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Republicans File Suit So They Can Raise Unlimited Cash

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 […]

Cluck, cluck, cluck. Koch brothers not so brave in a venue where their lies would be dissected

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

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

GOP files paperwork to become wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

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

Harvard professor's 'super PAC' aims to end power of 'super PACs'

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?

These are the states where climate hawk Tom Steyer will wage political war

Steyer's super PAC plans to spend $100 million on races in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania.

Billionaire Tom Steyer launches $100 million assault on GOP climate 'deniers'

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

Sen. Barbara Boxer to help 'Ready for Hillary' super PAC raise money

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.

Ad Attacks Tea Party Star Chris McDaniel

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.

NY GOPers have new super PAC to elect state House candidates

New York Republicans have a new super PACs gunning to help elect Republican House candidates in the state.

Veep Launches Vicious Campaign Attacking VP Selina Meyer

3 months agoNews : Mediaite

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.

Start a super PAC for the poor: How to actually get something done about economic suffering

A vocal pope and bestselling book are nice. But to really get results on poverty? Make lawmakers fear for their job

Tea Party Group Updates FEC Complaint Alleging Illegal 'Scheme To Conceal' ID Of 'Mystery Donor'

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

Wall Street Super Pac Paid Jeffries Supporters $150 A Piece On Election Day

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.

Wall Street Super Pac Paid Jeffries Supporters $150 On E-Day

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

Cubs co-owner Laura Ricketts to lead lesbian-backed super PAC

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.

Sister Of Republican Candidate Heading Lesbian PAC To Further Gay Rights

4 months agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

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 […]

Exclusive - Tea Party Patriots Files FEC Complaint Against Pro-Cochran Super PAC

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

Anti-corruption anti-PAC nearly at $1M mark, thanks to tech heroes

4 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

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

For Obama, Still Not Too Late to Correct the Course

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

Rahm Emanuel backs Hillary Clinton for president

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 […]

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