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Watch Out for the Republican Super PACs Moving Away from Romney to Rain Even More Millions on Swing Senate Races

Howard Learner | Posted 11.24.2012 | Politics
Howard Learner

The Republican Super PACs have millions of dollars to spend, not to save. Watch for their hard-nosed decisions after the first Presidential debate to flood even more money into the competitive small-state Senate races.

Sheldon Adelson: Secrets Of A Mega-Donor

Politico | Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics

The Billion-Dollar Buy: About this series Like never before, big dollars are having a big impact on politics and governance. This series examines how...

AT&T Presents: Your Congressional Representative™ Brought to You by Goldman Sachs

Ralph Nader | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics
Ralph Nader

It's no secret that in the wake of the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, super PACs have flooded campaigns with more money then ever before. So what better way to inform voters of who they are really voting for then to adorn our elected officials with the very corporate logos that brought them to power?

Paul Blumenthal

Whose Super PAC Is On Top In August?

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just as the tables have turned for the fundraising operation of President Barack Obama's campaign, so have things changed for the super ...

Money Is Winning This Election

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 09.21.2012 | Business

Thing One: Dash For Cash: Ladies and gentlemen, this is the democracy you bought. With just a month and a half to go before the election, instead o...

Romney Super PAC Running Out Of Cash Fast

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After banking more than $20 million through the middle of the summer to beat President Barack Obama, Restore Our Future, the super PAC s...

Amanda Terkel

Democratic Super PAC Launches Huge Ad Campaign Against Allen West

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats are turning up the heat on Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.), with a Democratic super PAC investing $1 million in ads dedicated to gett...

Paul Blumenthal

Questionable Obama Super PAC Comment At Fundraiser

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Speaking at a fundraiser hosted by the famous rapper and singer couple Jay-Z and Beyonce, President Barack Obama made comments, seemingl...

Luke Johnson

Crossroads Attack Ad Stars Received Big Government Dollars

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The stars of an $8.3 million ad buy by American Crossroads, which criticizes President Barack Obama's attitude toward small business, re...

Paul Blumenthal

Controversial Super PAC Donor Shifts Strategy

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- J. Joe Ricketts, the billionaire behind an ultimately shelved plan to run $10 million in ads featuring inflammatory footage of President...

A Progressive Corporation and Its Campaign to Take Down 10 Tea Party House Members

Pearl Korn | Posted 09.13.2012 | Politics
Pearl Korn

While the conventions and the two men who would be president have been uppermost in our minds for the past two weeks, we should not lose sight of other critical races going on across the country, in particular those in the House of Representatives.

Paul Blumenthal

Senate Control Targeted By Conservative Groups

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- All eyes are fixed on the money race between President Barack Obama, Republican nominee Mitt Romney and the outside groups cheering the...

Presidential Ad Campaign To Swell

AP | BETH FOUHY | Posted 11.08.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK — Now the campaign ad crush and TV spending spree really begins in the presidential race. The TV ad campaign, with total spending expe...

The American Politics of Canadian Health Care

Graham Milne | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics
Graham Milne

Can you imagine the reaction on the right if an Obama-supporting Super PAC ran an ad featuring Canadians demanding higher taxes on the rich? Cries from the Fox News cabal about filthy foreigners tampering with the sacred trust of American elections would be positively deafening.

Paul Blumenthal

Corporate Lobbies, Super PACs Troll DNC For Donors

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- "Jeff Bridges, eat your heart out!" yelled Martin O'Malley, clad in a black t-shirt and jeans, before launching into a raucous Iris...

Emanuel Making 'Super' Move

AP | JACK GILLUM | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's national campaign co-chairman, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, is stepping down to help raise money for a "sup...

How Karl Rove's Super PAC Plays The Senate

Bloomberg Businessweek | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics

On Thursday, August 30th, the final day of the Republican National Convention, Karl Rove gave a breakfast briefing to a group of about 70 of the Repub...

After the Romneyrama, and Serious Matters

William Bradley | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

For Mitt Romney, the convention provides his latest attempt to re-introduce himself to the American people. But what's that old ad tag line? "You never get a second chance to make a first impression." It's not a Don Draper line but it sounds like it ought to be.

Paul Blumenthal

GOP Ditches Support For Key Campaign Finance Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Outside of the Tampa Bay Times Forum, where the Republican convention is taking place, independent conservative groups huddle in strateg...

Peter H. Stone

Billionaires' Shadow Party Gathers In Tampa

HuffingtonPost.com | Peter H. Stone | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- A shift of power from the official Republican party apparatus to an informal coalition of megadonors, super PACs and nonprofit advocacy...

Arizona primary latest example of Club for Growth's clout

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Michael BeckelThe Center for Public IntegrityAs Republicans have battled for the soul of their party in primaries across the country, the deep-pock...

Sam Stein

Obama Super PAC Plots Massive Anti-Romney Ad Campaign

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Obama-supporting super PAC Priorities USA Action is plotting its biggest television ad campaign, a $30 million effort attacking Mit...

Paul Blumenthal

'Koch Brothers Must Just Be Doing A Dance'

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday night at a $7 million fundraiser hosted by Exxon Mobil chief executive Rex Tillerson and attended by 125 guests, many of them...

Cutting Though Super PACs' BS? There Are 2 Apps For That

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 08.29.2012 | Technology

After a long day of work, have you ever had your television programming of choice interrupted by the ominous instrumentals and sepia-hued images of a ...

Politicians, Outside Groups Have Questionable Interactions

Politico | Posted 08.23.2012 | Politics

On a steamy mid-July day on Capitol Hill, top lieutenants to Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy had a special guest at their weekly vote-counting meeting: K...