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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...

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...