RNC Files Lawsuit To Raise Unlimited Cash Like Super PACs (via FreakOutNation) In a totally expected turn of events, the Republican National Committee on Friday sued the Federal Election Commission in an effort to raise unlimited cash just like super PACs do. In addition to the RNC and Priebus, the Republican Party of Louisiana… Now […]
NextGen Climate Action—the Super PAC founded by Tom Steyer, the former California hedge fund chief who seeks to counter the Koch brothers' climate-change propaganda machine with money from his own fortune—produced this ad calling them...Show More Summary
Republicans want to get their hands on all that Koch brothers and Sheldon Adelson cash: The Republican National Committee on Friday sued the Federal Election Commission in an effort to raise unlimited cash like super PACs do. Specifically, Republicans want to be able to set up independent accounts that are unbound by current limits. Show More Summary
Is it possible to create a "super PAC" that would end the power of super PACs by drawing enough Americans into the system to limit the influence of big money in politics? And is it possible to get voters excited about a subject as dry as campaign finance?
Steyer's super PAC plans to spend $100 million on races in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania.
Billionaire hedge fund manager and environmentalist Tom Steyer's super PAC is planning to spend close to $100 million this year in a bid to unseat Republicans around the country who they say "deny reality" on climate change. The group...Show More Summary
Barbara Boxer is the latest United States senator to put her support behind an outside group that is urging Hillary Clinton to run for president in 2016.
One day after another handful of tea party candidates fell short in Republican primaries, the super PAC aimed at quashing the insurgent movement’s biggest star in 2014 – Mississippi Senate candidate Chris McDaniel -- is airing a new attack ad.
New York Republicans have a new super PACs gunning to help elect Republican House candidates in the state.
It looks like the parallel universe of HBO's Veep just got its own super PAC. With the fictional Vice President Selina Meyer's run for president comes Citizens Against Selina Meyer, a group that has its own website, Twitter account, and campaign ads.
A vocal pope and bestselling book are nice. But to really get results on poverty? Make lawmakers fear for their job
The Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund and its powerful attorney Cleta Mitchell have refiled an updated complaint with the Federal Election Commission regarding an allegedly illegal bank loan a Mississippi bank gave to a Super PAC supporting the reelection of Sen. Show More Summary
While much of the corporate media - particularly the now ex-Newark Star Ledger - ignored the forces behind "education reform" in Newark, journalist Max Blumenthal decided to actually investigate.
promoted by Rosi It was all a conspiracy theory, right? While much of the corporate media - particularly the now ex-Newark Star Ledger - ignored the forces behind "education reform" in Newark, journalist Max Blumenthal decided to actually investigate. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON — Laura Ricketts, part owner of the Chicago Cubs, today becomes board chair of LPAC, a lesbian-backed super PAC that is endorsing candidates including Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn.
For most of us, political disagreements among family are relegated to the Thanksgiving table and the occasional trying phone call. But for the super rich, it’s all about where the checks go. Laura Ricketts, co-owner of the Chicago Cubs (and the first openly gay woman owner of a major league baseball franchise), is the board […]
The Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund chairman Jenny Beth Martin is alleging a loan given to a super PAC backing Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) in the bitter Mississippi primary race was illegal, according to a complaint she filed with the Federal Election Commission Thursday that was obtained exclusively by Breitbart News. Show More Summary
Brian sez, "At the beginning of the month, Boing Boing reported on Mayday PAC, the super PAC started by Lawrence Lessig which intended to raise $1M in 30 days via a kickstarter-like crowdfunding, to fight for fundamental reform in the way candidates for Congress and members of Congress raised money for their elections. Read the rest
Last month I wrote a blog saying: "Don't let the Republican Party and its allied Super PACs define and limit the congressional districts' playing field to only the issue of supporting or opposing candidates who voted against or in support of Obamacare. Show More Summary
Washington (CNN) – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel made his support for Hillary Clinton official on Friday, announcing through a pro-Clinton super PAC that he supports the former secretary of state for president, if she runs. The former political adviser to Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama said he has seen Clinton's work firsthand and encouraged […]