The Daily Show's Jon Stewart encouraged his viewers to have a bit of fun with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's latest cringe-worthy campaign ad, which has no dialog, and was probably put out there as footage for Super PACs that...Show More Summary
The conservatives behind some of the worst political smear campaigns have started a super PAC. Takeover Super PAC is backed by a team that includes Joseph Farah, founder of the fringe conspiracy site WND; Jerome Corsi, a leading member...Show More Summary
Washington (CNN) - With every passing month, the campaign to encourage Hillary Clinton to run for president grows. And supporters at the Ready for Hillary Super PAC say they're turning up the heat. The group, whose goal is to lay the groundwork for a Clinton campaign in 2016, currently boasts about 2 million supporters – […]
The post-Citizens United political landscape has triggered an explosion in outside spending by 501(c)(4) political nonprofits, super PACs and other groups.
The subject line of email received just now from the Democratic Party.Republican super PACs and outside groups rode to the rescue of a straight-up corporate lobbyist -- spending $5 million to tear down his Democratic opponent....In a...Show More Summary
(CNN) - In the lead up to Tuesday's special election in New Hampshire, Ready for Hillary, a super PAC urging Hillary Clinton to run for president in 2016, touted their involvement in the race for the state's Executive Council. One problem: The Democrat lost. Democrat Mike Cryans conceded the race to Republican Joe Kenney on […]
Washington (CNN) – Ready for Hillary, a super PAC urging former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to run for president in 2016, is in New Hampshire on Tuesday, working to help influence a Granite State special election before voters go to the ballot box. Although the move is unique for a national super PAC focused […]
Crossroads, the political operation founded by Karl Rove, isn't very active in Kentucky's Senate race, even though its president said that reelecting Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is one of the group's top priorities for 2014—or at least it's not very active on paper. Show More Summary
Washington (CNN) – As Hillary Clinton made waves for her remarks about Russian incursions into Ukraine, a Republican super PAC sought to tie the former secretary of state to the Obama administration's handling of the unfolding crisis. A 30-second web video by America Rising PAC stitches together public statements by then-Secretary of State Clinton and […]
Not that I feel sorry for them, but it's got to be frustrating to be one of those Republican mega-donors who spends millions of dollars on Super PACs like Karl Rove's only to see your chosen candidates lose election after election. But...Show More Summary
Nicholas Confessore, in the NYTimes, tries to paste on a veneer of Both Sides! parity, with the help of some “Super PACs blessed by Democratic congressional leaders”. But almost all of his article concerns the Republican One-Tenth-of-One-Percenters who’ve lavished their millions on buying the GOP outright, and who now feel entitled to a better return [Read more...]
While Colbert did not make his position clear, he did say that “The Proposed Regulations raise serious constitutional and legal issues for Colbert Super PAC SHH Institute.
It looks like Stephen Colbert is getting back on the campaign finance beat. A little more than a year after he retired Colbert Super PAC, the Comedy Central host sent a letter to the IRS requesting the opportunity to testify on proposed rule changes regarding political activity of social welfare nonprofits like his.
WASHINGTON -- Comedian Stephen Colbert, whose gags have pointed out the absurdity of U.S. campaign finance laws since the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United ruling, asked the IRS Thursday for permission to testify on proposed rules...Show More Summary
In his 2010 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama lambasted the Supreme Court for its decisions overturning key sections of campaign finance law and paving the way for the creation of the Super PAC. “With all due deference...Show More Summary
By Dave Levinthal February 27, 2014 This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washington, D.C. A legion of zombie super PACs -- they exist...Show More Summary
By Rachel Goldfarb, originally published on Next New Deal Click here to receive the Daily Digest via email. Making Every Voter Equal (Reuters) Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow Jonathan Soros says Super PACs should be made irrelevant,...Show More Summary
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) is the Republican front-runner for President in 2016, according to Scott Jennings, a former George W. Bush deputy political director now running a super PAC in Kentucky. The veteran Republican strategist asserts, "The political instinct of when to do things is not something you teach—you either have it or you don't. Show More Summary
The battle against super PACs will be won by making them less relevant and putting ordinary voters back at the center of our elections.
The Democratic super PAC that helped reelect President Barack Obama and is now preparing to back former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s potential White House candidacy is encouraging its donors not to overlook this fall’s midterm elections. Show More Summary