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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»

Millions of dollars are flowing to super PACs. Exactly who is donating, and what do they want? Read more»

Funded with millions from Republican strategist Karl Rove’s political advocacy group Crossroads GPS, an ad blaming Obama for the debt crisis is convincing, concerning and very easy on the eyes. Read more»

Barack Obama on the campaign trail in Ohio, 2008.

Two Democratic groups seeking big bucks to boost President Obama’s re-election have tapped several high-powered fundraisers to help rope in $4 million to $5 million in the first two months. Read more»

In recent weeks, we've seen a spate of reporting focusing on Fox CEO Roger Ailes that demonstrates just how deeply the contempt for traditional journalism runs in the organization, and how profoundly political its mission truly is. Read more»

David Koch, center, poses with his wife Julia and Fred Thompson in 2007. Koch funds a vast network of pseudo-scientific organizations to undermine legitimate climate science, and he also funds Tea Party groups that provide foot soldiers to march on behalf of his and his fellow plutocrats’ financial and political interests.

Think again: The media is slow to realize that outside groups are spending hard to tilt the balance of our democracy in their favor, explains Eric Alterman. Read more» 1

Midterm elections are an embarrassment of riches for fact-checkers — this year more than others. With both parties fighting desperately control of the House and Senate, the amount of deceit in political advertising is at least as high as we’ve ever seen. Read more»

Fox News Channel is often described as a cable news station. On occasion, the words “conservative” or “biased” are attached to that description. But few dispute the journalistic orientation of the overall enterprise. This is a mistake. Read more» 4

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