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Political Spending Reaches Record Highs

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 04.06.2013 | Politics

BOSTON -- Operating with few rules and limited oversight, outside groups spent a record $1 billion to influence last year's election. Politicians of ...

Kathleen Miles

Super PAC Created To Fight To Legalize Marijuana

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 04.08.2013 | Los Angeles

Super PACs, independent-expenditure committees that can raise unlimited campaign contributions, conjure up images of political heavyweights like Karl ...

Ryan Budget Deployed By GOP Super PAC In Campaign Ads

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Republican super PAC on Friday launched two ads targeting vulnerable freshman Democratic congressmen far ahead of the 2014 elections. ...

Tea Party Activists Try To Turn Rove's Donors Against Him

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 03.15.2013 | Politics

Tea party activists are set to make their next move against GOP strategist Karl Rove, telling big American Crossroads super PAC donors they wasted the...

Paul Blumenthal

Complaint Over Super PAC's Oil Money Demands Closer Look

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A collection of good government and environmental groups filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) on Tuesday against...

Dem Senator Targeted In 2014 Ad By Conservative Group

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The conservative Club for Growth on Thursday got an early start on the 2014 election when it launched an ad targeting Sen. Mark Pryor (D...

News Corp. Donates To More Democrats

Posted 02.27.2013 | Media

Despite what many consider as Fox News' conservative-leaning tendencies, its parent company, News Corp., donated to more federal-level Democratic than...

Former Obama Adviser Has Odd Idea To Clean Up Elections

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics

David Axelrod, the former top political adviser to President Barack Obama, called for the end of candidate contribution limits as a way to wrest contr...

WATCH: Democracy for Dollars

Bill Moyers | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers

The House of Representatives, where Congress gathers to hear the president, used to be known as "The People's House." But money power owns the lease now and runs the joint from hidden back rooms.

Conservative Group 'Freaking Out' Over Hillary Clinton Fake Sex Video Fallout

Mother Jones | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics

The story revealing that FreedomWorks produced a video with an obscene scene featuring a giant panda, Hillary Clinton, and oral sex created quite a st...

Paul Blumenthal

Michael Bloomberg Spent Over $1 Million On This 2013 Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Through his super PAC, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has spent twice as much in the special election for Illinois' 2nd Congressional ...

Paul Blumenthal

Extra Freedom For Super PACs In Key Race This Year

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The general understanding of super PACs and other outside groups with political goals is that they must operate independently of candida...

Scheming Behind GOP Civil War Sets Rove Up For Big Boost

Salon | Posted 04.13.2013 | Politics

If you haven't been paying attention to rubbernecking reports on the most recent "GOP civil war," because you've been paying attention to more importa...

Obama Could Trump Republicans On Immigration

Daniel Simon | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics
Daniel Simon

The president and Republicans are looking to move forward with an immigration debate that may not be as divisive as once thought. Recently, President...

Paul Blumenthal

Former Tea Party Congressman To Take On Rove

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.), a Tea Party favorite who lost reelection in 2012 to Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), is launching a super ...

Paul Blumenthal

Dem Super PAC Starts 2014 Early

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The leading Democratic super PAC is getting an early start on the 2014 election cycle. House Majority PAC announced on Thursday that...

Bloomberg's Super PAC Goes After Pro-Gun Democrat

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics

A super PAC funded by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has weighed in on Illinois' Democratic primary to replace retired Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. with a...

Paul Blumenthal

These Democrats Just Love This Super PAC

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In another sign of the close ties between super PACs and elected officials, seven newly minted Democratic House members appear in a prom...

Paul Blumenthal

How Serious Are Big Group's Threats?

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the nation briefly tumbled over the "fiscal cliff" and the White House worked to cut a deal with Senate Republicans, political groups...

Adelson gave $40 million to super PACs in final weeks of election

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Michael Beckel and Andrea FullerThe Center for Public IntegrityBillionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and family poured nearly $40 million in...

The Koch Brothers Would Like To Wish You A 'Merry Taxmas'

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 12.19.2012 | Business

The holiday season is a time for giving. It's also apparently a time to make demands about fiscal policy and then spread them around to all your frien...

Paul Blumenthal

How DeMint Could Change Heritage Foundation

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jim DeMint's (R-S.C.) resignation from the Senate and appointment to lead the Heritage Foundation jolted Washington on Thursday. It...

Paul Blumenthal

Barack Obama Makes Fundraising History

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's official. For any future White House aspirant to become the greatest fundraiser of all-time, they're going to have to pass the curr...

Super-PAC Cash Still Flowing To Consultants

Bloomberg | Julie Bykowicz | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics

More than five months after Newt Gingrich dropped out of the Republican presidential primary, the founder of the super-political action committee back...

'TOTAL CRAP'

Arlington Patch | Jason Spencer | Posted 11.16.2012 | Politics

Conservative groups like Crossroads GPS, Americans for Prosperity and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce began running negative ads against Tim Kaine in Nov...