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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...

Campaign Cash: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Bill Moyers | Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics
Bill Moyers

If you're visiting a candidate this summer and looking for a thoughtful house gift, might we suggest a nice super PAC? Thanks to the Supreme Court and Citizens United, they're all the rage among the mega-wealthy.

Paul Blumenthal

Activists Organize Weeklong Hit Against Citizens United

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Activists across the country are working this week to mobilize local communities in support of a constitutional amendment to overturn th...

What You Could Buy With Sheldon Adelson's $36.5 Million

The Huffington Post | Erin Mershon | Posted 06.15.2012 | Politics

News broke Wednesday that casino magnate Sheldon Adelson is giving a $10 million contribution to the Mitt Romney-backing super PAC Restore Our Future,...

Sheldon Adelson Drops $10 Million On Romney Super PAC

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics

Casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson has given $10 million to Restore Our Future, a pro-Mitt Romney super PAC, according to the Wall Street Journal. The...

Adelson Going In Big For Romney

Wall Street Journal | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics

Billionaire conservative casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, who helped keep Newt Gingrich's failed presidential campaign alive during the Republican primar...

Rove-Created Groups Make Big Move

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics

American Crossroads, the Karl Rove-founded super-PAC, and its 501(c)(4) affiliate, Crossroads GPS, announced a $4.6 million ad buy Wednesday hitting s...

It Turns Out, We Can Indeed Haz Super PAC: Part II

Remy M. Maisel | Posted 08.12.2012 | Politics
Remy M. Maisel

We were educating people about campaign finance law (or lack thereof). Each time I spoke to someone who had never heard of a super PAC, or didn't really know how they worked, was a rewarding experience.

Citizens United Mastermind Ousted From RNC

Josh Silver | Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics
Josh Silver

The story of Jim Bopp's loss for reelection to the RNC explains why more and more grassroots conservatives are joining with grassroots liberals in support of sweeping campaign finance and lobbying reform.

Citizens United, Meet Democracy Nationwide

Sean Siperstein | Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics
Sean Siperstein

Resolutions Week events will remind America that democracy is alive and kicking in the growing momentum for the ultimate solution to the auctioning of our democracy: a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United and related cases.

Michael McAuliff

Profits Of Politics: Shadow Super PAC Consultant Kabuki

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the burgeoning, opaque world of political consulting, even clients sometimes have no clue about the identities of the firms handling ...

Sam Stein

In The Age Of Super PACs, Political Consultants Can't Fail

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Joe Ricketts, the founder of the brokerage firm TD Ameritrade, had an itch to spend $10 million on an anti-Obama ad campaign, Fred ...

College Student Spends $500K To Support Kentucky Candidate

Posted 06.05.2012 | College

For most college students, political engagement consists of helping register voters or making phone calls on behalf of a candidate. Not John Ramsey...

Howard Fineman

Profits Of Politics 2012: Consultants Rake In $466 Million And Counting

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Voters in Wisconsin go to the polls Tuesday to decide whether to oust controversial Republican Gov. Scott Walker. One result is already ...

John McCain and 22 Attorneys General Ask Supreme Court to Walk Back Citizens United -- Where's Barack Obama?

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

It's nice that President Obama has in the past had critical words to say about Citizens United. But the time has come for him to put his money where his mouth is.

Sam Stein

Facing Super PAC Onslaught, Democrats Take Solace In 1970s Campaign Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 06.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As he assesses the electoral landscape, in which Democratic candidates will be pummeled with hundreds of millions of dollars in attack a...