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Karl Rove Sends Out The Billionaire Bat-Signal -- And They Respond

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Billionaires are rushing to the aid of Republicans in the homestretch of the 2014 elections with a massive super PAC infusion after a pl...

Paul Blumenthal

Top Billionaire Campaign Donors Favor Republicans In 2014

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The wealthiest Americans are playing a larger role in politics these days, thanks to campaign finance laws loosened by the Supreme Court...

Paul Blumenthal

Where Billionaires Are Placing Bets In This Year's Elections

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the Democratic Party works to hold control of the U.S. Senate for the final two years of Barack Obama's presidency, a key strategy fo...

Paul Blumenthal

Billionaire's Campaign Contribution Among Biggest In Recent History

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With a $2.5 million contribution to Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner, Chicago-based hedge fund executive Ken Gri...

The Hedge Fund That Ate Chicago

Les Leopold | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
Les Leopold

There's a battle royale raging in Chicago. It pits hedge funds, the Chicago financial exchanges, real estate interests and Mayor Rahm Emanuel on the one side, against public employee unions and community groups on the other.

Paul Blumenthal

Wall Street, GOP Poised For Mutual Gain From Supreme Court Decision

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Who will benefit first from McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission? The Republican Party and the financial industry are already prime...

Paul Blumenthal

7 Charts To Understand Citizens United On Its 4th Anniversary

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Four years ago the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission case that corporations could spend unl...

IL Forbes 400 Members a Force in State Elections

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 12.17.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Forbes magazine recently released its annual list of the 400 wealthiest people in America. We took a look at the members of this list from Illinois ...

16 Of The World's Richest People Live Right Here In Illinois

Posted 03.04.2013 | Chicago

In Forbes' recently-released list of the world's billionaires, there were some expected results (Mexican media mogul Carlos Slim and Microsoft's Bill ...

Fledgling Effort To Force Wealthy Super PAC Donors Out Into The Open Is Underway

The New Republic | Alec MacGillis | Posted 03.29.2012 | Politics

Thanks to Citizens United and other recent rulings, the nation’s ultra-wealthy have a lot more latitude than they did a few years ago when it comes ...

The Insufficient Influence of the Wealthy

David Donnelly | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics
David Donnelly

We won't solve our economic problems with more influence from people who are able to hire lobbyists or write checks to candidates or super PACs. We'll solve them with more influence from more everyday Americans.

Billionaire Romney Backer: Super Rich Have 'An Insufficient Influence' On Politics

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 03.11.2012 | Politics

A billionaire backer of Mitt Romney said that the wealthy have "an insufficient influence" on politics and policy. In an interview with the Chicago...

Amanda Terkel

Koch Brothers, Allies Pledge $100 Million At Private Meeting To Beat Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At a private three-day retreat in California last weekend, conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch and about 250 to 300 other i...