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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...

Morgan Freeman Gives $1 Million To Obama-Allied Super PAC

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.19.2012 | Politics

Actor Morgan Freeman has pledged his support for President Barack Obama by cutting a $1 million check to pro-Obama super PAC Priorities USA Action, ac...

Janell Ross

Billionaire Former Univision Owner's 'Deplorable' Donations Back Anti-Immigrant Candidates

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 07.19.2012 | Latino Voices

Jerry Perenchio, who built a personal fortune as co-owner of the Univision Spanish-language TV network, donated at least $2.5 million to super PACs ba...

How Much Has Citizens United Changed The Political Game?

The New York Times | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics

The reason for this exponential leap in political spending, if you talk to most Democrats or read most news reports, comes down to two words: Citizens...

Patrick Svitek

Sheldon Adelson's Lawyer Threatens To Sue Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Likening Casino Magnate To A 'Pimp'

HuffingtonPost.com | Patrick Svitek | Posted 08.02.2012 | Politics

UPDATE: 7:27 p.m. 8/2/2012 -- The DCCC has retracted its allegations against Sheldon Adelson. A lawyer for casino magnate Sheldon Adelson has thr...

Paul Blumenthal

Republicans Filibuster Post-Citizens United Transparency Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans blocked a bill Monday evening to increase transparency in campaign spending by independent groups. In a 51-44 vote...

GOP Super PACs Tap Sheldon Adelson For Big Bucks

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two super PACs closely linked to the Republican House majority raised a combined $6.6 million in the second quarter of 2012 thanks to co...

Paul Blumenthal

Dem Super PACs Gain In Crucial Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Four Democratic super PACs announced in a joint statement on Friday that they had raised a combined $25 million in the second quarter of...

Paul Blumenthal

Soros Son's New Super PAC Has Ironic Mission

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The newest super PAC ready to make a splash in the fall elections may be the least likely. Friends of Democracy -- which is headed by Jo...

Paul Blumenthal

Presidential Rivals Gained From Banks In Libor Probe

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Four years after the financial meltdown and despite a steady stream of increasingly disturbing scandals, the financial sector remains th...

Democratic Super PAC Triples Up

Reuters | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics

By Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON, July 12 (Reuters) - Majority PAC, a "Super PAC" helping Democrats fight for seats in the U.S. Senate, sai...

Amanda Terkel

Now Lesbians Have A Super PAC

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Women including sports icon Billie Jean King and actress Jane Lynch are starting a super PAC on Wednesday that they hope will increase t...

Are We Now a One-Party System?

Pearl Korn | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics
Pearl Korn

The Progressive Republican Party of Teddy Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln is long dead and buried. For the past 40 years, their crude replacements have conducted an unrelenting assault on our nation's democracy, values, humanity and rights.

WATCH: The Cowardly Lions of 'Free Speech'

Bill Moyers | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Conservatives across the country are fighting legal battles to keep their sugar daddies secret. Why? The right wing opposes disclosure laws because the super-rich just might be bullied and harassed by the rest of us who want to know who's buying our elections.

Dems Concerned Over Tea Party Senator's New Move

Mauldin Patch | Hal Millard | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

Sen. Jim DeMint's small-donor fundraising group, the Senate Conservatives Fund, has been a highly successful machine for the Greenville Republican, he...

Democrats To Get Big Assist From Super PAC, Union Group

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 09.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A major union and an outside group committed to electing Democrats to the House have reserved nearly $20 million in television ad time f...

Super Tax the Super PACs

Dean Obeidallah | Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics
Dean Obeidallah

Did you know that Super PACs don't pay taxes on the contributions they receive? Unbelievable, isn't it? These Super PACs are no doubt businesses but the contributions are not taxable because they are considered "gifts" under federal tax law.

In Anxious Conference Call, Obama Begs Donors To Send More Money

The Daily Beast | Posted 06.30.2012 | Politics

President Obama sounded weary and maybe a tad worried late Friday during a rambling conference call with campaign donors whom he repeatedly begged to ...

Return on Investment: Romney's Campaign Fundraising Is More Private Equity Than Democracy

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 08.28.2012 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

Romney can play politics as usual because Americans treat it as business as usual. Everyone complains about it but no one does anything to stop it. As an advanced nation, we should take a stand against this system.

Paul Blumenthal

Russ Feingold: 'We're In A Constitutional Crisis'

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Sen. Russ Feingold is taking the gloves off after the Supreme Court's summary reversal of a case that challenged its 2010 decisio...

Crossroads GPS Tells Heitkamp To Support Obamacare Repeal

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.27.2012 | Politics

Karl Rove's nonprofit group, Crossroads GPS, issued a new TV ad in North Dakota on Wednesday, calling on U.S. Senate candidate Heidi Heitkamp (D) to s...

Paul Blumenthal

Wealthy Increase Their Super PAC Giving

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Super PAC mega-donors continued to dominate the independent spending playing field in May as their percentage of total giving to super P...

Obama Sounds Warning To Supporters

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 06.26.2012 | Politics

The Obama campaign sounded an alarm to supporters Thursday urging them to donate, blasting an email titled, "I will be outspent." "I will be the fi...

Rebuttal to McConnell's War of Misinformation on DISCLOSE Act

The Sunlight Foundation | Posted 08.26.2012 | Politics
The Sunlight Foundation

A war is being waged against the DISCLOSE Act. Its commander in chief is Senator Mitch McConnell, his secret weapon is misinformation and his goal is to protect unlimited dark money contributions to the political process.

Stealing Votes and Buying the Presidency: A Winning Combination to Destroy Our Democracy

Pearl Korn | Posted 08.25.2012 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Will you pick up the gauntlet, Mr. President, and make the case for why we must pass an amendment to strike down Citizens United? It will give you a strong foundation for your strategy to win in November.