Will Stephen Colbert Tell Obama His Super PAC is Laundering Money?

The Weekly Standard asks a very interesting question in a post that appeared yesterday regarding Stephen Colbert’s assertion that Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS, a 501c(4) group, was “laundering money” by funneling what they raised to related super PAC American Crossroads. Unfortunately, as the piece makes clear, Colbert was wrong about that relationship and had to […]

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In the News: CPI: Presidential super PACs raise $49 million through December

“I think the regime allows for more spending, which I think is generally a good thing,” said Brad Smith, former FEC commissioner and co-founder of the Center for Competitive Politics. “Added spending helps voters understand the issues and put candidates on a spectrum. It informs voters.”   Read more…

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Super PACs Disclose

Now that Tuesday’s FEC disclosure deadline has come and gone, there is renewed focus on where Super PACs obtain their funding.  In an article for ABC News (Meet the Companies Behind the Super PACs), Chris Good collected information about the largest donors and came to a conclusion sure to surprise those of us who believe […]

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Super Political Action Committees

Panelists talked about the influence of “Super PACS” on the 2012 elections and beyond. Per the Supreme Court’s 2010 ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, independent expenditure-only committees, “Super PACS,” may may raise unlimited sums of money from corporations, unions, associations and individuals to spend unlimited sums in support or in opposition to […]

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