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Revenue At Rove-Backed Group Crashed In 2013

Center for Public Integrity | Carrie Levine | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics

This story was published by The Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washington, D.C. Revenue a...

Why Kay Hagan Lost In North Carolina

Erik Ose | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics
Erik Ose

During a presidential year with substantially higher turnout, Hagan more than likely would have been re-elected. When she won her first Senate term in 2008, Hagan outperformed Barack Obama in North Carolina by over 100,000 ballots, leading the statewide ticket with 2.25 million votes.

Win or Lose, Big Money Still Matters in Politics

The Sunlight Foundation | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics
The Sunlight Foundation

While big donors like Tom Steyer and the Democratic Party insiders running Democratic-leaning outside spending groups might not be celebrating over it now, big money -- even losing big money -- matters in Washington.

Election 2014: The Seinfeld Election About Absolutely Nothing Ends Its Run

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Say a fond farewell to the 2014 Seinfeld campaign. Unfortunately, it probably won't be the last corrupt big money-dominated campaign about absolutely nothing.

Karl Rove-Backed Group Skips Context In Colorado

FactCheck.org | Lori Robertson | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. The conservative group Crossroads GPS attacks Colorado Sen. Mark Udall for saying the Islam...

Paul Blumenthal

Dark Money Concentrates In Small Number of Pivotal 2014 Races

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As independent spending by nonprofit groups that fail to disclose their donors approaches $200 million in the 2014 midterm elections, it...

Paul Blumenthal

How Will Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS Stay Within The Law In 2014?

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Crossroads GPS, the political nonprofit founded by Karl Rove in 2010, announced on Oct. 3 that it has raised $75 million in 2014, just a...

GOP Donor Gives $10 Million To Karl Rove Group, Just One-Fifteenth Of What He Spent In 2012

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

A $10 million donation seems like a hefty amount of cash for the average political donor. But for casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, who spent somewh...

Paul Blumenthal

Dark Money Groups That Spent Millions In 2012 Vanish In 2014

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Iowa-based conservative nonprofit group American Future Fund released new advertisements nearly every week from the spring of 2012 t...

Paul Blumenthal

It's Time To Name The 2014 Midterms The Dark Money Election

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If 2012 was the super PAC election, the 2014 midterms look to be the dark money election. Spending on ads that named federal candidates ...

The GOP Has Not Gotten Over Its Women Problem

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics

A new internal Republican report confirmed that women are not fans of the GOP, and Republicans have more work to do if they want the female vote. T...

Longer Than Pinocchio's Nose

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

We all remember the childhood story of Pinocchio and the valuable life lesson it taught us about the importance of telling the truth. I've repeated the same story to my own children in hopes that a growing nose may dissuade them from lying. Unfortunately, the Pinocchio story doesn't seem to have impacted the U.S. Chamber of Commerce or Crossroads GPS.

Rove-Backed Group Puts Millions Toward Six Senate Races

AP | By PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 08.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — High-dollar donors' favorite political machine on Tuesday began booking another $20 million in television air time for an autumn a...

GOP Seizes Upon Veterans Affairs Scandal In New Attacks Against Democrats

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

Republicans are seizing upon the growing scandal enveloping the Department of Veterans Affairs to attack President Barack Obama and vulnerable Democra...

Karl Rove-Backed Group Spends Millions Attacking Kay Hagan Over Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

A group backed by Republican strategist Karl Rove is investing more heavily in this year's midterm elections with a nearly $3.6 million ad blitz targe...

Michael McAuliff

Dems: GOP Outrage At IRS Is Really About Rove

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican efforts to punish the Internal Revenue Service for its alleged partisan targeting of political social welfare groups may have...

Paul Blumenthal

What Lies Behind Top GOP Senator's Local Support? Karl Rove's Network

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Steven Law, the head of the Crossroads groups founded by Republican strategist Karl Rove, has declared that reelecting Sen. Mitch McConn...

Paul Blumenthal

Dark Money Groups Have Already Spent Way More Than You Think

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Dark money flowed freely in 2013 and into the new year as social welfare nonprofits and corporate trade associations -- groups that are ...

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...

Document Reveals How Rove Group Spent More Than It Said

ProPublica | Posted 11.25.2013 | Politics

by Kim Barker ProPublica, Nov. 25, 2013, 9:04 a.m.On its 2012 tax return, GOP ...

Paul Blumenthal

Here's How One Dark Money Group Keeps Its $22 Million Donor Secret

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Crossroads GPS, the "dark money" behemoth founded by Karl Rove, reported on its 2012 tax return that it spent 60 percent of its $188 mil...

Pro-GOP Groups Off To Slow Start

AP | STEVE PEOPLES and THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The biggest Republican-leaning money machines are spending dramatically less to help the party ahead of the 2014 congression...

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 ...

As Republicans Fight a Civil War, An Economy Hangs in the Balance

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 12.09.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Tea Party Republicans may want to take heed. They've been endangering the economy for lawful and unlawful enterprises alike, and some people are becoming unhappy. Now the GOP appears to be facing a showdown between ideological purity and the self-interest of the powerful.