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Global Women In Politics News Round-Up

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
Nikki Gloudeman

"For a minute, I thought it may be a dream." This is how Shukria Barakzai recalls the moment last month when a suicide bomber struck her armored vehicle, detonating explosives and sending her to the hospital, where she was treated for burns and whiplash.

Honduras' PAC: Nothing But Talk?

Marco Cáceres | Posted 10.26.2014 | World
Marco Cáceres

There's nothing of any substance anywhere for the PAC people in Congress. Now, it may all be as simple as no one is updating the website. Probably there's nothing under the sections for the representatives of the other parties either. So is it only an issue of incompetence with regard to website maintenance?

A Libre-Liberal-PAC Alliance in Honduras: How Would That Actually Work?

Marco Cáceres | Posted 10.07.2014 | World
Marco Cáceres

It is primarily about blocking whatever the Nationalists want to do, and thereby minimizing the growth of their power and the impact of their policies. But it's still unclear how this would work in real life.

Liberals and Libres in Honduras: Powerless

Marco Cáceres | Posted 10.06.2014 | World
Marco Cáceres

Mr. Hernández holds all the cards at the moment, and it's unlikely he is going to give them up anytime soon. The other players at the table -- Mr. Villeda, Mr. Zelaya, and Mr. Nasralla? They're still trying to agree on who'll get to shuffle the deck next.

Tea Iced!

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Last night, Senator Thad Cochran pulled off an upset of sorts, by defeating his Tea Party primary challenger in the rematch atmosphere of a "top two" runoff election. His chance of victory had been seen by many (at least before the election results began coming in) as increasingly unlikely -- which is why the political world is abuzz over what just happened down in the Magnolia State.

Schock's Former Chief of Staff Heads Anti-Rauner PAC

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 03.23.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock isn't running for governor, but his presence is being felt. His former chief of staff is heading up a Super PAC aimed at defeating Bruce Rauner. Why?

Honduras: The Secret Meetings Between Juan Orlando Hernández and Manuel Zelaya

Marco Cáceres | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Marco Cáceres

Honduran political analyst Jorge Illescas believes that there is some sort of secret arrangement between the conservative National Party and the socia...

Twitter Makes Move For Political Influence

The Huffington Post | Braden Goyette | Posted 08.10.2013 | Technology

Twitter is making strides into the world of politics, forming its own political action committee and registering its first federal lobbyist. Twitte...

State Grand Jury Probes Koch-Backed Effort, Shady Groups

The Daily Beast | Peter H. Stone | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

A grand jury is now involved in a high-stakes California probe that is looking into whether a PAC and three so-called dark-money groups—including on...

The Worst Quotes From This Year's CPAC 'All-Stars'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

Swarms of the GOP's top talents are set to descend on the National Harbor's Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center this week to deliver their vis...

News Corp. Donates To More Democrats

Posted 02.27.2013 | Media

Despite what many consider as Fox News' conservative-leaning tendencies, its parent company, News Corp., donated to more federal-level Democratic than...

U.S. Companies In Hot Water Over Alleged U.K. Tax Dodging

Reuters | Posted 11.12.2012 | Business

(Reuters) - UK lawmakers will quiz executives of Starbucks (SBUX.O), Google (GOOG.O) and Amazon (AMZN.O) on Monday about how they have managed to pay ...

Education PACs Backing Charters, Vouchers, Show Muscle In Tennessee Races

Commercial Appeal | Jane Roberts | Posted 01.08.2013 | Education

Two groups promoting charter schools and vouchers poured hundreds of thousands of dollars into state and local political races this year and wrote som...

Steve Jobs, Donald Trump Donations Help Emanuel Take On Teachers Union

Reuters | Posted 11.13.2012 | Education

* Donors to Emanuel's 2011 campaign included Republicans * Teachers union was hostile to his run for mayor * Contributio...

Janell Ross

Billionaire Former Univision Owner's 'Deplorable' Donations Back Anti-Immigrant Candidates

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 07.19.2012 | Latino Voices

Jerry Perenchio, who built a personal fortune as co-owner of the Univision Spanish-language TV network, donated at least $2.5 million to super PACs ba...

Super PAC Ad Aimed At Latinos Ties Romney To Arpaio, Brewer

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 05.24.2012 | Politics

A left-leaning super PAC is aiming to broaden Mitt Romney's struggle with Latino voters in a television ad buy in Arizona that ties the candidate to S...

Progressive Group Launches New Pro-Obama Super PAC

The Huffington Post | Leigh Owens | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics

A new super PAC has been formed in support of President Barack Obama’s re-election efforts and plans to spend $10 million in six key states. Buzz...

2012: Nonprofits, Elections and an Economic Revolution

Robert Egger | Posted 03.13.2012 | DC
Robert Egger

The idea of government partnering with nonprofits to create new jobs and inspire innovation will generate investment, and most importantly, an air of excitement critical to attracting a new generation of employers.

The Secret Street Art Gallery Beneath Paris

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 01.28.2012 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Opening under cover of night somewhere in Paris, four stories beneath la rue, a secret subterranean gallery in a sealed tunnel appears suddenly. While activity on the street overhead is hectic and dense with cars, trucks and pedestrians, the dry dust is ankle-high here in this darkened, silent morgue—its cool, dank air now permeated with fresh aerosol. The Underbelly has been here, and if you discover this curated collection of Street Art and graffiti in the chilled dim light, you are officially lost. And lucky.

Facebook Will Friend Lawmakers With Cash

Luke Johnson | Posted 11.26.2011 | Politics

Facebook filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission Monday to form a Political Action Committee called FB PAC. "FB PAC will give our employe...

Amanda Terkel

Russ Feingold Expands Progressives United

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Wisconsin senator Russ Feingold is expanding his Progressives United operation, launching a 501(c)(4) and a new website on Monday...

Paul Blumenthal

Sarah Palin's PAC Raises $1.6 Million So Far This Year

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The political action committee of former Alaska Governor and Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin raised $1.6 million over...

WATCH: Colber Can Haz Super PAC

Posted 08.31.2011 | Comedy

Yesterday, Stephen Colbert's request to open a Super PAC capable of receiving unlimited funds from Viacom was approved by the FEC. Under the ruling, n...

Tea Party Group Morphs To Fulfill New Mission

Roll Call | Janie Lorber | Posted 08.27.2011 | Politics

When dozens of raucous conservative activists Monday stormed the National Republican Senatorial Committee and demanded the GOP campaign arm stay out o...

Cory Booker Says He Won't Run For Senate

West Ward, NJ Patch | Joshua Wilwohl and Sharon Adarlo | Posted 08.08.2011 | Politics

Newark Mayor Cory A. Booker refuted rumors that he is running for U.S. Senate and said unequivocally he would remain mayor of Newark....