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Tea Party Army: Self-Dealing Officers Prey on Small Donors

The Tea Party Army’s fundraising appeals are not subtle. A recent e-mail sent by the group, a super PAC, warns the reader that when George W. Bush left office, there were 1.8 million Muslims living America, and now there are “close to 7 million.” “This horde of new Muslims may be quiet for now,” the…

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5 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

In a Manhattan hotel, the new super PAC hands came together with Clinton war-room veterans and those who still have nightmares from 2008.

On Keystone and the N.S.A., Clinton Remains Quiet

5 days agoNews : News Desk

On Friday, Ready for Hillary, a super PAC that has been described as “a make-work program for former Clinton hands,” and that is busy building a database of donors and volunteers that the group will eventually sell or rent to an official Clinton campaign, held an all-day meeting at the Sheraton on Fifty-third Street, in New York. Show More Summary

Are Super PACs Using Twitter For Shady Campaign Financing?

Lately we’ve seen the impact social networks can have on the election cycle. The effect on voter participation can be cause for concern over potential biasing of the voting public. Another impact that’s been spotted is some potentially...Show More Summary

The ‘super PAC to end all super PACs’ was supposed to fix money in politics. Here’s what went wrong.

It was supposed to be the super PAC to end all super PACs. The brainchild of Harvard professor Larry Lessig, Mayday PAC aimed to get money out of politics by wielding it against candidates who didn't support campaign finance reform. After amassing $10 million in a matter of weeks, Mayday started pouring it into congressional races […]

The ‘super PAC to end all super PACs’ was supposed to fix money in politics. Here’s what went wrong.

It was supposed to be the super PAC to end all super PACs. The brainchild of Harvard professor Larry Lessig, Mayday PAC aimed to get money out of politics by wielding it against candidates who didn't support campaign finance reform. After amassing $10 million in a matter of weeks, Mayday started pouring it into congressional races […]

'Ready for Hillary' super PAC winding down

The super-PAC Ready for Hillary, which launched in late 2012 to urge Hillary Clinton to run for president in 2016 and is described by some as a "shadow operation" for her would-be campaign, is coming to an end, Politico reports.

As One Clinton Super PAC Winds Down, Another Ramps Up

About 40 donors are expected to attend an event hosted by Correct the Record, part of a Democratic super PAC that defends Hillary Rodham Clinton against attacks, including Republican criticism of her handling of the assault on a U.S. mission in Benghazi.

On Soccer: FIFA’s latest act of tyranny whitewashes World Cup probe

Every industry has an evil empire. College athletes bow to the NCAA. Super PACs devour politics. Comcast complicates our technological needs. Gannett ruins newspapers. Reagan railed against an evil empire. Rage Against the Machine named an album after one. Darth Sidious oversaw another. Soccer’s evil empire is an imperious, sinister and immune overlord sweeping from […]

Some Unsolicited Advice for Tom Steyer

There were a number of efforts by wealthy individuals and/or Super PACs to affect the midterm election results. Most relevant to this blog, Tom Steyer used tens of millions of his own funds to support candidates that he felt would be more supportive of efforts to address climate change. After the election, the media portrayed […]

Bizarro Election 2014: When Homophobes Backed Gay-Equality Supporters and Vice Versa

In 2014 hedge-fund billionaire Paul Singer backed some of the most anti-gay politicians -- and defeated others committed to full LGBT equality -- by pouring millions into super PACS and the Republican Governor's Association. He helped anti-gay, personhood-amendment-backing Joni Ernst win a U.S. Show More Summary

Cheap dates: the pitiful sums that Big Cable used to buy off the politicians who oversee it

2 weeks agoOdd : Boing Boing

Even when you factor in dark money, Super PACs and the rest of it, politicians are willing to sell out the nervous system of the 21st century to the worst companies in America for less than $100K. Read the rest

Founder of Anti-Money ‘Super PAC’ Defends Its Poor Showing

Mayday PAC, started this spring as the "super PAC to end all super PACs," wasn't the biggest group of its kind to have a disappointing Election Day, but it might be the one that gets the most attention for its failures.

Isn't It Time We Turned American Democracy Over To The Experts?

Even before the big loss for the Democrats, we had all lost. The money pouring into politics from Super PACs and shady political “nonprofit” organizations was stealing Democracy from you and me. Financial contributions from individual voters is being eclipsed by the big bucks pouring in from far fewer big-money sources. Show More Summary

Yep, it was a record-breaking election for dark money

David Koch, proud new owner of the Senate. Spending on this year's elections is on pace to reach $3.67 billion, from candidates, parties, Super PACs, and the so-called non-profits—like the Koch's Americans for prosperity. That's a record...Show More Summary

Statshot: Money, Super PACs and Running in the Cold

This week in Statshot: money may not buy happiness, but countries with growing economies, as well as more stable politics, tend to have more satisfied citizens; runners in colder American cities are somewhat more likely to move their runs indoors over the winter, but they are even more likely to skip that jog entirely; and more.

Cartoon: The last campaign ad ever

Even before the big loss for the Democrats, we had all lost. The money pouring into politics from Super PACs and shady political “nonprofit” organizations was stealing Democracy from you and me. Financial contributions from individual...Show More Summary

Super PAC to End All Super PACs Loses Most of Their Races

3 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

Well, oof. Mayday PAC, the crowdfunded super PAC whose goal was to back candidates interesting in eliminating super PACs, took a brutal beating in this week's midterms, with all but two of their chosen candidates losing by wide marg...

Win or Lose, Big Money Still Matters in Politics

A few scenes from the recent past: Hopeful polls that showed close races prove a mirage on Election Day; a billionaire spending $50 million of his own money to elect, among other things, senators who would push his issues; super PACs...Show More Summary

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