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Winning Our Future

Legacy, Schmegacy -- What's the Big Deal Politically?

Molly Alexander Darden | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics
Molly Alexander Darden

I'm ready to prepare a winner's legacy, a more First-Rate America, for coming generations in my family; will you join me for your family? If not us, then who? If not now, then when?

Sabrina Siddiqui

Money Back Guaranteed: Miriam Adelson Gets $5 Million Refund From Gingrich Super PAC

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics

What happens when you make a sizable donation to a super PAC whose candidate drops out of the race? If you're Miriam Adelson, wife of billionaire casi...

Paul Blumenthal

Super PAC Contributions Slump As GOP Primary Fight Ends

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Contributions to super PACs fell in April from the month before as the Republican presidential primary race ended. The unlimited money p...

Santorum, Gingrich Super PACs Raised Millions In March

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.20.2012 | Politics

The super PACs supporting Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum, the not-Romney candidates in the Republican presidential race, continued raising money in M...

Adelson Makes Big Move

AP | By KEN THOMAS | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson has given another "substantial" contribution to an independent group supporting Republi...

Super PAC Contributions Concentrated Among Several Donors

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.22.2012 | Politics

Super PACs, the political groups flexing their muscles in a presidential race for the first time, are disproportionately funded by a handful of donors...

Candidates Rake In Donations From Wealthy

AP | STEPHEN BRAUN | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Just two dozen ultra-wealthy donors are behind a surge of million-dollar contributions to the new breed of political committees dur...

Gingrich Backer Hints At Bold Move

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.21.2012 | Politics

Las Vegas casino mogul Sheldon Adelson said he would give up to $100 million to Newt Gingrich or another GOP candidate, according to a rare interview ...

Super PACs Grow More Powerful Than Campaigns They Support

AP | JACK GILLUM | Posted 04.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — An unmistakable dynamic is playing out in the money game among Republican presidential candidates: New "super" political action com...

Newt's Billionaire Donor Could Give Romney De Facto Boost

RealClearPolitics | Posted 04.21.2012 | Politics

So far, at least, no one would accuse Winning Our Future, the pro-Newt Gingrich super PAC, of going easy on Mitt Romney....

Money Throws Democracy Overboard

Bill Moyers | Posted 04.15.2012 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Our elections have replaced horse racing as the sport of kings. Only these kings are multi-billionaire, corporate moguls who by the divine right, not of God, but the United States Supreme Court and its Citizens United decision, are now buying politicians like so much pricey horseflesh.

Super PAC Ads of the Apocalypse -- and Unilateral Disarmament

MP Nunan | Posted 04.09.2012 | Media
MP Nunan

President Obama's (non-coordinated) "Priorities USA Action" is the latest Super PAC whose organizers have to used the phrase "unilateral disarmament" ...

Amanda Terkel

Koch Brothers, Allies Pledge $100 Million At Private Meeting To Beat Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At a private three-day retreat in California last weekend, conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch and about 250 to 300 other i...

Paul Blumenthal

Fundraising Reports Show Who's Raised The Real Money

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday's deadline, the latest quarterly fundraising reports poured into the Federal Election Commission and out to the public from c...

Paul Blumenthal

How Money Helped Romney's Florida Comeback

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Fresh off a triumphant victory in the South Carolina primary, former Speaker Newt Gingrich came to Florida with the wind at his back. Wh...

Gingrich Donor Is Citizens United Come To Life

AP | SHANNON McCAFFREY | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

Sheldon Adelson, Casino Mogul, Becomes Patron To Newt Gingrich's Surging Presidential Campaign

Pro-Gingrich Group Drops $6 Million In Florida

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.24.2012 | Politics

A group backing Newt Gingrich has made a $6 million ad buy in Florida ahead of the Sunshine State's upcoming Republican primary. Winning Our Future...

Casino Mogul's Wife Gives Millions To Pro-Gingrich Group

AP | By BETH FOUHY | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- The wife of a casino mogul who contributed $5 million to an independent group supporting Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich i...

Did Economic Populism Win South Carolina for Newt Gingrich?

Asher Smith | Posted 03.23.2012 | Politics
Asher Smith

Perhaps Mitt Romney's fumble in South Carolina was not entirely unpredictable. But why, if Romney was not to prevail, was it Newt Gingrich -- and not Rick Santorum -- who benefited?

Presidential super PAC spending hits $30 million

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By John Dunbar, iWatch NewsMitt Romney continues to enjoy a huge advantage in support from "super PACs" overall, but is running about even with a pr...

Paul Blumenthal

Gingrich's Surge Aided By Really Big Money

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Newt Gingrich, a man of more acts than your average reality television star, has been slain and resurrected twice in the drama that is t...

Citizens United Already Having Big Impact On 2012 Elections

AP | JACK GILLUM | Posted 03.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Forget kissing babies on the campaign trail. The millions of dollars' worth of political advertisements airing before the early pri...

Anti-Romney Film Flubs Facts

AP | By CALVIN WOODWARD | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's become a case of the unsubstantiated vs. the discredited. Mitt Romney's never-supported boast to have created more than 100,000 jo...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 03.15.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week was a tumultuous one around the world. U.S. officials condemned a "deplorable" video showing Marines urinating on the corpses of suspected Taliban fighters in Afghanistan -- and categorically denied any U.S. involvement in the car bomb killing of an Iranian nuclear scientist in Tehran. In Europe, Standard & Poor's stripped France of its AAA credit rating (sacre bleu!) and downgraded eight other countries. In China, Apple halted sales of the iPhone 4S after a near-riot outside the company's flagship store in Beijing (what does Siri have to say about that?). Meanwhile, here at home, Rick Perry condemned "vulture capitalism," a Gingrich-aligned super PAC released a long Romney-as-rapacious-capitalist video that looked like it had been produced by Occupy, and John McCain called Citizens United "one of the worst decisions I have ever seen." Welcome to 2012's beyond left and right politics.

Pro-Gingrich Group Asks Romney For Help

AP | By JULIE PACE | Posted 01.14.2012 | Politics

SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- A group supporting Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich says it will remove errors from a film it made about Mitt Romn...