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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...

Paul Blumenthal

Romney-Ryan Gets Boost From Big Donors

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican presidential campaign of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan got another boost from big donors in July. Republican super PACs, part...

Paul Blumenthal

Fundraising Plunge For Obama Super PAC

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Priorities USA Action, the super PAC backing President Barack Obama's reelection campaign, raised $4.7 million in July, according to a f...

Paul Blumenthal

Romney Super PAC Has Huge Haul

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The super PAC supporting Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's campaign raised $7.4 million in July, according to a report fil...

Romney and Obama Are Making the Independent Voter Extinct

Gareth Edmundson | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics
Gareth Edmundson

It was this middle ground that would be the crucial difference between becoming the leader of the free world and being the leader of the guest lecture circuit. You only have to look back to Clinton or Reagan and witness them debating policies to win undecideds as proof.

Karl Rove's Montana Visit Raises Super PAC Questions

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 08.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jon Tester's (D-Mont.) reelection campaign charged that his opponent's attendance at a fundraiser with Karl Rove raises questions o...

Corporations Can't Pledge Allegiance

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics
Frances Moore Lappe

If, in our Founders' vision, a Republic depended on the capacity of educated citizens for reasoned consideration over public matters, then surely "spending as speech" is a body blow to our Republic.

Is Paul Ryan Romney's Best Bet?

Leighton Vaughan Williams | Posted 10.15.2012 | Business
Leighton Vaughan Williams

Choosing Paul Ryan as his running mate is probably a chance that Mitt Romney thinks is worth taking, the best among the limited choices his backers would allow him.

Jason Linkins

What To Do About Outrageous Super PAC Ads

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics

Ah, super PACs. It seems like only yesterday they came steaming into our lives, promising to play havoc with our politics on a thick cushion of dark m...

Koch Brothers Group Unleashes Ad In $25 Million Anti-Obama Blitz

The Huffington Post | Patrick Svitek | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics

Voters are allowed to kick a likable guy out of office. That's the core message in the second phase of Americans for Prosperity's largest ad campai...

Following the Money, Missing the Point

Graham Milne | Posted 10.13.2012 | Politics
Graham Milne

We cannot achieve true fairness in this world until we stop worshipping those things that make the world unfair. What's most encouraging is that we still have the choice to do that. We just have to make it.

Lobbyist-Friendly Republicans Hit By Ad Blitz

The Huffington Post | Patrick Svitek | Posted 08.09.2012 | Politics

A new super PAC hoping to highlight the outsize influence of money in politics unveiled Thursday an ad blitz that charges four Republican lawmakers wi...

College Students Create The Beer Super PAC

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.08.2012 | College

After Daniel Bassali and Winslow Marshall created the Slam Dunks, Fireworks and Eagles Super PAC, they didn't really know where to go with it. So Bas...

Super PACs help tea party candidate win Senate runoff in Texas

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Alexandra Duszak and Reity O'BrieniWatch NewsIn a Texas-sized spending battle that attracted more than $14 million in outside money, Ted Cruz ups...

Howard Fineman

What Do Mega-Donors Really Want For All That Money?

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Heed their names for they are the country's new power brokers: Sheldon Adelson, David and Charles Koch, Harold Simmons, and Bob Perry,...

Paul Blumenthal

New Names Among 100-Plus Super PAC Mega-Donors

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Super PACs had their biggest fundraising month ever in June when they raised a combined total exceeding $54 million. In total, super PAC...

U.S. Olympics Committee Nixes Anti-Romney Ad

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.26.2012 | Politics

The U.S. Olympic Committee told the Democratic super PAC Priorities USA Action to pull down its new advertisement from the web and not to cut a versio...