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Obama Campaign Back To Attacks

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics

Within three days of both presidential campaigns suspending attacks -- at least in one state -- after a shooting in Aurora, Colo., the Obama team is b...

Romney Fundraising Tops Obama's In June

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican National Committtee, now fully linked to the fundraising operation of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Ro...

Jason Linkins

The DNC Is Sorry For Those Terrible Dressage Campaign Ads

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.19.2012 | Politics

Last week's ad from Obama for America -- the "Firms" spot that made use of Mitt Romney's warbling, pitch-averse rendition of "America the Beautiful" -...

Paul Blumenthal

Did Romney Beat Obama In Fundraising In May?

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Reports filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) on Wednesday show a closer fundraising race in the month of May between Mitt Ro...

Greg Rosalsky

Bob McDonnell Called 'Governor Vaginal Probe' By State Pol

HuffingtonPost.com | Greg Rosalsky | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics

A Virginia state senator gave Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) a new nickname on Tuesday, resurrecting a fight over McDonnell's support for legislation that wou...

DNC Raises Money For Tom Barrett In Wisconsin Recall

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics

The Democratic National Committee is fundraising directly for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin in an effort to aid Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (D) in...

Obama, Dems dominate GOP in April fundraising

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 07.21.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By John DunbariWatch NewsAs President Barack Obama attacks Mitt Romney's tenure at a private equity firm, the former Massachusetts governor continue...

Marco Rubio: Obama Most 'Divisive Figure In Modern American History'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) did not mince words on Saturday, labeling President Barack Obama as the most "divisive figure in modern American history." ...

Amanda Terkel

National Democrats Step Up Involvement In Scott Walker Recall

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Democratic National Committee is increasing its involvement in the push to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), promising grassro...

Sam Stein

Joe Biden Makes Major Statement On Same Sex Marriage

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden became the highest-ranking official in the Obama administration to signal support for same-sex marriage on Sund...

Amanda Terkel

Former DNC Chairs Back Marriage Equality In Democratic Platform

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Four former chairs of the Democratic National Committee called on the party on Wednesday to embrace marriage equality in the 2012 Democr...

Sam Stein

Daily Caller Reporter Gets Into Email War With DNC

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 03.15.2012 | Media

WASHINGTON -- A private spat between the Democratic National Committee's communications shop and a reporter for the Daily Caller, a conservative-leani...

Amanda Terkel

Obama, LGBT Groups Struggle Over Party Platform

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An unexpected surge in support to place same-sex marriage on the Democratic Party platform at the August convention has energized LGBT a...

DNC Video Hits Romney For Saying He'd 'Get Rid Of' Planned Parenthood

Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics

The Democratic National Committee on Wednesday released a new video that attacks Mitt Romney for proposing to "get rid of" Planned Parenthood in order...

Citizens United Decision Could Lead to Foreign Interests Influencing US Elections

The Sunlight Foundation | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics
The Sunlight Foundation

Citizens United created an environment in which it is perfectly legal for a shell non-profit corporation to engage in election-related spending on behalf of a hidden interest. And there is nothing to ensure that the hidden interest is not a foreign national, a foreign company or a foreign government.

Politicians Won't Return Ponzi Payoffs

Michael Winship | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics
Michael Winship

Texas financier Robert Allen Stanford was convicted on 13 out of 14 criminal counts of fraud. But what most stories failed to mention was the large amount of his clients' cash that was spent on campaign contributions, greasing the corrupt nexus of money and politics for personal gain.

Elise Foley

Record January Haul For DCCC

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 02.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratics received a few pieces of good fundraising news on Friday: A few hours after the Obama campaign announced a $29.1 million hau...

Obama To Return Donations Tied To Fugitive

AP | By KEN THOMAS | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's campaign is returning about $200,000 in contributions collected by family members of a Mexican casino owner who...

Former DNC Political Director Clyde WIlliams: People Should Never Feel Like They're Disenfranchised By The Political Process

Rakim Brooks | Posted 04.03.2012 | Black Voices
Rakim Brooks

In an exclusive interview with Clyde Williams, the former political director of the Democratic National Committee discusses the importance of constituency groups, like blacks, Latinos, and LGBT organizations, to Democratic electoral success.

Jennifer Bendery

Democrats See 'No Risk' Holding Convention At Bank Of America Stadium

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For a party trying to cast itself as fighters for the middle class against Wall Street greed, Democrats are making some curious choices ...

WATCH: DNC Attack Ad Slams Bain Capital

Posted 01.12.2012 | Politics

As the 2012 campaign road winds its way toward South Carolina, frontrunner Mitt Romney's time at Bain Capital is under more and more scrutiny. The ...

Jon Ward

DNC Takes Aim At Mitt Romney's Finances, Flip-Flops

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics

The Democratic National Committee's Iowa surrogates have sent out some strong talking points with which they intend to go after Mitt Romney during the...

Obama Campaign, Dems Set Ambitious Goal

AP | By KEN THOMAS | Posted 12.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's re-election campaign and the Democratic Party have set a combined fundraising goal of $60 million for the final...

Sam Stein

DNC Takes To The Sky To Taunt Mitt Romney

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In anticipation of Mitt Romney's set of fundraisers in New York City on Wednesday night, the Democratic National Committee is taking som...

Jason Cherkis

'Ground Zero' For Protests: Charlotte Officials Move To Ban Occupy For Democratic National Convention

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 12.09.2011 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- When the Democratic National Committee picked Charlotte to host its September 2012 convention, city leaders saw it as a boost to th...