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Sam Stein

House Passes Critical Highway Trust Fund Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives passed a critical highway funding bill on Tuesday afternoon by a vote of 367-55. The measure puts just u...

Sam Stein

Critical Highway Trust Fund Bill Loses Support Of House Dem

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Backers of a critical highway trust fund bill set to get a vote in the House on Tuesday may have to worry about defections from Democrat...

Sam Stein

Conservative Groups Move To Kill GOP's Highway Trust Fund Bill, But Republicans Aren't Nervous

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The last likely opportunity for Congress to avoid completely draining the nation’s highway budget will present itself on Tuesday after...

Paul Blumenthal

GOP Establishment Keeps Promise To Counter Tea Party With Surge In Primary Spending

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican Party's internecine conflict has sparked a surge in independent spending in GOP congressional primaries as establishment ...

Scott Walker and the Club for Growth: Coordinating Corruption

Howard Schweber | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
Howard Schweber

The case against Scott Walker's and his aides turns on the idea of unlawful cooperation. In Wisconsin as in a number of other states, it is illegal for campaigns to coordinate political activities with outside funding groups. That takes a little explaining.

Prosecutors: Gov. Walker Part Of 'Criminal Scheme'

AP | SCOTT BAUER | Posted 06.20.2014 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Newly released documents show prosecutors are alleging Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was at the center of a nationwide "criminal ...

Paul Blumenthal

Washington Lobbyists Pour Money Into Mississippi To Fend Off Tea Party

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lobbyists in Washington are pouring money into Sen. Thad Cochran's (R-Miss.) runoff campaign, helping the six-term incumbent with a long...

Conservative Group Urges Embattled Senator To Drop Out Of Runoff

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics

The Club for Growth, a conservative free enterprise group, called on Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) to suspend his reelection bid after a nail-biting pri...

Club For Growth Enlists A Parrot To Mock Vulnerable Senate Democrats

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

Club for Growth is targeting a pair of vulnerable Senate Democrats by highlighting their support of President Barack Obama's health care law. The r...

Paul Blumenthal

Establishment Republicans Swamp Conservatives In Idaho GOP Primary Campaign

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A host of D.C.-based corporate lobbying groups have banded together to protect Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) from a tea party primary chal...

Paul Blumenthal

Democratic Mega-Donors Dominate Super PAC Race As Republicans Hide In 'Dark Money'

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the U.S. heads into the third national election since the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling, super PACs are still raking in the ...

Mississippi Republican Runs Ads Against 'Powerful Interests'

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Out-of-state groups on Monday continued pouring money into Mississippi's Republican primary, criticizing Sen. Thad Cochran for sta...

Michael McAuliff

Club For Growth Hits GOP Senator For Votes He Cast When Jimmy Carter Was President

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It looks like the Club for Growth really holds a grudge. The right-leaning free enterprise group that has been going after Republican in...

Win the White House...Why?

Brian Ross | Posted 05.17.2014 | Politics
Brian Ross

Conventional wisdom has been that the party who holds the White House holds real power. No longer. Serve up whatever clown in the GOP big top you want...

Why This Conservative Group Thinks Its Civil Rights Were Violated

Reuters | Posted 04.12.2014 | Politics

MILWAUKEE, Wisc., Feb 10 (Reuters) - A conservative organization in Wisconsin filed a federal lawsuit against state investigators on Monday, saying ...

Ryan Distances Himself From Boehner's Criticism Of GOP Groups

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) says he was frustrated with conservative groups that protested the bipartisan budget deal he helped engine...

Sabrina Siddiqui

John Boehner To Conservative Groups: Are You Kidding Me?

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) assailed conservative groups Thursday for opposing the latest budget deal, saying they had crossed a...

Luke Johnson

Boehner Slams 'Ridiculous' Move By Conservative Groups

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) took a hard swing Wednesday at conservative groups opposing the newly announced bipartisan budget de...

'Dark Money' Groups Give Big to Similar Nonprofits

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

New IRS tax returns shed light on hefty spending by key nonprofit groups -- and the disclosures also show that some of the money raised by these groups, which aren't required to reveal their donors, are sharing money with other groups that don't reveal their donors.

Conservative Groups Driving GOP Agenda

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT and STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON — WASHINGTON (AP) — Virtually unknown outside Washington, a coalition of hardline conservative groups is fighting to seize control ...

Top Republican Blasts Conservatives For Opposing Him: It 'Made Nancy Pelosi's Day'

The Huffington Post | Jared Gilmour | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics

Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.), chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, said Friday that Republicans attempting to oust him for a more...

Luke Johnson

NRCC Chairman May Need Some Help Himself Getting Back To House

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The representative charged with helping Republicans get elected to the House is now facing a primary challenge himself. On Wednesday, K...

Paul Blumenthal

Here's The Real Reason We Aren't Done With Shutdowns

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After the 16-day government shutdown earlier this month produced devastating poll numbers for the GOP, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McCo...

Luke Johnson

Conservative Groups Target GOP Senator After Budget Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two conservative groups endorsed a primary challenger to Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) Thursday, one day after Cochran voted for a biparti...

Paul Blumenthal

Fed Up With Shutdown Politics? Blame Citizens United

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Dysfunctional politics led a coalition of independent conservative groups and hardline Republican lawmakers to push for a showdown on Ob...