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Legal Fight Brewing Over Anti-Pelosi Group

Center For Public Integrity | Dave Levinthal | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics

A new conservative political committee that’s clearly no fan of Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has nevertheless incorporated her name...

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Santorum Illegally Directed $1 Million To Super PAC Supporting Campaign, Watchdogs Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former 2012 Republican presidential candidate and Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) broke campaign finance rules by directing a $1 million chec...

How A High-Stakes Gambler & White Castle Fuel Boehner's Reign

Center for Public Integrity | Michael Beckel | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics

By Michael Beckel Center for Public Integrity Hamburger chain White Castle, the for-profit education provider Apollo Group and a firm connected to...

Apparently, The Dead Can Donate Too

USA Today | Fredreka Schouten and Christopher Schnaars | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics

Thirty-two people listed on federal campaign records as "deceased" have contributed more than $586,000 to congressional and presidential candidates an...

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Who Are This Year's Biggest Super PAC Donors?

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mega-donors remain the biggest source of funds for super PACs so far in the 2014 election cycle, but their share of those donations is d...

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Super PAC Fundraising Soars For 2014

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Super PACs are set to be a massive force in the 2014 midterms, having collectively raised $59 million during the first half of this year...

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Rove Fundraising Groups Get Slow Start For 2014 Elections

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The political groups co-founded by GOP political strategist Karl Rove are raising funds at a slower pace than they did in the last elect...

Super PAC for independents closes down

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Michael Beckel July 30, 2013This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigati...

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Super PACs Push 2014 Campaigns To Earliest Start Ever

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.), who faces the Senate's toughest reelection, spent the final days of June shooting campaign video -- for an ele...

New super PAC forms in contested California district

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 08.18.2013 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Michael Beckel June 17, 2013 This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit,...

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Dem Super PAC Raises Big Money

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The main super PAC supporting House Democrats reported raising more than $1 million in less than six weeks during April and May. Hous...

Super PAC Targeting Mark Sanford Discloses Its Donors

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.25.2013 | Politics

House Majority PAC, which is dedicated to electing Democrats to Congress' lower chamber, became the first major super PAC to file a disclosure report ...

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Failure To Prosecute 'Dark Money' Hit In Senate Hearing

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At a congressional hearing on Tuesday convened by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), officials from the Justice Department and the Intern...

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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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...