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Top Liberal Super PAC Begins Raising Funds For Possible Clinton Presidential Bid

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Priorities USA Action, the largest liberal super PAC in the country, has begun raising money to help elect former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton p...

Paul Blumenthal

7 Charts To Understand Citizens United On Its 4th Anniversary

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Four years ago the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission case that corporations could spend unl...

The Unfulflled Promise of Citizens United

Bruce Freed | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics
Bruce Freed

Relevant regulatory agencies, along with Congress, have failed to repair the massive sinkhole in disclosure created by Citizens United. Justice Kennedy, it turns out, assumed incorrectly that shareholders would have the information they urgently need to assess a corporation's political spending.

Samantha Lachman

Ready For Hillary LGBT Event Stirs Clinton Buzz

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hasn't even announced that she'll run for president in 2016, but that hasn't stopped one super...

How Major U.S. Companies Are Quietly Funneling Dark Money

Center for Public Integrity | Michael Beckel | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

By Michael Beckel, Center for Public Integrity The U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruling in 2010 did not, as...

Listeners Are Entitled to Know by Whom They Are Being Persuaded

Meredith McGehee | Posted 03.16.2014 | Politics
Meredith McGehee

The torrent of unidentifiable, but generously funded spending on our elections unleashed by Citizens United decision is destined to grow in 2014 and beyond.

Paul Blumenthal

Dark Money Swirls Around Tough Senate Races This Year

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New and repurposed "dark money" groups are jumping into key Senate races this year. In five states -- Kentucky, Louisiana, New Hampshire...

Democrats Are Targeting Scott Brown And He's Not Even Running Yet

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Senate Majority PAC, the super PAC supporting Democratic Senate candidates, launched a $150,000-plus ad buy in New Hampshire on Wednesday against form...

Pro-Clinton Group Rents Her 2008 Presidential Campaign Email List

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Ready for Hillary, a group urging Hillary Clinton to run for president in 2016, rented the former secretary of state's email list from her failed bid ...

Social Conservatives Planning Huge Entrance In GOP Civil War

Politico | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

On a recent snowy day in the Washington suburb of Tyson’s Corner, Va., some of the religious right’s wealthiest backers and top operatives gathere...

Paul Blumenthal

You Didn't Pay Attention To Money In Politics In 2013, So We Boiled Down The Whole Year For You

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The year after a presidential election, fewer people focus on campaign finance issues, but 2013 was well worth your attention. There wer...

'Tis the Season for Giving, Receiving and Donating

Pearl Korn | Posted 02.09.2014 | Politics
Pearl Korn

When pilfering from a nonprofit organization takes place, both the donating public and the government take a hit.

U.S. Businesses Back Tea Party Republicans Following Shutdown

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Business groups waged a fierce lobbying campaign last month to convince Republicans to...

Paul Blumenthal

Have Liberals Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Citizens United?

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Despite liberal opposition to the election spending unleashed by the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United decision, progressive independ...

Paul Blumenthal

Here's The Real Reason We Aren't Done With Shutdowns

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After the 16-day government shutdown earlier this month produced devastating poll numbers for the GOP, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McCo...

Largest Republican Party Donor Wants To Nuke This Country

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics

Casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson told a crowd at Yeshiva University in New York on Tuesday that the only proper negotiating tactic with Iran would b...

Paul Blumenthal

Fed Up With Shutdown Politics? Blame Citizens United

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Dysfunctional politics led a coalition of independent conservative groups and hardline Republican lawmakers to push for a showdown on Ob...

Booker Raised How Much More Than His Opponent?

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics

Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D) has outraised his Republican opponent in New Jersey's special Senate election by 8-to-1, pulling in $11.2 million compare...

Booker Burying Lonegan in Super PAC Cash Dash

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

When it comes to super PACs, U.S. Senate candidate and Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker loves demonizing those on the right -- even as he's enjoying massive support from those on the left.

Supreme Court Contemplates More Political Bribery Amidst Shutdown

Josh Silver | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Josh Silver

Welcome to the age of government shutdowns, $7 billion elections, and a blatantly pay-to-play Congress with the lowest approval rating of all time at just 10 percent.

Paul Blumenthal

Sick Of Super PACs? Get Ready For The Next Big Threat

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The joint fundraising committee may join the super PAC and the "dark money" nonprofit as the new face of big money in politics if the Su...

Top Democratic Donor Breached Aggregate Contribution Limit Last Year

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

The revelation comes just as Alabama Republican activist Shaun McCutcheon and the Republican National Committee are challenging the federal political contribution ceiling, put in place following the Watergate scandal.

Paul Blumenthal

McConnell To Supreme Court: Let Candidates Accept Unlimited Cash

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Oct. 8, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) will argue to the Supreme Court that all campaign contribution limits should be eliminated and t...

Republicans Face Super PAC Attacks Over Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Majority PAC, one of the largest Democratic super PACs, on Thursday launched a television- and online-advertising campaign targeti...

Michael McLaughlin

National Republicans Converge On NYC's Mayoral Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 09.30.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- A little-known group of powerful Republican activists and donors with experience in campaigns across the country have coalesced in an atte...