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Conservative super PAC scores cash from entity tied to Az Cardinals

Republican super PAC American Crossroads received a cash infusion last month from a mysterious limited liability company that lists its address as the Tempe training facility of the Arizona Cardinals football team.... Read more»

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Super PAC leaders score perks from political donations

The People’s Majority super PAC advertises itself with lofty goals. “We are the only super PAC dedicated to the research, development and enhancement of motivating conservatives to the polls,” it proclaims on its website. “No dinners, no pictures with VIPs, no shirts or yard signs here. People's Majority uses every penny of your contribution to identify and motivate low-turnout voters on Election Day.” Well, not every penny. ... Read more»

Democrats' super PAC cavalry

Democrats are fully embracing the independent political money groups they once derided in an effort to retain the Senate this year.... Read more»

GOP super donor's foundation leans left

Republican mega-donor Harold Simmons considers President Barack Obama to be "the most dangerous man in America," and in a bid to unseat him, fueled conservative political groups with tens of millions of dollars.... Read more»

Think again

Mainstream media gobbling up conservative crazies

The sad truth is that this nonsense is introduced into the media ecosystem by right-wing reality-denying sources, and it almost always makes its way into the mainstream media—often going unchallenged. ... Read more»1

Smart v. Stupid

Something died on Election Day

What’s that smell? A whole lotta conservative memes rotting on the trash pile of history – that’s what. ... Read more»

Analysis

Crossroads: Rove-affiliated groups lose big in election

If Karl Rove was an NFL coach and not a political strategist, he would probably be looking for a new job about now. Organizations co-founded by the GOP’s most effective fundraiser spent more than $175 million only to see President Barack Obama win a second term and Democrats actually gain seats in the U.S. Senate.... Read more»

Mystery firm is election's top corporate donor at $5.3 million

The biggest corporate contributor in the 2012 election so far doesn’t appear to make anything — other than very large contributions to a conservative super PAC.... Read more»

Super PACs, nonprofits favored Romney over Obama

Super PACs and nonprofits unleashed by Citizens United have spent more than $840 million on the 2012 election, with the overwhelming majority favoring Republicans.The Supreme Court decision helped Romney neutralize Obama's fundraising advantage.... Read more»

FactCheck

Scary Medicare claims

A new TV ad in Florida harkens back to the notorious “death panel” falsehood. It wrongly claims Medicare benefits could be “rationed” and seniors denied treatment by the new health care law. In fact, the law specifically forbids rationing or restriction of benefits. ... Read more»

Consider the source

Senate-seat showdown in New Mexico

Environmental groups are outspending big business for New Mexico's U.S. Senate seat. Republican candidate Heather Wilson has been on the receiving end of more than $1.4 million to date in attack ads urging voters not to cast a ballot for her. ... Read more»

Super PAC cash favors GOP

As super PACs carpet bomb the airwaves with negative ads, Republicans hold the financial advantage.... Read more»

Factcheck

'You didn't build that,' uncut & unedited

Mitt Romney and his allies have attacked President Barack Obama — often out of context — for saying, “If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” (with videos)... Read more»

Political ad disclosure rules could take months

While the FCC voted last month to require broadcasters to post online political ad data currently kept only on paper at the stations, it is unclear when the data will actually begin to be posted.... Read more»

New Republican super PAC targets young voters

Three Republican groups have formed a super PAC called “Crossroads Generation” and given it $750,000 in seed money in an attempt to attract young voters, a population that has traditionally eluded the GOP.... Read more»

Top 10 donors make up a third of donations to super PACs

Super PACs have not led to a tsunami of contributions flowing from the treasuries of Fortune 500 corporations, contrary to expectations — at least not yet anyway. ... Read more»

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