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Obama Campaign Finance

White House 'Disappointed' In SCOTUS Ruling

AP | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

BY NEDRA PICKLER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) — The White House says it's disappointed with the Supreme Court's decision strik...

Paul Blumenthal

Obama: Citizens United Is Fueling Extreme Politics

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama blasted the Supreme Court case challenging campaign contribution limits, which was argued Tuesday morning, and sa...

Paul Blumenthal

Obama Accused Of Failing 'This Critical Test'

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- All five sitting commissioners at the Federal Election Commission are now serving expired terms, while the sixth seat remains unfilled s...

What Kind of Legacy, Mr. President?

Bob Edgar | Posted 04.19.2013 | Politics
Bob Edgar

And so the president who gained office largely on promises to change Washington and stem the obscene flow of money into our political system immerses himself more deeply in the capital's pay-to-play culture. Shame on him.

Paul Blumenthal

Democrats Start 2013 In The Hole

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After running the most expensive campaign in U.S. political history, President Barack Obama's reelection team and the Democratic Nationa...

Paul Blumenthal

Obama's New Campaign Gets Very Mixed Reaction

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The relaunch of President Barack Obama's reelection campaign as an issues-based nonprofit called Organizing for Action (OFA) has been me...

Obama Inauguration Move Criticized As A 'Big Step Back'

Reuters | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics

* Seeking $1 million donations from business * Contrasts with rhetoric on money in politics * Government contractors and...

Money Is Winning This Election

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 09.21.2012 | Business

Thing One: Dash For Cash: Ladies and gentlemen, this is the democracy you bought. With just a month and a half to go before the election, instead o...

Does Campaign Finance In The United States Need To Be Fixed?

Posted 09.06.2012 | College

Editor's Note: HuffPost College teamed with the International Debate Education Association to produce the following debate. Since the 1976 Buckley ...

Paul Blumenthal

Obama Falls Behind In Money Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A month of torrential fundraising by Mitt Romney and big spending by President Barack Obama has upended the state of the campaign money ...

Hunter Stuart

WATCH: The Obama Flip-Flop Mashup

HuffingtonPost.com | Hunter Stuart | Posted 02.22.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama's campaign has decided to fight fire with fire -- a decision that may just burn a hole in our democracy. Ask the president hims...

2012 Scenarios: What if the Economy Heads Back Downhill?

Mike Lux | Posted 04.21.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

Both in economics and politics, it is incumbent on Obama's team to plan for the worst just in case, and to craft a message that will work in the fall no matter the economic trend lines. There are a couple of major reasons this is especially important.

Obama To Alleged Ponzi Schemer: You're Not Getting This Money Back

Reuters | Posted 04.15.2012 | Business

(Adds dropped letter in paragraph 10) * Stanford receiver seeks return of campaign donations * Obama campaign donated St...

The Obama Conundrum -- Is Accepting Super PAC Money a Hypocrisy?

Michael Russnow | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics
Michael Russnow

We can't bicker among ourselves while the other side has no problem focusing on the primary objective, which is to win -- even at all costs.

The Sad Spectacle of Obama's Super PAC

Robert Reich | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

So now a relative handful of super-rich Democrats want to fight a relative handful of super-rich Republicans. And we call this a democracy.

How to Invest in a Better World

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Charitable donations aren't enough to keep a society functioning fully. Even in my wealthy suburban town, the painful ramifications of an anemic national and state tax base are painfully evident.

Jennifer Bendery

Rufus Gifford: The Man Behind Obama's Historic Fundraising Machine

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Imagine that your boss is disliked by about half the people who know him, doesn't get along particularly well with the business communit...

Sam Stein

GOP's Public-Financing Defunder Won't Pass, But Reform Advocates Have Little Hope For Improvement

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- This past week's passage of a measure to end the public funding of presidential elections was little more than a symbolic gesture by Hou...

Sam Stein

White House Opposes GOP Attack On Public Financing, But Obama Makes Flawed Advocate

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Tuesday released a policy statement formally opposing a House Republican bill to end the public-financing sy...

Obama Hammers GOP For Stalling Campaign Finance Bill

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Stop blocking legislation to limit the amount of money corporations and unions can spend on campaign advertising, President Barack ...

Obama Will Fight For New Campaign Finance Rules To Counter Citizens United

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Saturday pressed Congress for swift action on measures to restrict political advertising by corporations ...

Sam Stein

White House Officially Endorses DISCLOSE Act

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hoping to reignite momentum behind besieged campaign finance reform, the White House on Monday offered another endorsement of legislation authored by ...

Sam Stein

Obama Opts Out Of Public Financing, Reformers Back Decision

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Thursday, Sen. Barack Obama announced that he was opting out of the public financing system, in the process forgoing "more than $80 million in publ...

Sam Stein

Author Of McCain-Feingold: Obama Smart To Opt Out Of Public Funds

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the principal authors of the most significant campaign finance legislation since Watergate said he was neither "outraged" nor "surprised" with ...