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The Obama Conundrum -- Is Accepting Super PAC Money a Hypocrisy?

Michael Russnow | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics
Michael Russnow

We can't bicker among ourselves while the other side has no problem focusing on the primary objective, which is to win -- even at all costs.

Jason Linkins

Obama's Super PAC Embrace Is Secretly Loved Inside The Beltway

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.09.2012 | Media

I have nits to pick with a few parts of Jim VandeHei's column "The political transformation of Barack Obama," but I'd rather talk about the way he tak...

Calling Wealthy Democrats

Brent Budowsky | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Citizens United destroys the American notion of citizenship by creating separate and unequal classes of Americans. It creates a de facto American House of Lords, in which all other Americans are relegated to second-class citizenship.

Rick Santorum's Red Badge of 'Savage'

Wade Norris | Posted 04.09.2012 | Denver
Wade Norris

We now have a real fight on our hands for the 2012 campaign. Do not underestimate Rick Santorum. IMHO he has all the boxes checked for a viable Rep...

Super Pack

Jeff Danziger | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Jason Linkins

Obama Faces Super PAC Conundrum

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama's decision to give his "reluctant blessing" to a super PAC supporting him, Priorities USA Action, has created something of a low-grade mess for his campaign team, which has had to spend the past few days fending off charges of hypocrisy from the press. This is understandable! President Obama, after all, famously defamed the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision that has allowed these secretive organizations to flower and flourish. And the president has taken his share of shots from those on his side of the aisle as well: Russ Feingold characterized Obama's embrace of the super PAC system as "dancing with the devil."

How Congress Can Overrule Citizens United

Bruce Ackerman | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics
Bruce Ackerman

It is in nobody's interest to see the Supreme Court's legitimacy damaged as Super PACs increasingly erode Americans' fundamental commitment to democracy. The Court should be given a second-chance to define the meaning of free speech.

Zach Carter

Gingrich Backer Sheldon Adelson Makes $3.3 Million An Hour

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican donor Sheldon Adelson needed just a few hours to earn enough money to dramatically alter the course of the Republican preside...

How Super PACs Are Auctioning Our Democracy to the Highest Bidder, and How We Can Fight Back

Blair Bowie | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics
Blair Bowie

We've determined that Super PACs are like kryptonite for our democracy. What can we do to fight back against this menace?

GOP Gave Obama No Choice But to Go After the Fat Cats

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Obama's reversal on Super PACs is not a betrayal of principle. It is a reflection of the brutal reality that to run and keep the White House, it will cost a pretty penny.

Paul Blumenthal

HUFFPOST FUNDRACE - Romney Secret Super PAC Donor Revealed

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics

EXCLUSIVE: The Romney super PAC, Restore Our Future, today filed an amendment to their year-end filing replacing the name of an obscure shell company ...

The President Disappoints

Bob Edgar | Posted 04.08.2012 | Politics
Bob Edgar

With Monday's announcement that PObama has blessed the workings of a Super PAC, I can only conclude that I and the rest of the reform community have been sold a bill of goods.

Boehner: Obama Super PAC Decision 'Just Another Broken Promise'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics

Hours after President Barack Obama's campaign decided to soften its stance toward super PACs, House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) slammed the ...

Paul Blumenthal

Obama Signed Off On Super PAC Support

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Details are beginning to emerge about the Monday night announcement that President Barack Obama's reelection campaign would lend its sup...

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...