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WASHINGTON — Early last month, state lawyers and election officials around the country dialed into a conference call to talk about how to deal with the flood of secret money that played an unprecedented role in the 2012 election. The discussion,...
WASHINGTON — With little time left to strike a deal to head off Friday’s arrival of the sequester, conservative advocacy groups are urging congressional Republicans to stand firm and let the $85 billion in automatic cuts to this year’s...
WASHINGTON — A new advocacy organization formed to channel grass-roots energy in support of President Obama’s legislative agenda says it will not engage in partisan political activity or lobbying as it pushes for gun control, immigration...
WASHINGTON -- Leaders of President Obama's reelection campaign announced Friday that they are launching a permanent advocacy organization called Organizing for Action that will enlist his supporters to fight for his policy agenda. Calling it "the next...
Tags: Barack Obama, Politics, White House, Elections
Be glad you don't live in Ohio. It's a fine old state with pretty towns, friendly people and a fairly healthy economy. But over the last six months, its citizens have endured a volume of political advertising unequaled in the history of Western...
Tags: Barack Obama, Voting, Iraq, Clint Eastwood, Mitt Romney
To hear business leaders and political candidates talk, proper industrial policy comprises only three elements: a fair tax system, a level playing field and "certainty." So why is it that all three are about to be thrown out the window as a sop to oil,...
WASHINGTON — In the escalating money race for the White House, Mitt Romney was supposed to have an advantage: a cavalry of outside groups that could collect unlimited sums and flood the airwaves with advertisements on his behalf. "Super PACs"...
WASHINGTON — President Obama pumped three times more money into media ads than Republican challenger Mitt Romney last month as both candidates dramatically stepped up their spending, racing through as much money as they brought in. August marked...
TAMPA, Fla. — A little more than a year ago, Frank VanderSloot contributed $1million to a "super PAC" supporting Mitt Romney. Now, the Idaho-based health products executive is a sought-after donor at the Republican National Convention as he makes...
Today's topic: the billions (yes, with a "b") that will be spent on advertising in this year's presidential and congressional campaigns, and what kind of messages that money is sending. Like jazz, blues and musical comedy, the political ad is a...
Are two of the left’s most useful villains, Charles and David Koch, not quite as unredeemable as liberals believe? Could it be they might change their minds about climate change and admit that it is real? UC Berkeley physics professor Richard A....
The Republican stance on healthcare is a strange mix of muddle and mendacity. The muddle comes from the GOP’s presumptive nominee for president, Mitt Romney. The mendacity is the work of conservative "super PACs" that are spending millions on new...
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