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When the Republicans Lie About Health Care, We Have to Fight Back

Ethan Rome | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ethan Rome

When the Republicans say they want to repeal the health care law, they're talking about giving health care back to the insurance companies so they can deny our care, drop us when we get sick and jack up our rates whenever they please.

Political Ads 2010: Reviewing The Best With The Maker Of 'Demon Sheep'

Mother Jones | Dave Gilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Election Day is still a few weeks away, but the 2010 campaign season has already produced plenty of memorable--or at least unforgettable--political ad...

WATCH: Pelosi Challenger Calls Her 'Wicked Witch Of West'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John Dennis, a longshot Republican challenger to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), has brought technicolor to the tea party with a new ad, recent...

'Mothers Opposing McMahon' Ad Targets Linda McMahon's Professional Wrestling Past

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"Mothers Opposing McMahon," a group funded by the Connecticut Democratic Party, is out with a new ad seeking to ensure that one of Republican Senate c...

Fact Check: GOP Ads Attacking Health Care Reform Resort To 'Exaggeration And Omissions'

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — When it comes to sorting out President Barack Obama's health care initiative, take three political ads and call a doctor in the mor...

Anti-Abortion Group Takes Aim At Democrats

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — An anti-abortion group plans to air radio ads in three congressional races calling for the defeat of Democratic incumbents, among t...

Conservative Group Americans For Prosperity Launches $4.1-Million Anti-Stimulus Campaign

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Conservative advocacy group Americans for Prosperity is in the midst of rolling out a $4.1-million targeted ad campaign designed to paint the stimulus...

The Best Political Ads Of The Week: Kicked In The Crotch Edition

The Huffington Post | Jeremy Binckes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Every week, the Huffington Post sifts through the best and worst political ads of the week -- so you don't have to. And this week we've found some gre...

Huge Ad Buys In California Governor's Race Fueled By Personal Wealth Of Meg Whitman, Steve Poizner

Los Angeles Times | Seema Mehta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

"They are literally buying anything they can get their hands on, every spot that's available to them, everything that opens up," Sadler said, and Whit...

House Democrats Will Spend $49 Million On TV Ads

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Democrats say they are prepared to spend $49 million on TV ads during the final weeks of the midterm elections in their effort to m...

Campaign Contribution Records Are Open, But Hardly Transparent

ProPublica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In January, the United States Supreme Court overturned limits on corporate election spending (PDF), basing its decision, in part, on the assertion tha...

Lawmakers Announce New Campaign Ad Limitations To Counteract Citizens United Ruling

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Corporations and unions would have to identify themselves on political ads they bankroll, and the CEO or top official would have to...

Arthur Delaney

Campaign Finance: Dems Unveil Bill To Make Corporate CEOs Say 'I Approve This Message' In Campaign Ads | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats unveiled legislation on Thursday that will force corporate CEOs to say "I approve this message" in campaign ads bankrolled by their companie...

The Real Shakedown to Apologize for

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marty Kaplan

Because our system requires campaign airtime be paid for by candidates rather than provided for free, we practically guarantee that candidates will be vulnerable to pressure from special interests.

Lies, Damned Lies, and John McCain Claiming He Was Never a Maverick

Michael J.W. Stickings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael J.W. Stickings

How about one conservative, John McCain, trying to rewrite his own history by denying he was ever a maverick?

Dems, Running Scared

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Quimbley D. Democrat is looking over his shoulder. This makes doing his job rather more difficult than it ought to be.

DNC Launches Ad Attacks Mitch McConnell As 'What's Wrong With Washington'

The Plumline | Greg Sargent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Now the Democratic National Committee, seeking to elevate McConnell's remarks, is going up with a new ad, sent over by a source, blasting McConnell as...

Alabama Candidate Carries A Gun, Says He Will 'Name Names And Take No Prisoners' In Campaign Ad (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Dale Peterson, GOP candidate for Alabama Agricultural Commissioner, knows what a Republican looks like, and he's not scared to show you in his new ad....

The Supreme Political Commercials

Bob Franken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Franken

At least the Supremes latest hit is a blow for honesty. The 5-4 ruling that corporations (and unions) can directly spend their mega bucks for the ad...

Jason Linkins

Dueling Ads Released As Maine Gay Marriage Battle Draws To Conclusion | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Via Andrew Sullivan come a pair of political ads up in Maine, working both sides of the gay marriage issue as the state prepares to vote on "Question ...

Chamber Of Commerce To Begin Ads Against Health Care Reform

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Looking to build pressure on moderate Democrats, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce says it will begin airing new TV ads in seven states ...

$1 Billion Spent On Political Ads This Year Alone

Talking Points Memo | Evan McMorris-Santoro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This was the year to invest in a TiVo -- if you didn't have a fast-forward button on your TV, chances are you wished you did during the health care de...

DNC: Cheney "Wrong" Then, "Wrong" Now On CIA Torture (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Controversy surrounding interrogation techniques used by the CIA on terror suspects under the Bush administration has been astir since President Obama...

Arthur Delaney

MoveOn TV Ad Targets Health Insurance Industry (VIDEO) | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A new ad by the folks at targets the health insurance industry. Timed to coincide with the annual conference of America's Health Insurance ...

Jason Linkins

Ad Promoting Employee Free Choice Act Directed At Journos | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The pro-labor organization American Rights at Work announced today that they will be launching an advertising campaign to promote the Employee Free Ch...