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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...

Paul Blumenthal

Reformers To NBC: Don't Let Super PACs 'Ruin The Olympics'

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new coalition opposed to super PACs, unPAC.org, is calling on NBC to reject super PAC ads during the London Olympics. The call, whi...

Paul Blumenthal

Super PACs Eliminate Big Obama Advantage

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Super PACs and conservative non-profit groups have helped Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney blunt the massive television adv...

Paul Blumenthal

Democrats Support Bold Fix For Citizens United

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats, battered by a tsunami of independent campaign spending and without legislative recourse, promoted a constitutional ame...

Sitting Out Starbucks

Sen. Dick Durbin | Posted 09.22.2012 | Politics
Sen. Dick Durbin

A few years ago Howard Schultz, the founder of Starbucks, spoke to a group of Democratic Senators at a luncheon on Capitol Hill. His speech was about ...

Paul Blumenthal

Obama Super PAC Posts Impressive Fundraising

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top super PAC backing President Barack Obama's reelection campaign had its best month, raising $6.1 million in June. Priorities U...

Paul Blumenthal

Romney Super PAC Breaks Record

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney will be getting a lot of support from the super PAC run by his former aides in the future. Restore Our Future raised $20.7 m...