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Obama Speaks Out On 2012 Campaign Phenomenon

AP | Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says the rise of political action committees guarantees that there will be a lot of negative ads in the lead-up t...

Negative Ad Master Goes All Out For Romney

The New Yorker | Jane Mayer | Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney, in his struggle to wrap up the 2012 Republican nomination for the Presidency, has presented himself as an outsider....

"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."

WATCH: Colbert Reveals America's Biggest SuperPAC Donors

Posted 02.03.2012 | Comedy

SuperPAC: A frothy mix of lube and campaign funding that is sometimes the byproduct of politics. On Thursday's "Report," Stephen Colbert gave a gli...

While Mitt And Newt Flail, It's Time For You To Be Bold, Mr. President

Pearl Korn | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Take the money out of politics, protect Americans right to vote, and make it easier for more Americans to exercise their Constitutional rights -- three issues it's hard to oppose and can help bolster your credentials as a man of the People, Mr. President.

What Light From the Sunshine State?

William Bradley | Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

While it is a strength in the most conventional sense, it's actually a profound weakness of his candidacy, especially considering the obvious problems with his public attitudes about finance and the realities of how he became so phenomenally wealth.

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,...

The Buying of the President 2012

Bob Edgar | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics
Bob Edgar

The election is still more than nine months away, but it's already clear that in the race for the White House, "we the people" are running far behind "we the one percent."

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...

Super PAC Disclosure Reports Reveal Out-of-Control and Corrupt System

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

The Super PAC disclosure reports being filed this week reveal an out-of-control and corrupt system that is doing enormous damage to our political system and to our democracy.

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...

Senator Mike Lee: Constitutional Charlatan

Doug Kendall | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics
Doug Kendall

With friends like Senator Mike Lee, the Constitution needs no enemies.

Colbert's super PAC raises serious money from 'donors' with silly names

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 04.01.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Aaron Mehta, iWatch NewsPat Magroin, Ibin Yerkinoff, and Frumunda Mabalz - these are among the supporters of comedian Stephen Colbert's super PAC...

Paul Blumenthal

Colbert Super PAC Reveals Secrets

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At 12:01 Tuesday morning, the most famous super PAC in America disclosed its donors for the first time. Americans for a Better Tomorrow,...

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...

The Joke Is on Us: Super PACs, Money and Democracy

Dan Glickman | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics
Dan Glickman

Super PACs only serve to enrich broadcasters and worse, relentlessly assault Americans with negativity and the ugly side of politics.

Sam Stein

Super PAC Transparency Legislation To Be Introduced By House Democrats

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Amid growing concern over the growing influence of super PACs, congressional Democrats are set to introduce new legislation designed to ...

Want to Solve the Problem of Money in Politics? Vote!

Terry Newell | Posted 03.24.2012 | Politics
Terry Newell

To the extent that money is heavily influencing campaigns, democracy takes a hit. We need a solution that does not depend on new laws or the Supreme Court. Fortunately, such a solution is available: voting.

How Campaign Finance Reformers Are Fighting Citizens United

Corbin Hiar | Posted 03.24.2012 | Politics
Corbin Hiar

Two years after a controversial Supreme Court ruling lifted many restrictions on political spending, America's campaign finance laws have officially become a joke.

Unhappy Anniversary

Bill de Blasio | Posted 03.22.2012 | Politics
Bill de Blasio

Today marks the unfortunate two-year anniversary of the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling that opened the floodgates for undisclosed spending in ...

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...

On 2nd Anniversary of Citizens United: Why the Right, Left and Center Should Support Getting Money Out of Politics

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Preserving American democracy, preventing political bribery and corruption, and insuring that every citizen has an equal voice in choosing their representatives should be a cause supported across the political spectrum.

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...

Paul Blumenthal

Stephen Colbert's Super PAC Mocks Anti-Coordination Rule

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

This is the final part of a five-part series by The Huffington Post about Stephen Colbert's ongoing exploration of the nation's campaign finance laws....

WATCH: Colbert's Amazing Interview With Retired Supreme Court Justice

Posted 01.20.2012 | Comedy

It's been widely reported that politicians have been warned against appearing on "The Colbert Report" for fear of Stephen Colbert using comedy tricker...