It turns out Stephen Colbert really was performing a public service when he spent the better part of two years promoting his very own super PAC on The Colbert Report. According to a new study published by the Annenberg Public PolicyShow More Summary
Every day, every minute, animals are at risk somewhere, whether they’re languishing in abusive puppy mills, confined in metal cages on industrial factory farms where they can barely move an inch, or caught up in some other enterprise that puts... Related Stories 2013 the Year of Chimps and Horses in Congress Super Tuesday for Animals Top 10 (So Far) in 2014
With more money pouring into elections, traditional political-action committees are being forced to spend even more to stay relevant.
(click for larger) The pro-Democratic super PAC Patriot Majority USA is up to something in New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District, and it certainly smells like a ratfuck. They're spending $110,000 on a combination of mail and TV attacking both candidates in Tuesday's GOP primary, Steve Lonegan and Tom MacArthur. Show More Summary
His opponent, former U.S. Attorney John Ratcliffe, and a super PAC explicitly made the incumbent’s age an issue in the campaign — a common tactic against older candidates. The post Why The Oldest Member Of Congress Just Lost His Seat appeared first on ThinkProgress.
A California billionaire who is dedicating his fortune to pushing greenism on America is hoping that his billions will cajole Florida to vote for Democrat Charlie Crist for Governor this year. Through his Super PAC, NextGen Climate Action,...Show More Summary
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.