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A new television ad began broadcasting on Sunday, and calls on President Obama to “do the right thing” to prevent climate change by rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline. Read more...
A tea party-affiliated group is urging Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to bow out of his re-election bid next year against Democratic rival Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, citing concerns with the longtime senator's electability. Read more...
The New York Times reports that many of the groups applying for tax-exempt status as "social welfare" organizations were involved in political activities, and that some of the IRS' seemingly strange questions were designed to figure out whether election politics or social welfare was their primary purpose. Read more...
In January, Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, ascended to the powerful chairmanship of the House Financial Services Committee. Six weeks later, campaign finance filings and interviews show, Hensarling was joined by representatives of the banking industry for a ski vacation fundraiser at a posh Park City, Utah, resort. Read more...
From this Monday's extended edition of Morning Joe on MSNBC, Chuck Todd is asked about the new PAC, Organizing for Action, which as we noted here is building on the Obama campaign apparatus to continue support for his policy objectives and after Read more...

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By Theodoric Meyer, ProPublica, Dec. 20, 2012, 11:48 a.m. Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire casino magnate and emblem of the Citizens United-era of campaign finance, spent gobs of money on the 2012 elections — more money than anyone else Read more...
An explosive article from Salon this week highlights the attitude of corporations that profits rule, above all else. But what if that corporation is a for-profit health care company that values profits over the health and safety of its Read more...
Originally posted on my own site - The Political is Personal. This is turning into a very different kind of shareholder season, one that is every bit as much about civic concerns as it is about the price of any stock, as investors have been Read more...
As Lawrence O'Donnell noted during his Rewrite segment during Wednesday night's Last Word, everyone was wondering what Stephen Colbert would do once he launched his new super PAC. Well, this week we got our answer with the first ad from the PAC, Read more...
CNN has taken pains to give Murdoch some PR cover with their not-so-subtle list of donors to both parties. General Electric, which owns NBC, has al Read more...