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'Our Energy Moment': The Blue Engine Behind Fracked Gas Exports PR Blitz

Steve Horn | Posted 06.02.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Behind nearly every major corporate policy push there's an accompanying well-coordinated public relations and propag...

Major Dem Super PAC Will Sit Out Midterm Elections

BuzzFeed | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

The Democratic Party’s biggest Super PAC, recently retooled as an early pro-Hillary Clinton effort, will sit out the midterm elections this year....

Top Liberal Super PAC Begins Raising Funds For Possible Clinton Presidential Bid

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Priorities USA Action, the largest liberal super PAC in the country, has begun raising money to help elect former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton p...

Pro-Obama Super PAC Jumps In The Ring For 2016 With New Leadership

The Washington Post | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Priorities USA Action, the super PAC that helped give President Obama air cover during his hard-fought reelection campaign, is set to announce a new l...

Former Clinton Chief Of Staff To Join Obama: Report

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 12.10.2013 | Politics

John Podesta, who served as former President Bill Clinton's chief of staff for three years, will join President Barack Obama's staff as a counselor, T...

Pro-Obama Nonprofit Boosted by Undisclosed Donors

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

A nonprofit organization started by two former Obama White House staffers received $5 million -- or most of its $8.4 million in revenue last year -- from four unnamed donors, new disclosures obtained by the Center for Public Integrity indicate.

Amanda Terkel

Obama Broke Super PAC Pledge During Campaign

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama quietly attended a fundraising event for the allied super PAC Priorities USA less than a month before the 2012 el...

Liberal SuperPAC Had Secret Bain Ties

BuzzFeed | Ben Smith and Evan McMorris-Santoro | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

A top liberal SuperPAC in the 2012 election had undisclosed financial ties to the private equity firm Bain Capital — something that some people clos...

IRS Scandal a Carbuncle -- on a Cancer-Wracked Body

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 07.20.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Permitting Tea Party, left-wing, libertarian, middle-of-the-road -- whatever -- groups to define themselves as untaxed social welfare organizations that may accept unlimited, untaxed, secret corporate gifts and sponsor political ads is a sarcoma on democracy.

Karl Rove: Obama Won 'By Suppressing The Vote'

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.09.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney lost the election because President Barack Obama engaged in voter suppression, according to Republican political strategist Karl Rove. ...

Amanda Terkel

Karl Rove Spins GOP Election Losses

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- No one lost as much on election night as Karl Rove. Although he wasn't running for office, his Crossroads organizations spent more th...

Paul Blumenthal

Billionaires Give Record Amount In Presidential Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than half of the nation's 400 richest citizens have contributed money to help elect President Barack Obama or former Massachusetts ...

New Attack Ad Links Romney To Unpopular Governor

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics

Priorities USA Action, a super PAC supporting the reelection of President Barack Obama, released an ad Wednesday running in Florida linking GOP presi...

Paul Blumenthal

Soros, Silicon Valley Back Obama Super PAC

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Silicon Valley has supported President Barack Obama with huge contributions to the super PAC backing his reelection in the final month b...

Paul Blumenthal

Democratic Super PACs Raise $31 Million In September

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top three Democratic super PACs are closing strong with a collective take of $31 million in September. The big fundraising haul was ...

Sam Stein

Back To Bain: Obama-Backing Super PAC Re-Releases Romney Attack Ad

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama-supporting super PAC Priorities USA Action is going back to Bain in a campaign-closing television ad campaign that attacks GOP...

Pro-Obama Super PAC Raises $15.2 Million In September

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The primary super PAC backing President Barack Obama's reelection campaign, Priorities USA Action, will report raising $15.2 million for...

Laura Bassett

Anti-Abortion Group Attempting New 'Sting' Of Women's Advocacy Groups

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

An anti-abortion activist group notorious for its undercover "sting" operations on Planned Parenthood is currently attempting a similar secret investi...

Report: George Soros Gives $1 Million To Barack Obama Super PAC

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.27.2012 | Politics

The Democrats heavy-hitters are finally coming out of the dugout to play ball in the brave new world of unlimited contributions and super PACs. A s...

Paul Blumenthal

Whose Super PAC Is On Top In August?

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just as the tables have turned for the fundraising operation of President Barack Obama's campaign, so have things changed for the super ...

Paul Blumenthal

Questionable Obama Super PAC Comment At Fundraiser

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Speaking at a fundraiser hosted by the famous rapper and singer couple Jay-Z and Beyonce, President Barack Obama made comments, seemingl...

Pro-Obama Group Uses Secret Romney Footage In Ad

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 09.19.2012 | Politics

Priorities USA Action, a super PAC supporting President Barack Obama, released an ad Wednesday using secret footage of GOP presidential nominee Mitt R...

Sam Stein

The Obama Campaign Embraces Super PACs, Despite Russ Feingold's Efforts

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics

The debate over how Democrats should approach the proliferation of super PACs in the 2012 election cycle is over, and the voices of morality have lost...

Mitt Romney Tax Plan Attacked

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics

Priorities USA Action released a new ad Saturday attacking Mitt Romney for his tax plan. The ad, called "We The People," claims Romney's plan invol...

Paul Blumenthal

Campaign Reformers Disappointed In Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- When Barack Obama ran for president in 2008, a central tenet of his campaign was that he would not play the same old Washington gam...