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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.

Is a Sucker Really Born Every Minute? And Are You One of Them?

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 08.22.2012 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

How can we combat lies, even from the side we favor? How do we hold our leaders responsible for the truth and stand up to the fictions perpetrated upon us by Supreme Court condoned Super PACs? The first step is simple if we think to do it. Ask questions, debate and challenge.

Zach Carter

University Coup Led By Political Donors Lacking Academic Experience

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.21.2012 | College

WASHINGTON -- The leadership coup at the University of Virginia was conducted by a governing board with profound financial means and limited professio...

Obama Super PAC Raises Stunning Amount

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The super PAC supporting President Barack Obama's re-election campaign raised $4 million in May, by far its best month since forming in ...

Poll: Progressives Prefer Elizabeth Warren Over Hillary Clinton In 2016

The Huffington Post | Patrick Svitek | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

A survey of attendees at this week's Take Back the American Dream conference in Washington, D.C. revealed that 59 percent of them want a female presid...

Paul Blumenthal

Joe Ricketts, Controversial Billionaire, Adds To Super PAC Clout With $510,000 Contribution

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The super PAC founded by the controversial billionaire and TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts spent more than $500,000 in May, according...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Rep. Joe Walsh: Obama Would Be A 'Tyrant' If He Was 'Smart Enough To Know What That Means'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics

Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) said that President Barack Obama is a "tyrant," or that he would be if he was "smart enough to know what that means," at at to...

Paul Blumenthal

Millions More For Mitt Romney's Super PAC

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The super PAC providing vital support to Mitt Romney's presidential campaign continues to pull in millions of dollars as it begins an al...

Pro-Obama Group Hits Romney Bus Tour For Stopping In States Where Bain Capital Caused Job Losses

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics

Priorities USA Action, the super PAC supporting President Barack Obama, is targeting presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney for stopp...

Romney Group Makes Big Wave

Reuters | Posted 08.19.2012 | Politics

By Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON, June 19 (Reuters) - The Super PAC backing Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Tuesday it ...

Why Republicans Worry About Hurting Corporate Feelings

Robert Reich | Posted 08.19.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

The Republican goal of getting rid of Obama is inextricably linked to the Republican Court's decision equating corporations with people under the First Amendment, and to the Republican's current determination to keep Americans in the dark about which corporations contribute what.

The President's Never-Ending Campaign for Cash

Michael Winship | Posted 08.18.2012 | Politics
Michael Winship

Part of Obama's problem is that in a post-Citizens-United world the greater ratio of cash being thrown into this year's elections comes in large measure from mega-wealthy conservatives with very deep pockets.

Paul Blumenthal

Super PAC Donors Face Corporate Bribery Claims

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A federal law to prevent U.S. companies from paying bribes to business overseas recently came to the forefront when The New York Times r...

WATCH: How to Own an Election

Bill Moyers | Posted 08.18.2012 | Politics
Bill Moyers

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Poll: Sheldon Adelson Is Largely Unknown In Nevada

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.15.2012 | Politics

Billionaire Sheldon Adelson, the casino mogul at the forefront of super PAC spending this election cycle, is unknown to most people in Nevada, accordi...