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Trump: Super PACs Need to be “Straightened Out”

Maggie Haberman for the NYT: President-elect Donald J. Trump, in a free-flowing speech Wednesday night at a dinner honoring his running mate, Mike Pence, jabbed at his new Republican allies and his critics alike, questioned the ethics of “super PACs” … Continue reading ?

Kicking off Obamacare fight, GOP group funds million-dollar ad blitz

The American Action Network, a 501(c) (4) group affiliated with the Congressional Leadership Fund Super PAC and run by key GOP establishment figures, is spending more than $1 million on ads promoting House leaders’ plans on health c...

House Republican Super PAC Launches Ad for 2018 Midterm Elections

Nine days before Donald Trump is inaugurated president, the House Republicans' super PAC is launching the first TV advertising aimed at the 2018 midterm elections.

The Continuing Muddle At A Pro-Trump Political Committee

America Comes First can’t seem to decide if it’s a PAC or a super PAC, but in either case its federal filings remain problematic. by Robert Faturechi and Derek Willis A political action committee that backed Donald Trump’s bid for the...Show More Summary

Candidates and their super PACs sharing vendors more than ever

Kellyanne Conway's firm, The Polling Company, is one of almost 400 vendors employed by both a candidate and the super PAC supporting that candidate. (Anthony Behar / Pool) BY: ASHLEY BALCERZAK For some 2016 candidates, there was a lot of sharing during the campaign season -- more than ever before. Show More Summary

Conservative duo in Congress wants 2016 to be the last year for super PACs

The 2016 election could be the last presidential campaign cycle where federal law imposed a $2,700 individual donor limit to candidates, if Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and … Click to Continue »

Democratic Super PAC Will Stick Around

“The super PAC that poured nearly $200 million into trying elect Hillary Clinton president is remaking itself as a permanent center of opposition to the impending Trump administration, with the long-term aim of helping the Democratic Party claw back voters [...]

A Big Private Prison Operator May Have Illegally Funded a Trump Super PAC

4 weeks agoNews : Vice News

GEO Group—one of the largest private prison operators in the country—has been accused for violating a federal political contribution ban.

Zinke's nomination could bring questions about super PAC ties

GOP Rep. Ryan Zinke of Montana at Trump Tower this week.(Photo: Albin Lohr-Jones / Pool via CNP /MediaPunch/IPX) BY: SOO RIN KIM After much speculation about which oilman or pro-development donor would get the nod to run the Interior Department, multiple news sources have reported President-elect Donald Trump has picked Montana Rep. Show More Summary

John Bolton's Super PAC Spent Millions On Senators Who Might Vote To Confirm Him

last monthNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON ? President-elect Donald Trump is reportedly close to announcing that he has selected former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton for the No. 2 job at the Department of State. One of the most pro-war members of the Republican foreign policy establishment, Bolton has served in numerous roles, including acting U.N. Show More Summary

Thiel-Backed PAC Paid Bannon’s Company

last monthNews : The Daily Beast

A pro-Trump Super PAC paid Bannons company $134,000 in the final weeks of the campaignthose payments may have been illegal if they were made in place of an official campaign salary.

These Super PAC Donors Were Able To Hide Their Identities Before The Election

last monthNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON ? In the final days of the 2016 election, there was concern among Democrats that voters in Philadelphia wouldn’t be able to get to their polling locations due to a transit workers strike. A group of investors in Silicon Valley came up with an idea: Provide free or discounted rides through the ride-sharing taxi services Uber and Lyft. Show More Summary

Billionaires, Big Oil Flooded Mitch McConnell's Super PAC In Campaign's Final Weeks

last monthNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON ? Senate Leadership Fund, a super PAC run by former aides to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, raised an astonishing $39 million in the three weeks before the 2016 election, according to a report filed on Thursday. The...Show More Summary

On 'Fox & Friends,' Dean Cain Tells Hollywood to Put on Their 'Big Boy Pants'

Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign received unprecedented Hollywood support, from super PACs to TV shows, to social media, to concert endorsements. But actor Dean Cain warned celebrities, “Be careful about the things you say and...Show More Summary

Media Matters Founder David Brock Vows to Create a ‘Breitbart of the Left’

last monthNews : Mediaite

Clinton ally and liberal Super PAC operator David Brock told reporters Tuesday that he plans to create a new outlet designed to serve as a counterpoint to alt-right website Breitbart.

Top Clinton ally hints at a major battle against fake news

One of Hillary Clinton's fiercest defenders during the 2016 campaign is turning his super PAC's firepower on the proliferation of "fake news." During a press call on Tuesday, David Brock, founder of Clinton-backing super PAC American...Show More Summary

Clinton ally David Brock, blasting ‘crisis of competence’ among Democrats, will call for independent party audit

Brock, chairman of the Democratic super PAC American Bridge and founder of Correct the Record, a super PAC that coordinated with Clinton's campaign, does not offer any observations about whether such big-money groups played a role in her defeat.

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