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Democrats Seek To Strip Big Hug For Rich Donors From Omnibus

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic lawmakers expressed outrage at a provision slipped into the omnibus government funding bill that would expand the amount weal...

The Wool Over Our Eyes

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

No one likes having the wool pulled over their eyes. Now imagine wealthy CEOs hiring millions of knitters to blanket your entire city with a massive wool sweater, soaked in gasoline. That's what dark money is.

FEC Does it Again: Permits Large Contributions to National Parties that are Prohibited by Campaign Finance Law

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

Four FEC Commissioners last week provided yet another example of the urgent need to replace the FEC with a real campaign enforcement and oversight agency.

A Tent Too Large: the Republican Party and Anti-LGBT Bigotry

J. Richard Cohen | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
J. Richard Cohen

RNC Chair Reince Priebus yesterday said something predictable and something startling in response to the Supreme Court's refusal to overturn court decisions clearing the way for same-sex marriage.

Reince Priebus Saves the Day

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

The state of Texas recently passed a Republican-led law which shut down 13 abortion clinics this week, leaving the state with only seven. Needless-to-say, this action put the GOP again in the spotlight for accusations of their War on Women, a charge that always upsets Republicans -- in large part because it's true.

Paul Blumenthal

Where Billionaires Are Placing Bets In This Year's Elections

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the Democratic Party works to hold control of the U.S. Senate for the final two years of Barack Obama's presidency, a key strategy fo...

RNC Bests DNC In August Fundraising

AP | By PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican National Committee again outraised its Democratic rival last month and is sitting on a $3 million lead, according t...

Willie Nelson's Good Southern Texas Hospitality for Refugee Children

DeeDee Garcia Blase | Posted 10.19.2014 | Entertainment
DeeDee Garcia Blase

Known for his country outlaw music with Waylon Jennings, Hank Williams, Merle Haggard and others, at one time "they called Willie crazy, but nowadays they call him a saint." I hope Willie secures several generations of music enthusiasts from one of the fastest growing demographics in our Nation.

GOP Congressman Says His Party's Targeting Of Hispanic Voters Would Be 'Race-Baiting'

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) said in a Wednesday radio interview that he has no regrets about his comments that Democrats are waging a "war on whites," and...

Sam Stein

What Do Top Republicans Fear? Hint: It's Not An Obama Impeachment Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At a briefing at the Republican National Committee headquarters on Wednesday afternoon, top officials from the major GOP campaign commit...

GOP Candidate Downplays The Struggle Of Living On Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

Ed Gillespie downplayed the difficulties of living on the minimum wage in a video of the Republican Senate candidate speaking to voters in Virginia Be...

Cleveland: 10 Things Politico Should Know

Daniel Moulthrop | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics
Daniel Moulthrop

Yesterday, after the Republican National Committee named Cleveland as its 2016 convention site, a writer for Politico added his two cents. The article obviously meant well but started with something that happened 45 years ago and had all the hallmarks of a hastily cobbled together piece.

Republicans Will Hold Their 2016 Convention In Cleveland

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

The Republican National Committee has decided to hold its 2016 convention in Cleveland, Ohio, chairman Reince Priebus announced Tuesday. Speaking o...

Nostalgic GOP Pines After Bush With 'I Miss W.' T-Shirts

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics

The Republican National Committee is celebrating former President George W. Bush's birthday this weekend by selling wistful "I Miss W." t-shirts to it...

Dallas, Cleveland Finalists For 2016 GOP Convention

AP | By STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics

BOSTON (AP) — Just two cities remain in the sweepstakes to host the Republican Party's next presidential nominating convention. Repub...

Kate Sheppard

Priebus: Hillary Clinton 'Playing Politics' With Release Of Benghazi Chapter

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus suggested on Sunday that the release of a chapter from a new book by former Secr...

Paul Blumenthal

Republicans File Suit To End McCain-Feingold Reform Law, Raise Unlimited Funds

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican National Committee and the Louisiana Republican Party filed suit in federal court Friday to overturn the decadeslong ban ...

RNC Wants To Raise Unlimited Cash Just Like Super PACs

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican National Committee on Friday sued the Federal Election Commission for the ability to raise unlimited cash from indi...

Republicans Won't Be Hosting Their 2016 Convention In Las Vegas

AP | STEVE PEOPLES & PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two cities in the mix to host the next Republican National Convention are out of the running. Republican Party officials say La...

Good News For The DNC

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic National Committee raised $8.9 million last month and cut its debt to a new low this election cycle, according to a...

Ryan J. Reilly

Tampa Mayor Drives SUV Bought With 'Criminal Justice' Funds From Convention

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Democratic mayor of Tampa has been driving himself around in a sports utility vehicle that was purchased with federal grant money co...

Rubio To Pitch Overhaul Of Federal Retirement Programs

AP | Posted 07.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Younger voters would face higher retirement ages but all Americans could join federal retirement accounts in a plan proposed by Se...

The Paper Chase, Starring James Bopp

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

Through countless courts from numerous districts in states across the country, James Bopp has argued against limitations on spending in elections, fought against donors' names being public, and ushered in two of the most transformative Supreme Court decisions of our time.

RNC Changes Debate Rules For 2016

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT and STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Lunging for control of the GOP ahead of high-stakes elections, the Republican National Committee on Friday took steps to end f...

Paul Blumenthal

Supreme Court Bound? The Next Big Campaign Finance Case Set To Pick Up GOP Support

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just one month after the Supreme Court struck down aggregate campaign contribution limits, Republican Party officials are set to join wh...