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Watch: The Bare Knuckle Fight Against Money in Politics

Bill Moyers | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

In this turbulent midterm election year, two academics decided to practice what they preached. They left the classroom, confronted the reality of down-and-dirty politics, and tried to replace moneyed interests with the public interest.

The Wool Over Our Eyes

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

No one likes having the wool pulled over their eyes. Now imagine wealthy CEOs hiring millions of knitters to blanket your entire city with a massive wool sweater, soaked in gasoline. That's what dark money is.

Electoral College Insurance: Will Super Pacs Target "Faithless" Electors and Ohio's Legislature?

Victor Williams | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
Victor Williams

Every vote does indeed count on Tuesday. Every vote is needed to insure an Obama victory margin beyond Super Pac attack, litigation, manipulation, or corruption. The actual presidential selection is on Monday, December 17, 2012.

Jerry Brown Cries Foul Over Secret Donations From Arizona

| Posted 12.26.2012 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of California Watch. By Will Evans While Gov. Jerry Brown cries foul over $11 million in unidentified money that rece...

Romney Gets Firepower In Unlikely Places

AP | BETH FOUHY and PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- New Republican-leaning independent groups entered the presidential advertising fray Wednesday as polling suggests Mitt Romney's campaign m...

Adelson Reportedly Sets New Record

Reuters | Posted 11.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Sept 24 (Reuters) - U.S. billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson has set a new record in political donations by giving $70 million to...

The Super-Rich Behind America's Super PACs

Reuters | Posted 11.20.2012 | Business

Sept 20 (Reuters) - Individual donors to U.S. presidential candidates can contribute up to $2,500 for the state-by-state party nominating contests a...

The One Percent Supreme Court: A Conversation With The Nation's Katrina Vanden Heuvel

Martha Burk | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Martha Burk

Whether you're a Democrat, Republican,Tea-partier, liberal, conservative, or in-between, you're experiencing an election season unlike any in U.S. history. That's because the rules on political spending have changed in a billion dollar way.

Emanuel Making 'Super' Move

AP | JACK GILLUM | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's national campaign co-chairman, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, is stepping down to help raise money for a "sup...

Emanuel Coming To Dems' Aid To Fill Gap

The Washington Post | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a legendary fundraiser and political strategist before he won elected office, has dropped his honorary chairmanship of the...

Politicians, Outside Groups Have Questionable Interactions

Politico | Posted 08.23.2012 | Politics

On a steamy mid-July day on Capitol Hill, top lieutenants to Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy had a special guest at their weekly vote-counting meeting: K...

Morgan Freeman Gives $1M To Pro-Obama Group

AP | JACK GILLUM | Posted 07.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Actor Morgan Freeman has contributed $1 million to help re-elect President Barack Obama. Freeman gave the money to Priorities USA Actio...

Janell Ross

Billionaire Former Univision Owner's 'Deplorable' Donations Back Anti-Immigrant Candidates

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 07.19.2012 | Latino Voices

Jerry Perenchio, who built a personal fortune as co-owner of the Univision Spanish-language TV network, donated at least $2.5 million to super PACs ba...

Citizens United Reaffirmation Could Lead To Shocking Push

AP | JACK GILLUM | Posted 08.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — If you thought the money race in the presidential campaign was already the Wild West, you haven't seen anything yet. The Supreme C...

Sam Stein

Obama Campaign Expects $100 Million Month From Romney

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Top officials with President Obama's campaign warned in stark terms on Wednesday that they will be outspent by their Republican counterp...

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 ...

GOP Groups Planning Record Campaign

Politico | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics

Republican super PACs and other outside groups shaped by a loose network of prominent conservatives -- including Karl Rove, the Koch brothers and Tom ...

Super PAC Ad Aimed At Latinos Ties Romney To Arpaio, Brewer

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 05.24.2012 | Politics

A left-leaning super PAC is aiming to broaden Mitt Romney's struggle with Latino voters in a television ad buy in Arizona that ties the candidate to S...

The $25 Million Creep-Out

Richard Walden | Posted 07.22.2012 | Impact
Richard Walden

Operation USA, one of the world's most agile and innovative relief agencies, on average, runs on about $1.5M (cash) per year. That sum allows us to de...

Super PAC Shock: GOP Group Considering Bringing Back Jeremiah Wright Attack

The New York Times | Posted 05.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of high-profile Republican strategists is working with a conservative billionaire on a proposal to mount one of the most provoca...

Dem Groups Planning Bold Move For Obama

Politico | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

Strapped for cash and facing a tidal wave of big-money Republican attack ads, Democratic super PACs are putting an unlikely plan in motion: the Super-...

Romney Group Making Big Move

AP | BETH FOUHY | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK — An independent group backing Republican Mitt Romney's presidential candidacy has placed a $4.3 million advertising buy in nine battle...

Friess Makes Switch

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

Foster Friess, the main contributor to Rick Santorum's super PAC, said he intends to help Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican nominee. "I’m o...

Cantor Made Unusual Donation

Roll Call | John Stanton | Posted 04.06.2012 | Politics

In the waning days of a bruising primary between Illinois GOP Reps. Adam Kinzinger and Don Manzullo, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor donated $25,000...

McCain Predicts 'Huge Scandals' Related To Citizens United

Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

By Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON--The U.S. campaign finance system is so heavily influenced by big-spending interest groups and wealthy individuals ...