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The Daily Szep -- ...on Super Tuesday

Paul Szep | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics
Paul Szep

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Why Republicans Weren't Excited on Super PAC Tuesday

Blair Bowie | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics
Blair Bowie

The equivalent of 0.000351% of the population of the United States (or just 35 of every 10 million Americans) has given 96% of the money determining who stays and who goes in the Republican primary.

Constitution Check: Did the Supreme Court Give Us Super PACs?

Lyle Denniston | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics
Lyle Denniston

In the midst of a lively political campaign, with big spending a big issue, even the media can get the Constitution wrong. There is a link, but it is only indirect, between the Court's 2010 decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission and the rise of super PACs.

Santorum Super PAC: Drop Out, Gingrich

AP | JACK GILLUM | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A super political action committee supporting Rick Santorum in the Republican presidential race says it's time for Newt Gingrich to...

Is the Dollar Mightier Than the Vote?

Scott Warren | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics
Scott Warren

If the 2012 election involves way too much money and way too little substance, we have no one but ourselves to blame.

Super Tuesday? More Like Super PAC Tuesday

Rep. John Sarbanes | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics
Rep. John Sarbanes

Today, voters in ten states will voice their preferences in the GOP's presidential nomination battle. But this year, the so-called Super Tuesday primary is shaping up to be just another act in the new blockbuster, Attack of the Super PACs.

LIVE Q&A: HuffPost Answers Your Super Tuesday & Money Questions

Sara Kenigsberg | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

The Republican nomination has been punctuated by a new form of political spending: the unlimited money super PAC. As Super Tuesday approaches super PA...

The Movement Against Citizens United Continues to Build

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Serious grassroots work is afoot in states and municipalities across the country working to build the movement to pass an amendment striking down the Citizens United decision

Paul Blumenthal

Super PAC Boosts Romney On Super Tuesday

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Coming off a string of wins in Michigan, Washington and Wyoming, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney hopes to solidify his status as t...

A New Look at Citizens United

Lyle Denniston | Posted 05.04.2012 | Politics
Lyle Denniston

Many observers have blamed the Court's January 2010 decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission for supposedly turning on the corporate money-in-politics spigot. But even some members of the Court are questioning anew whether that was a mistake.

The BEST Late Night Clips Of The Week

Matt Wilstein | Posted 05.03.2012 | Comedy
Matt Wilstein

This week began with Oscars, and while nothing could ever top Sacha Baron Cohen's fateful encounter with Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet, the late nig...

#SuperPACTuesday

Rep. Ted Deutch | Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics
Rep. Ted Deutch

The factors that would typically lead to a campaign's demise -- the absence of popular support, too few donors -- have become irrelevant in an era where a few billionaires can resurrect campaigns from the dead through Super PACs.

Attacks on Media Coverage of Citizens United's Pivotal Role in Rise of Super PACs Are Misguided and Wrong

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 05.01.2012 | Media
Fred Wertheimer

On Jan. 21, 2010, the Supreme Court in the Citizens United case struck down the ban on corporate spending in federal elections and opened Pandora's Bo...

Dan Froomkin

Big Donors To Mitt Romney's Super PAC Could Reap Many Dividends

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 03.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One thing's for certain about most of the biggest donors bankrolling the main pro-Mitt Romney super PAC: They are canny investors. Pr...

Lawrence Lessig on Campaign Finance Reform: Overturning Citizens United Isn't Enough

Corbin Hiar | Posted 04.30.2012 | Politics
Corbin Hiar

In contrast with many other campaign finance reformers, Harvard Professor Lawrence Lessig believes fixing the U.S. election system will require more than just overturning the Citizens United ruling, which removed many restrictions on independent political spending.

Santorum Gets Mysterious Donor

Mother Jones | Tim Murphy | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

The biggest donor to the pro-Rick Santorum super-PAC in January was a man you've almost certainly never heard of: William J. Doré Sr., a megarich ene...

Adelson Makes Big Move

AP | By KEN THOMAS | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson has given another "substantial" contribution to an independent group supporting Republi...

Mitt Romney Campaign: A Win Is A Win

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

DETROIT -- The Romney campaign responds to this: "I think we've already won when you consider it is Romney's home state. The fact that we're even ...

The BEST Late Night Clips Of The Week

Matt Wilstein | Posted 04.26.2012 | Comedy
Matt Wilstein

This week saw the triumphant return of Stephen Colbert after two harrowing days off the air. President Obama continued his quest to out-sing all of his Republican rivals. And Mitt Romney compared himself to George Constanza.

WATCH: Pro-Romney Super PAC Hits Santorum's Values

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's allied Super PAC Restore Our Future released a new ad attacking former Sen. Rick Santorum as the date for the primary elections in Michi...

Shady Political Fundraisers Give Themselves Huge Paydays

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 02.24.2012 | Business

Super political action committees appear to serve two purposes: helping candidates win elections and, of course, making a select few rather rich. ...

Georgia Now Ground Zero for Super PACs and Citizens United

Rep. Hank Johnson | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics
Rep. Hank Johnson

The "Nastiest Show on Earth" otherwise known as the "Slimary Process" -- the prolonged and agonizing Republican primary to select a presidential candidate -- is already being called the dirtiest of all time by political pundits and voters alike.

Top fundraiser for Romney super PAC gets a $1.9 million payday

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Peter H. Stone, iWatch NewsA super PAC supporting Mitt Romney has paid one of the Republican candidate's veteran fundraisers a fee of $1.9 millio...

Paul Blumenthal

Romney Super PAC 'Has Clearly Violated The Law'

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The main super PAC supporting Mitt Romney's presidential campaign has violated campaign finance law, a nonpartisan campaign finance watc...

A Remote Solution

Richard Geldard | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics
Richard Geldard

Listening to a candidate speak to the issues, either in debate or speeches is the only way to gauge to what extent he or she speaks to your own values and convictions. And we cannot arrive at that convergence by listening to advertising.