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"Liberal Media?" Conservative Super PACs Got Over $350,000 From Media Execs, Companies in 2011

Corbin Hiar | Posted 04.04.2012 | Media
Corbin Hiar

Conservative complaints about a liberal bias in the media do not hold up, at least not when it comes to the free-spending groups known as "super PACs."

Presidential super PACs raise $49 million through December

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By John Dunbar, iWatch NewsOutside groups that funded numerous attack ads in the GOP primaries collected more than $49 million in donations in 2011,...

Paul Blumenthal

Fundraising Reports Show Who's Raised The Real Money

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday's deadline, the latest quarterly fundraising reports poured into the Federal Election Commission and out to the public from c...

Sam Stein

Mitt Romney Campaign Leaves Television Ads To Affiliated Super PAC

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The rapid growth of super PACs has dramatically altered the world of campaign finance, providing wealthy donors with the ability to pair...

Paul Blumenthal

How Money Helped Romney's Florida Comeback

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Fresh off a triumphant victory in the South Carolina primary, former Speaker Newt Gingrich came to Florida with the wind at his back. Wh...

Pro-Gingrich Group Drops $6 Million In Florida

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.24.2012 | Politics

A group backing Newt Gingrich has made a $6 million ad buy in Florida ahead of the Sunshine State's upcoming Republican primary. Winning Our Future...

Presidential super PAC spending hits $30 million

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By John Dunbar, iWatch NewsMitt Romney continues to enjoy a huge advantage in support from "super PACs" overall, but is running about even with a pr...

Paul Blumenthal

Gingrich's Surge Aided By Really Big Money

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Newt Gingrich, a man of more acts than your average reality television star, has been slain and resurrected twice in the drama that is t...

Romney Looks To Big Early State To Seal Nomination

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 03.18.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. — Four years ago, Florida crushed Mitt Romney's presidential ambitions. This time, the GOP front-runner is working to ensure the sta...

Paul Blumenthal

Why Romney's Super PAC Stance Doesn't Make Sense

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In Monday night's GOP presidential debate, Mitt Romney attempted to sidestep questions about a pro-Romney super PAC by stating there was...

Citizens United Already Having Big Impact On 2012 Elections

AP | JACK GILLUM | Posted 03.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Forget kissing babies on the campaign trail. The millions of dollars' worth of political advertisements airing before the early pri...

Santorum Accuses Rival's Group Of 'Smear Campaign'

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 03.17.2012 | Politics

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Republican Rick Santorum complained bitterly Monday that a political action committee that supports presidential rival Mitt Rom...

Jon Ward

Gingrich Calls For Anti-Romney Film To Be Edited

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 01.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Newt Gingrich has called on a pro-Gingrich super PAC to edit a 28-minute film attacking Mitt Romney to "remove inaccuracies" and asked R...

Romney vs. Gingrich Battle Enters The Next Round

Posted 01.12.2012 | Politics

Restore Our Future, a super PAC supporting frontrunning GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, continued a feud between Romney and former House Speak...

The Richest People To Have Recently Run For President

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 01.11.2012 | Business

Regardless of whether Mitt Romney eventually secures the presidency this year, he's already cemented his place in recent election history. The for...

Jason Linkins

How To Deal With Super PACs: A Primer For The Media

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.11.2012 | Media

Chances are, if you've been following Stephen Colbert's high-concept satiric attack on super PACs you may be somewhat versed in the controversy these organizations have caused and the potential distorting effect they have on the political discourse.

Voters Left In The Dark About Key 2012 Force

AP | JACK GILLUM | Posted 03.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Dubbed "super PACs" and flush with millions of dollars, outside groups backing and attacking Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich include ...

Casino mogul's $5 million check to pro-Gingrich group a harbinger of GOP help to come

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 03.10.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Peter H. Stone, iWatch NewsThe $5 million check that casino mogul Sheldon Adelson wrote to help his friend Newt Gingrich win his party's presiden...

Newt Calls On Rival To Run Campaign 'Worthy Of His Grandchildren'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics

Newt Gingrich sharply criticized Mitt Romney Friday over negative ads run by a Romney-aligned super PAC in an interview with MSNBC's Chris Matthews Fr...

Mitt, Son of Citizens United

Robert Reich | Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

Romney and Citizens United were made for each other. Other candidates have quietly set up Super PACs of their own, but Mitt's unique ties to the biggest money pits enable him to take unique advantage of the Court's scurrilous invitation. He personifies the 1 percent.

Romney PAC gave trash-talking rival Santorum $10K donation in 2006

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 03.06.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Aaron Mehta and Josh Israel, iWatch NewsRick Santorum says Mitt Romney is a "bland, boring, career politician who will lose to Barack Obama" -- ...

Pity Poor Newt Gingrich

Robert Weissman | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics
Robert Weissman

Pity poor Newt Gingrich. Alright, I admit it's hard to muster much pity for Gingrich. Still, he now stands as not the first, but the most recent, pr...

Newt Levels Shocking Charge Against Rival

Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics

By SHANNON McCAFFREY, Associated Press DAVENPORT, Iowa -- Onetime Republican presidential frontrunner Newt Gingrich called on campaign rival Mitt R...

New Groups Altering 2012 Race

AP | By JACK GILLUM | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Look no further than Iowa to understand the impact of a Supreme Court ruling that opened the floodgates to outside money in American pol...

Under-The-Radar Attacks Damage Newt

AP | By PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- The attacks on Newt Gingrich have been as under-the-radar as they have been in-your-face. Brochures and leaflets stuffed in mailb...