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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...

Pity the Poor Billionaires

Bill Moyers | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics
Bill Moyers

So-called "mega donors" are upset that their campaign contributions are being exposed to public view, ignoring our right to know who is giving money to candidates -- and the opportunity to try to figure out why. The sound you hear is the world's smallest violin, say, a teeny-tiny Stradivarius insured for millions.

Super PACed With Baloney: Reason Column Obscures Impact of SC Campaign Finance Rulings

Rep. David Price | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics
Rep. David Price

Jacob Sullum sees no cause for concern in the tidal wave of political spending by wealthy donors unleashed by the Supreme Court. You might view this statement as incredible given recent history and odd given that the source is "Reason" magazine, where one would expect facts as well as assertions. What are the facts?

How Citizens United Can Be Used to Curtail Super PAC Spending

Peter Scheer | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics
Peter Scheer

While Citizens United gave a green light to individual political expenditures, it also contains the rationale for enforceable limits on spending by super PACs.

Corporate Personhood: How Far Does the Rabbit Hole Go?

Richard C. Leone | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics
Richard C. Leone

Will corporations get all the rights that personhood implies? It's hard to say; only one thing is certain, they won't have any trouble raising the money for campaigns to approve the corporate equality agenda, whatever it turns out to be.

2012: Seeing the Long Arc of American Democracy Reversed

John Marttila | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics
John Marttila

It can be fairly argued that Citizens United has already changed the outcome of a presidential primary, by giving Mitt Romney the GOP nomination. And it is a decision that is sure to inflict even more damage to our political system by contributing to a growing belief among average Americans that the system is rigged for the wealthy and the well connected. But forget about Mitt's nomination, the growing alienation of Americans from their political system, or the huge public disapproval of Citizens United that has been revealed in polls taken on the subject. Consider this vastly more important reality: Citizens United has reversed the long arc of American democracy and our steady progress to expand the voting franchise so that all of our citizens have an equal voice in our political system.

Big GOP Donors Whine About Scrutiny

Politico | Posted 05.31.2012 | Politics

All they wanted was to get involved....

Key Rule Could Delay Crucial Disclosure

ProPublica | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics

by Justin Elliott ProPublica, May 29, 2012, 10:32 a.m.After years of consideration, the Federal Communications Commission finally voted last month t...

Paul Blumenthal

Citizens United Decision Leaves Industries Free To Battle In California Primary

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The race for a newly drawn congressional district in California's Inland Empire is shaping up as a clash of titans. It's not the candida...

Dem Backers Step Up As Urgency Builds

Reuters | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics

* House Majority PAC airms to win back House for Democrats * Democrats will need net gain of 25 seats to take it back * ...

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

Remy M. Maisel | Posted 07.24.2012 | College
Remy M. Maisel

My legal advisor and I spread out FEC Form 1 on the dining room table. "You mean this is really, really it?" I was asking in disbelief. "This one form, which asks nothing more difficult of me than to spell my name and address properly, is all I need?"