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Mistake Gives Rove Group An Opening

The Los Angeles Times | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics

A hard-hitting new TV spot by the conservative advocacy group Crossroads GPS is scheduled to air within 30 days before the Democratic National Convent...

Rove Group Faces Catch-22

Mother Jones | Posted 07.27.2012 | Politics

For all the headlines and hand-wringing about super-PACs, it is dark-money nonprofits like Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS and Americans for Prosperity tha...

Money's Flying In Massachusetts

AP | STEVE LeBLANC | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics

BOSTON -- The candidates for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts have raised more money from supporters than in any other election in state history – o...

RNC Lawsuit Challenging Contribution Limit Would Open Door to Corrupting Million Dollar Party Contributions

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 09.09.2012 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

There is little doubt that million dollar contributions would be solicited and given if the aggregate contribution limit is removed. History makes clear that when it comes to raising and spending political money, what can be done will be done.

DSCC Files Complaint Over Conservative Groups That Shield Donors

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) is set to file a complaint on Monday with the Federal Election Commission arguing that conservativ...

Businesses' Secret Political Donations Revealed | Posted 07.08.2012 | Politics

The review found that corporate donations -- many of them previously unreported -- went to groups large and small, dedicated to shaping public policy ...

Senator McConnell "Pounds the Table" in Opposing Campaign Finance Disclosure Long Upheld by Supreme Court

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

Senator McConnell doesn't have a constitutional leg on which to stand when he argues against the right of citizens to know the identity of secret donors funding campaign expenditures to influence their votes.

Stealing Votes and Buying the Presidency: A Winning Combination to Destroy Our Democracy

Pearl Korn | Posted 08.25.2012 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Will you pick up the gauntlet, Mr. President, and make the case for why we must pass an amendment to strike down Citizens United? It will give you a strong foundation for your strategy to win in November.

Disgraced Former GOP Senator Runs Into More Trouble

AP | JOHN MILLER | Posted 08.12.2012 | Politics

BOISE, Idaho -- Former Republican U.S. Sen. Larry Craig of Idaho was sued Monday by federal election regulators who contend he misused some $217,000 i...

Railroading John Edwards: Welcome to the Starship Enterprise

Lonna Saunders | Posted 07.22.2012 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

Wouldn't it be better if Edwards were providing free legal backup to those who need it than in prison at a cost of thirty thousand dollars per year to us taxpayers?

Edwards Makes Big Payback

AP | MICHAEL BIESECKER | Posted 06.10.2012 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. — John Edwards' campaign has repaid more than $2.1 million in public matching funds received after the Democrat dropped out of the...

Miami-To-Orlando Rail On Downtown Tracks By 2014

Posted 05.09.2012 | Miami

Finally, a rail project Rick Scott can't kill: a Coral Gables company is planning a new privately owned, operated and maintained passenger train servi...

Less Than 4 Percent Of Commuters Use Public Transit

Posted 02.14.2012 | Miami

Anyone who's ever been on South Florida roads between 8 and 9 a.m. and 5 and 6 p.m. will not be shocked that the region ranks 41st in the nation for p...

Occupy Our Courts Comes To Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.20.2012 | Detroit

Protesters gathered outside the Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse in downtown Detroit Friday afternoon, joining the nationwide Occupy Our Courts protest ...

Protesters To Demonstrate Outside Courthouses

AP | By MEGHAN BARR | Posted 03.20.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- Facing freezing temperatures and snowy weather, several hundred protesters gathered at courthouses across the nation Friday and some clash...

Iowa Kicks Off the Media's Mud Season

Timothy Karr | Posted 03.05.2012 | Media
Timothy Karr

It's estimated that American television viewers will see political ads aired more than 200,000 times by the first week in November. What we're far less likely to see is any explanation of who really sponsors these ads.

Working to Eviscerate the Laws They Are Supposed to Support

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

The three Republican Commissioners on the six-member FEC have once again shown their disdain for the nation's campaign finance laws they are supposed ...

Can Occupy Overturn Citizens United? "Dear 99%ers..."

Mark Green | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics
Mark Green

Nothing could enhance American democracy more than if Occupy Wall Street helped enact the 28th Constitutional Amendment to end the pretense that corporations are people who speak with money. The 99% can stop the privatization of government.

FEC Deadlocks on Advisory Opinion Request from American Crossroads, Provides No Support for Crossroads to Run 'Fully Coordinated' Ads

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

In a decision Thursday, the FEC refused approval to the effort by American Crossroads to run ads "fully coordinated" with candidates and have the ads treated as ads that were not coordinated with the candidates.

Paul Blumenthal

FEC Deadlocks Discussing Rove, Colbert | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a Thursday session featuring a lengthy and testy exchange between two commissioners and the repeated invocation of comedian Stephen C...

Paul Blumenthal

Tea Party Senator Loses Bid To Control Corporate Fundraising | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Election Commission drew a line Thursday on how far campaign finance laws will unravel in the wake of the Supreme Court's 20...

Where Is George Orwell When We Need Him?

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

American Crossroads and the FEC are living in fantasy land and neither the FEC regulation nor the American Crossroads Advisory Opinion Request can stand the light of day.

Paul Blumenthal

Karl Rove, Stephen Colbert Agree On Super PAC Independence | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sitting before the Federal Election Commission is a request from the Karl Rove-linked group American Crossroads for a ruling that allows...

Paul Blumenthal

What Obama Can Do To Fix 'National Campaign Finance Scandal' | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has been criticized before for failing to live up to promises made in his 2008 campaign on such issues as pharmac...

Paul Blumenthal

Tea Party Senator Wants To Ask Business For Unlimited Money | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Freshman Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), a member of the Tea Party Caucus, is pushing the boundaries of campaign finance law by seeking to open ...