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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...

S.C. governor got $62,500 from Romney-affiliated PACs

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

By Rachael Marcus, iWatch NewsSouth Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, a key supporter of Mitt Romney, received $62,500 in campaign contributions since 2...

Roberts Court: Wreaking Havoc on 2012 Elections

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

The Supreme Court decision in the Citizens United case is wreaking havoc on the 2012 elections. The Court has opened the door wide to future scandals ...

Dan Froomkin

Coalition Takes New Tack To Uncover Corporate Political Spending

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 01.19.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- It used to be against the law for executives to spend funds from their massive corporate treasuries to directly influence elections. But...

Citizens United Turns Two: Democracy Is Not a Game

Liz Kennedy | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics
Liz Kennedy

After two years of growing public opposition and mounting evidence of the damage of uncontrolled money in politics, the Court should reconsider its decision in Citizens United.

Paul Blumenthal

Stephen Colbert Copies Karl Rove In Secret Money Quest

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

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

Gingrich Is Obama's New Best Friend Forever

Mark W. Schleisner | Posted 03.17.2012 | Politics
Mark W. Schleisner

Barack Obama should take Newt Gingrich out for a beer. Heck, maybe even dinner. Newt is unleashing a scorched-earth campaign on Mitt Romney with such ...

Paul Blumenthal

Mr. Super PAC Goes To Washington

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

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

Obama Pledge Creates Hurdle For 2012 Group

Politico | Glenn Thrush and Kenneth P. Vogel | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics

Last spring, Sean Sweeney -- a co-founder of Priorities USA Action, Barack Obama's not-so-super super PAC -- rode an elevator up to a donor's office a...

WATCH: Stewart, Colbert Expose Huge 'Loopchasms' In FEC Law

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 02.23.2012 | Comedy

Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart's grand experiment in using satire as a political weapon continued Tuesday night on "The Daily Show," when the "Colber...

New Yorkers Want a More Accountable Government

Nick Nyhart | Posted 03.18.2012 | New York
Nick Nyhart

As we watch the federal campaign finance system move further and further into the hands of an elite few wealthy Americans, New York will hopefully move in a different direction.

Stephen Colbert, The Next Ronald Reagan? Why The Star Is On To Something

Jordan Zakarin | Posted 03.18.2012 | Entertainment
Jordan Zakarin

Stripped of specific details, the political beginnings of Ronald Reagan and Stephen Colbert are remarkably interchangeable.

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...