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Paul Blumenthal

Here's Where Campaign Finance Reform May Move Ahead As Congress Dithers

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly five years after the Supreme Court decision in Citizens United altered the landscape for money in politics, Congress has done not...

Sam Stein

No One Wants To Take The Blame For The Omnibus Campaign Finance Rider

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Facing a tough election landscape this year, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee had to go deep in the red, ending the electora...

Paul Blumenthal

Mitch McConnell Aims To Roll Back Campaign Finance Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is trying to use a massive appropriations bill to loosen campaign finance rules. The Republican leader...

Paul Blumenthal

Super PACs Keep Candidates Afloat With A Little Help From Their Friends

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In August, stories began to percolate that Terri Lynn Land, the Republican Senate candidate in Michigan, didn't have what it takes to wi...

Paul Blumenthal

The Investigation Into Scott Walker Could Be Way, Way Bigger Than Scott Walker

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An investigation targeting Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) for alleged illegal coordination with independent conservative groups during ...

Paul Blumenthal

Supreme Court Bound? The Next Big Campaign Finance Case Set To Pick Up GOP Support

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just one month after the Supreme Court struck down aggregate campaign contribution limits, Republican Party officials are set to join wh...

Paul Blumenthal

Republicans Launch First 'Super Committee' To Rake In Post-McCutcheon Money

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican Party has launched a "super committee" to accept the super-sized donations from wealthy donors that are now possible beca...

Paul Blumenthal

RNC Chairman: Bring Back The Gilded Age

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus is now looking to overturn all campaign finance limits and maybe get rid of disclo...

Ryan J. Reilly

The Only Form Of Corruption The Supreme Court Cares About Is Almost Impossible To Prosecute

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In striking down long-standing campaign contribution limits last week, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote that the right to donate to as m...

Paul Blumenthal

The Roberts Court Tees Up The End Of Campaign Finance Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission on Wednesday has potentially big implications for the future...

Paul Blumenthal

Figured Out Dark Money Groups, Super PACs? Thanks To The Supreme Court, You'll Have To Learn About This, Too

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court's ruling in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission has opened the door for wealthy donors to spend even more on pol...

Paul Blumenthal

After Today's Supreme Court Ruling, Here's How All This Will End

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

If understanding campaign finance laws is still on your to-do list -- what's the difference between a super PAC and a 501(c)4 again? what counts as il...

White House 'Disappointed' In SCOTUS Ruling

AP | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

BY NEDRA PICKLER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) — The White House says it's disappointed with the Supreme Court's decision strik...

Paul Blumenthal

The Supreme Court Has Struck Down Overall Campaign Contribution Limits

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down the aggregate campaign contribution limits, thereby opening the door to even more money in th...

Paul Blumenthal

You Didn't Pay Attention To Money In Politics In 2013, So We Boiled Down The Whole Year For You

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The year after a presidential election, fewer people focus on campaign finance issues, but 2013 was well worth your attention. There wer...

Let's Not Go Back to Watergate

CC Stinson | Posted 12.25.2013 | Politics
CC Stinson

Many Americans feel that they can do nothing or that corruption is part of the norm for politics, but what impact does it do to the fabric of our communities?

Paul Blumenthal

Supreme Court Case Could Unleash Big Money On State Elections Too

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Supreme Court ruling in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission that overturned any or all of the federal aggregate campaign contrib...

Paul Blumenthal

Justice Alito Is Wildly Off The Mark On Campaign Finance

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Justice Samuel Alito called the central point made by the government during Tuesday's Supreme Court arguments in McCutcheon v. Federal E...

Paul Blumenthal

Everything You Need To Know About The Next Citizens United

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission. The case challenges the two-year ag...

Paul Blumenthal

Sick Of Super PACs? Get Ready For The Next Big Threat

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The joint fundraising committee may join the super PAC and the "dark money" nonprofit as the new face of big money in politics if the Su...

Paul Blumenthal

Super Rich To Gain Even More Influence In Congress?

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Removing the limits on total campaign contributions by a single donor, a restriction now before the Supreme Court, would lead to a huge ...

Paul Blumenthal

McConnell Gets Heat For Outrageous Position

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-Ky.) support for looser campaign finance laws is coming under fire in a large advertising ca...

Paul Blumenthal

McConnell To Supreme Court: Let Candidates Accept Unlimited Cash

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Oct. 8, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) will argue to the Supreme Court that all campaign contribution limits should be eliminated and t...

Paul Blumenthal

Supreme Court May Give This Guy Even More Influence

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The campaign finance case set to be argued before the Supreme Court on Oct. 8 could expand the political power of the super wealthy, acc...

Paul Blumenthal

Coming This Fall: The Next Citizens United?

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The next big campaign finance case to go before the Supreme Court began in February 2012 in the grand ballroom at the Marriott Wardman P...