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McCain Strays Way Off Message On Romney Super PAC

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain said in an interview posted online Friday that "foreign money" was helping fellow Republican Mitt Romney's preside...

What You Could Buy With Sheldon Adelson's $36.5 Million

The Huffington Post | Erin Mershon | Posted 06.15.2012 | Politics

News broke Wednesday that casino magnate Sheldon Adelson is giving a $10 million contribution to the Mitt Romney-backing super PAC Restore Our Future,...

Sheldon Adelson Drops $10 Million On Romney Super PAC

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics

Casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson has given $10 million to Restore Our Future, a pro-Mitt Romney super PAC, according to the Wall Street Journal. The...

Adelson Going In Big For Romney

Wall Street Journal | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics

Billionaire conservative casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, who helped keep Newt Gingrich's failed presidential campaign alive during the Republican primar...

Billionaire Sheldon Adelson Signals $1 Million Donation To Romney-Allied Super PAC

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.07.2012 | Politics

Nevada billionaire Sheldon Adelson will donate at least $1 million to the Mitt Romney-affiliated super PAC Restore Our Future, Politico reports. Romne...

2012: Seeing the Long Arc of American Democracy Reversed

John Marttila | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics
John Marttila

It can be fairly argued that Citizens United has already changed the outcome of a presidential primary, by giving Mitt Romney the GOP nomination. And it is a decision that is sure to inflict even more damage to our political system by contributing to a growing belief among average Americans that the system is rigged for the wealthy and the well connected. But forget about Mitt's nomination, the growing alienation of Americans from their political system, or the huge public disapproval of Citizens United that has been revealed in polls taken on the subject. Consider this vastly more important reality: Citizens United has reversed the long arc of American democracy and our steady progress to expand the voting franchise so that all of our citizens have an equal voice in our political system.

GOP Groups Planning Record Campaign

Politico | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics

Republican super PACs and other outside groups shaped by a loose network of prominent conservatives -- including Karl Rove, the Koch brothers and Tom ...

Top Romney Adviser Also Gives Big To Super PAC

AP | STEPHEN BRAUN | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Oklahoma oil billionaire Harold Hamm didn't wait long to make a nearly $1 million donation to a group supporting Republican preside...

Paul Blumenthal

Super PAC Contributions Slump As GOP Primary Fight Ends

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Contributions to super PACs fell in April from the month before as the Republican presidential primary race ended. The unlimited money p...

Sam Stein

Wealthy Super PACs Attract Small-Dollar Donors

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the age of super PACs, campaign entities that can raise and spend unlimited sums of money, gone are the days when a broad fundraising...

Obama, Dems dominate GOP in April fundraising

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 07.21.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By John DunbariWatch NewsAs President Barack Obama attacks Mitt Romney's tenure at a private equity firm, the former Massachusetts governor continue...

Priorities USA Action, Pro-Obama Super PAC, Continues Lackluster Fundraising

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics

The super PAC supporting the reelection campaign of President Barack Obama had another lackluster month of fundraising in April, pulling in only $1.58...

Why Super PACs Aren't the Problem

Todd Phillips | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics
Todd Phillips

We can cast votes in elections and the winner will run the government, but if citizens are uninformed, what's the point? Democracy will be phony. And if democracy is phony, it seems inevitable that our government and our society will be overflowing with problems. Is there another way?

Lines Blur Between Campaigns & Independent Groups

AP | BETH FOUHY and KEN THOMAS | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Looks like President Barack Obama's allies got the hint. An independent group with deep ties to the president's re-election campaign laun...

What's It All About, Romney?

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

For Mitt Romney, it's about exploiting the 99 percent for the profit of the 1 percent. That vulture capitalist philosophy is bad enough in the business world, but it's dead wrong for public service.

Romney Super PAC Revives Hillary Rosen Controversy For Mother's Day

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's super PAC is out with a new ad reviving the controversy over Hillary Rosen's comments that Ann Romney's time as a stay-at-home mother ma...

Romney Group Making Big Move

AP | BETH FOUHY | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK — An independent group backing Republican Mitt Romney's presidential candidacy has placed a $4.3 million advertising buy in nine battle...

Paul Blumenthal

Lugar Effort Echoes Romney Super PAC

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As it releases a second ad defending Indiana Sen. Dick Lugar from a Tea Party-backed primary challenge, the American Action Network has ...

Pro-Romney Force Admits Error

AP | STEPHEN BRAUN and JACK GILLUM | Posted 06.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A mysterious firm that gave $400,000 to help elect Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has direct ties to a married coupl...

Paul Blumenthal

Romney Super PAC Pulls In Big Money

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The demolition machine known as Restore Our Future, the super PAC backing the presidential bid of Mitt Romney, pulled in $8.6 million in...

Paul Blumenthal

No Rest For Romney Super PAC, Looking To April 24

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The super PAC supporting Mitt Romney isn't giving up its relentless assault on Romney's chief primary opponent, Rick Santorum, even afte...

Finance industry makes up nearly half of pro-Romney super PAC's donations

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 06.02.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Alexandra Duszak and Rachael Marcus, iWatch NewsLast summer, hedge fund pioneer Julian Robertson made the maximum $2,500 contribution to Mitt Rom...

GOP Ads Trade 'Crazy' And 'Disaster' Charges

AP | By BRIAN BAKST | Posted 03.30.2012 | Politics

MILWAUKEE -- On Wisconsin TV, Rick Santorum is getting pummeled as someone who doesn't understand the economy. On the radio, he's portrayed as squishy...

Romney's Payday Lender Payout

Posted 03.21.2012 | Business

Payday lenders are shelling out big bucks to help Mitt Romney become president. USA Today reports that last month, payday lenders and the companies...

Rove-Linked Group Coalesces Around Romney

AP | JACK GILLUM and STEPHEN BRAUN | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Major contributors to a key Republican political organization founded by political strategist Karl Rove have boosted their financia...