack Obama and his re-election team on Tuesday morning for backing off i...

Paul Blumenthal

Why Romney's Super PAC Stance Doesn't Make Sense

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In Monday night's GOP presidential debate, Mitt Romney attempted to sidestep questions about a pro-Romney super PAC by stating there was...