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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»

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid

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

Harold Simmons, owner of Contran Corp. and Valhi, Inc.

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»

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

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

Rove.

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»

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»

Romney campaigns in Nevada on Oct. 23.

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»

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»

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»

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

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»

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»

American Crossroads co-founder Karl Rove

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»

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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