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For Voters, Tearing And Tossing Becomes Routine

AP | BRIAN BAKST | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics

MANITOWOC, Wis. — Around lunchtime each day, the latest missives promoting or pillorying Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican nomine...

Paul Blumenthal

Democratic Super PACs Raise $31 Million In September

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top three Democratic super PACs are closing strong with a collective take of $31 million in September. The big fundraising haul was ...

Spielberg And Katzenberg Give Obama A Financial Boost

Posted 10.21.2012 | Entertainment

Director Steven Spielberg and DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg reaffirmed their commitment to President Barack Obama's reelection last mont...

Sam Stein

Back To Bain: Obama-Backing Super PAC Re-Releases Romney Attack Ad

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama-supporting super PAC Priorities USA Action is going back to Bain in a campaign-closing television ad campaign that attacks GOP...

Pro-Obama Super PAC Raises $15.2 Million In September

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The primary super PAC backing President Barack Obama's reelection campaign, Priorities USA Action, will report raising $15.2 million for...

Paul Blumenthal

Pro-Romney Super PAC The First To $100 Million

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Restore Our Future, the super PAC backing Mitt Romney's presidential campaign, raised a strong $14.8 million in September, making the gr...

Your Lying TV

Timothy Karr | Posted 12.19.2012 | Media
Timothy Karr

Campaigns and Super PACs are raising billions of dollars to win over voters. A large chunk of that money ends up in the pockets of local broadcasters who are selling off the airwaves to place political ads. And way too many of these ads are dishonest.

Paul Blumenthal

New Jersey Takes Big Anti-Citizens United Stance

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New Jersey became the ninth state in the nation Thursday to back a constitutional amendment to reverse the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens...

Paul Blumenthal

Which Corporations Funded the RNC Convention?

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican National Convention in Tampa, where former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney accepted the presidential nomination of the Rep...

Paul Blumenthal

Bloomberg Jumps Into Super PAC Game

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced on Wednesday that he is forming a super PAC to spend between $10 and $15 million on elec...

Paul Blumenthal

Dem Super PAC Counters Rove With Big Ad Buy

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Majority PAC, the Democratic super PAC backing U.S. Senate candidates, is dropping $8.4 million into nine races across the country. The ...

Paul Blumenthal

Citizens United Fuels Expensive Obama Attacks

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Independent groups have spent $180 million in the first two weeks of October, attempting to influence political contests ranging from th...

Paul Blumenthal

Dem Super PAC Holding GOP Accountable

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On the morning of Aug. 19, an employee of the Democratic super PAC American Bridge 21st Century was eating his breakfast while monitorin...

Rove Group Plans Blitz Aimed At Women

AP | BETH FOUHY | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK — A Republican-leaning independent group supporting Mitt Romney's presidential bid is spending $11.1 million on new television ads aime...

George Allen's Super PAC Boost From Texas Millionaire

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the nation's biggest conservative donors has injected himself into the Senate race in Virginia by making a $1 million donation to...

Is Karl Rove Once Again the Man to Make the Difference?

Craig Unger | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics
Craig Unger

Karl Rove's web of influence and his relationships with wealthy benefactors have enabled him to play a commanding under-the-radar role as king of the super PACs and de facto party boss of the Republican Party.

Matt Sledge

America's Next Generation Super PAC Linked Closely To InfoCision, Controversial Telemarketing Firm

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- "Now is the moment when we can do something," Mitt Romney says in the TV ad, "And with your help, we will do something." After the clip...

Paul Blumenthal

Wall Street Billionaire Targets Oregon Congressman

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For the second election in a row, a Long Island-based hedge fund manager is trying to defeat a liberal Oregon congressman by pumping mon...

Bachmann Donor's Super PAC Drops Illegal Ad

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics

A Republican super PAC in Vermont with ties to a Paul Ryan and Michele Bachmann donor has pulled two ads using the state seal that a Vermont official ...

Rove Group Blitzing Airwaves

AP | BETH FOUHY | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK — An independent group supporting Republican Mitt Romney is launching a major TV advertising push in four presidential battleground sta...

Paul Blumenthal

Candidates Look To Hulu To Reach TV Viewers

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The popular video-streaming site Hulu has seen a huge bump in political advertising this year. Candidate campaigns, issue groups, super ...

Paul Blumenthal

Big Money Comes Into Fight For Majority

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce reported an investment of $4 million to help 10 Republican congressional candidates in California and Illin...

Anti-Abortion Rights Group Launches Super PAC

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics

The conservative Susan B. Anthony List has launched a new super PAC aimed at "amplifying the voices of women opposed to President Obama and his extrem...

Saki Knafo

Labor Group Bankrolls 'Labor-Friendly' GOP Candidates

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics

A union-funded political action committee has been steering money to Republican candidates in Congressional races in the Midwest and beyond, upending ...

Super PAC Mega-Donors Keep Up Big Giving In August

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Super PAC mega-donors have now given more than a quarter of a billion dollars, with the addition of their August contributions. In anoth...