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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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How A Costly Failure Can Reap Big Wins

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Karl Rove's Crossroads groups have come under heavy criticism since the Nov. 6 elections, from which they walked away with little to sho...

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Campaign Finance Reformers Get Back To Work

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Political money is governed by rules, regulations and Newton's third law of motion: Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Wit...

How to Build a Grassroots Power Base

Norman Solomon | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

Winning or losing an election can hinge on the decisions of just one group or even one individual. We may not feel powerful, but an internalized sense of powerlessness represents another triumph for a system that thrives on vast imbalances of power.

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Dem Super PAC Success 'A Huge Mistake,' Says Campaign Finance Reformer

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The 2010 election was a disaster for Democrats in Congress. The party lost 63 seats in the House of Representatives and six in the Senat...

Hunter Stuart

WATCH: Karl Rove's 19 Justifications For GOP's Election Loss

HuffingtonPost.com | Hunter Stuart | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics

Republican strategist Karl Rove has a lot to answer for. After spending over $300 million to get GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney elected, an...

Election Winners and Losers in Illinois

Kyle Hillman | Posted 01.09.2013 | Chicago
Kyle Hillman

Elections have consequences and none more so than in Illinois. While the obvious places of change (State House & Senate and Congressional races) became clear throughout Tuesday night, the less obvious is becoming clearer everyday after.

Time to Repeal Campaign Contribution Limits

Bruce Ledewitz | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Bruce Ledewitz

The regime of campaign finance limits has been a failure. The only part of the effort that remains -- contribution limits -- is now responsible for increasing, rather than limiting, the power of money in elections.

Karl Rove: Obama Won 'By Suppressing The Vote'

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.09.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney lost the election because President Barack Obama engaged in voter suppression, according to Republican political strategist Karl Rove. ...

Amanda Terkel

Karl Rove Spins GOP Election Losses

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- No one lost as much on election night as Karl Rove. Although he wasn't running for office, his Crossroads organizations spent more th...

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Super PACs Influence, But Don't Buy Election

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Independent conservative groups are going to have to come to terms with the fact that they spent more than $700 million -- 70 percent of...

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Billionaires Give Record Amount In Presidential Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than half of the nation's 400 richest citizens have contributed money to help elect President Barack Obama or former Massachusetts ...

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Karl Rove's $300 Million Machine

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The independent group American Crossroads, a super PAC, and Crossroads GPS, a social welfare non-profit, set a goal to raise and spend $...