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Paul Blumenthal

Corporate PACs Stick With Senate Democrats So Far

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the most heavily contested Senate races over seats now held by Democrats, corporations and business trade associations are largely st...

Four Years Later, Super PACs Still Misunderstood

Center for Public Integrity | Marcelo Rochabrun | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

By Marcelo Rochabrun Center for Public Integrity This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, non...

Lesbian PAC Unveils First Midterm Election Endorsements

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.15.2014 | Politics

LPAC, the country's only lesbian-backed political action committee, announced its first round of endorsements for this election cycle, as well as a si...

FEC Unanimously Approves Bitcoin Donations For Political Committees

Reuters | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Election Committee said on Thursday that the virtual currency, bitcoin, could be used for donations to politic...

Michele Bachmann's Reelection Campaign Is Nonexistent, But Her PAC Lives On

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) isn't running for reelection to Congress this year, but her leadership political action committee is raising funds by ...

Samantha Lachman

Bros Before Foes: Fraternity And Sorority PAC Supports Its Own

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

It seems as though the nation’s largest political action committee for fraternities and sororities embraces the same principle college students use ...

The GOP's Latest Effort To Win Over Women Voters

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

A new Republican political action committee aimed at targeting female voters kicked-off its efforts in Texas on Wednesday, Politico reports. The P...

Paul Blumenthal

How Henry Waxman's Campaign Contributions Changed Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the news that Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) will retire at the end of the year, it's time to remember how the 20-term veteran helped...

Paul Blumenthal

Pro-Israel PACs Went All In For Iran Sanctions, But They're Still Losing

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The American Israel Public Affairs Committee has received the lion's share of attention for its support of and potential failure to pass...

How Major U.S. Companies Are Quietly Funneling Dark Money

Center for Public Integrity | Michael Beckel | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

By Michael Beckel, Center for Public Integrity The U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruling in 2010 did not, as...

Why Conservatives Should Learn to Love Gay Marriage

Scott Titshaw | Posted 02.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Scott Titshaw

By refusing marriage to same-sex couples, social conservatives are undermining traditional marriage more than lesbian brides and gay grooms ever could.

Gabby Giffords' New Gun Control PAC Takes Big Step Forward

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 12.06.2013 | Politics

Former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-Ariz.) has taken another step forward on her new political action committee dedicated to gun control. Politico repor...

U.S. Businesses Back Tea Party Republicans Following Shutdown

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Business groups waged a fierce lobbying campaign last month to convince Republicans to...

Paul Blumenthal

Liz Cheney, Mike Enzi Running For Wyoming Senate With Little Support From Wyoming

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two different fundraising strategies are emerging in the increasingly bitter Republican primary battle for a Wyoming U.S. Senate seat be...

Michael McLaughlin

National Republicans Converge On NYC's Mayoral Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 09.30.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- A little-known group of powerful Republican activists and donors with experience in campaigns across the country have coalesced in an atte...

Charitable 'matches' used to entice PAC giving

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Michael Beckel June 11, 2013 This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit,...

Tea Partiers Could Reap Benefits Of Unusual Pro-Paul Group

The Center for Public Integrity | Dave Levinthal | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

Count at least two reasons why the newly formed "Stand With Rand PAC" is notable. First, it's a hybrid PAC — a relatively rare, but increasingly ...

Corporate Party Favors at the Inaugural Shindig

Michael Winship | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics
Michael Winship

Despite reports of corporate and other highrollers offended at alleged aloofness and a lack of perks from the White House during the first term, this time, they'll be welcomed with open arms. The president said it himself -- he likes a good party.

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...

PAC Money Floods California School Board Races, Targets Incumbent

San Jose Mercury News | Sharon Noguchi | Posted 01.01.2013 | Education

With an unprecedented surge of cash from charter schools and their high-tech backers, normally low-profile school board campaigns have morphed into bi...

The Speech That Would Nail Obama's Victory

Carol DeChant | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
Carol DeChant

In recognition that both parties are spending --with the help of PACs--an estimated $10 billion from now until election day, primarily on TV ads to sway voters, here's the speech that could guarantee a victory for President Obama.

PAC for Nonprofits Endorses Candidates

Robert Egger | Posted 10.13.2012 | DC
Robert Egger

Nonprofits, like the communities we serve and the country we love, are strongest when we stand together.

Democratic National Convention Rakes In Corporate Cash

AP | MICHAEL BIESECKER | Posted 07.21.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Shortly after last year's high-profile announcement that the 2012 Democratic National Convention would be the first in history not ...

U.S. Presidential Elections Should Have A French Accent

Scott Blakeman | Posted 07.07.2012 | Politics
Scott Blakeman

While the individual contribution limit in France is more than twice as high as the U.S., there are no PACs or Super PACs, and French companies, unions and special interests are not allowed to make political contributions.

Your Vote Will Be Counted But It Will Not Count

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 07.04.2012 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

After the election those votes which we so freely give will not mean as much as those that have been bought. The corporations, the PACs, the special interest groups that dominate the elections will be heard and the voice of the voter ignored and forgotten.