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Republicans Unload On Democratic Senate Nominee In Georgia

AP | BILL BARROW and CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY | Posted 07.26.2014 | Politics

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Republicans are on the offensive in the opening days of Georgia's Senate campaign, hammering Democrat Michelle Nunn as a rubber s...

Obama Embracing Secretive Elements Of Questionable System

AP | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — For years, President Barack Obama railed against the surge of unlimited spending flowing into American political campaigns, arguin...

Paul Blumenthal

Democrats Top List of Super PAC Mega-Donors

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic super PACs continue to attract more money than their Republican counterparts, due in part to a huge amount of support from de...

Kate Sheppard

Group Tries To Make Climate Change A Winning Wedge Issue

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Many nonprofits and issue groups from across the political spectrum score elected officials on their voting records, evaluating whether ...

Paul Blumenthal

A Personal Super PAC Is The Latest Weapon For This Year's Senate Candidate

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- This year, for the first time since the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United ruling unleashed the unlimited-money super PAC, the majorit...

#FireKline: Congressman John Kline Advances to 'Flippable Four' in Bill Maher's #FlipADistrict Campaign

Kyle McCarthy | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics
Kyle McCarthy

Maher has been calling on viewers to nominate and vote for the worst members of Congress for his #FlipADistrict Campaign. Once a "winner" is chosen on September 12, Maher plans to throw that member of Congress into the national spotlight and help oust them from office.

Paul Blumenthal

How GOP Donors Funded Sen. Thad Cochran's Winning Appeal To African-Americans

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Thad Cochran's (R-Miss.) appeal to African-American voters in his winning primary election runoff last month was funded entirely by...

Democracy: No Longer for Sale?

Robert Koehler | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics
Robert Koehler

How does "getting together" actually unify and strengthen, rather than scatter, a given movement for social change?

Jason Linkins

Rumors Of A 'Firewall' Between Campaigns And Super PACs Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics

As America has become used to the new landscape of money in politics -- now featuring rampaging, steroidal super PACs running amok in every corner of ...

"Conservatives Don't Like Taxes" and Other Lessons on Running for Office (from a 27-year-old Oklahoman Who Couldn't)

Brian Holton Henderson | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics
Brian Holton Henderson

Politicians like Mike Turner willfully sling about phrases like "the big hand of government" and "despotic solar subsidies" while ignoring the fact that increasing numbers of conservatives are adamantly pro-solar.

Rove-Backed Group Puts Millions Toward Six Senate Races

AP | By PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — High-dollar donors' favorite political machine on Tuesday began booking another $20 million in television air time for an autumn a...

Four Years Later, Super PACs Still Misunderstood

Center for Public Integrity | Marcelo Rochabrun | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

By Marcelo Rochabrun Center for Public Integrity This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, non...

Paul Blumenthal

Citizens United Reduces Lawmakers To 'Bit Players In Their Own Campaigns'

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new report from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law sheds light on how the millions in independent spending unleashed by t...

Paul Blumenthal

Tech Titans From Both Parties Get Behind Super PAC To End All Super PACs

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Big-name technology titans from different ideological backgrounds are backing a super PAC formed by Harvard professor Lawrence Lessig to...

Paul Blumenthal

Republicans File Suit To End McCain-Feingold Reform Law, Raise Unlimited Funds

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican National Committee and the Louisiana Republican Party filed suit in federal court Friday to overturn the decadeslong ban ...

RNC Wants To Raise Unlimited Cash Just Like Super PACs

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican National Committee on Friday sued the Federal Election Commission for the ability to raise unlimited cash from indi...

Ryan Grim

Scott Brown's Work Against Energy Bill Sparks TV Ad

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

Scott Brown is getting hit in New Hampshire with a quarter-million-dollar ad buy for working behind the scenes against a bipartisan energy conservatio...

Paul Blumenthal

Anti-Abortion Super PAC To Spend Millions On Senate Races With Limited Disclosure

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The national anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List announced Wednesday that it will spend more than $3 million through its super PAC...

Karl Rove-Backed Group Spends Millions Attacking Kay Hagan Over Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

A group backed by Republican strategist Karl Rove is investing more heavily in this year's midterm elections with a nearly $3.6 million ad blitz targe...

Paul Blumenthal

Establishment Republicans Swamp Conservatives In Idaho GOP Primary Campaign

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A host of D.C.-based corporate lobbying groups have banded together to protect Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) from a tea party primary chal...

Paul Blumenthal

Super PAC To End All Super PACs Has Super Start

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On May 1, Harvard professor Lawrence Lessig launched what he calls a "super PAC to end all super PACs." Lessig, one of a new breed of ca...

For-Profit University's Super PACs Could Tap Into Tech Industry Wealth

Center for Public Integrity | Dave Levinthal | Posted 05.15.2014 | Politics

By Dave Levinthal, Center for Public Integrity A for-profit university bankrolled by prominent tech firms and co-founded by futurist Ray Kurz...

Anti-Thom Tillis Ad Takes Place At Tillis Victory Party

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.09.2014 | Politics

A Democratic super PAC trying to hold the party's majority in the upper chamber this election cycle appears to have shot its latest ad for North Carol...

Paul Blumenthal

Dark Money, Independent Groups Dominating Ad War In 2014

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Independent groups, especially those supporting the Republican Party, are dominating the air wars ahead of the 2014 midterm elections, a...

Tea Party PACs' Promise To Spend On Electing Candidates Falls Flat

The Washington Post | Posted 04.27.2014 | Politics

When the Tea Party Patriots threw its support last month behind Matt Bevin, the underdog conservative challenger trying to unseat top Senate Republica...