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Report: Dem says activists recorded McConnell meeting

A Kentucky Democratic official said Thursday two men tied to an anti-Mitch McConnell super PAC took credit for secretly recording a meeting in which the GOP senator's aides discussed political attacks on Ashley Judd.


Outside groups changing the political game for good

'Super PACs' and others are cementing their status as permanent fixtures in the political firmament, with resources that rival those of the official parties.


The Influence Industry: Obama lead raises questions about super PAC strategy

Have conservative groups bungled their chance to help defeat Barack Obama? Fueled with tens of millions of dollars in unlimited contributions, a network of GOP super PACs and nonprofit groups began the year with heady talk of bringing down President Obama with a ceaseless barrage of attack ads.


Billionaire gives $1M to Obama group

Billionaire financier George Soros has given $1 million to the primary super PAC helping President Obama. The funding is a boost to Priorities USA Action in the final weeks of the campaign.


Jim DeMint endorses Todd Akin, setting up unlikely alliance

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) endorsed Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin on Wednesday, giving Akin his first potential big-money endorsement and setting up an unlikely coalition. DeMint’s endorsement was announced alongside that of former presidential candidate Rick Santorum by Santorum’s Patriot Voices PAC.


Clinton: GOP money advantage could still swing the election

A month and a half before Election Day, President Obama is winning, former President Bill Clinton said Sunday, citing a raft of recent polls that show Obama widening a lead in several key swing states.


Poll: Strong support for campaign spending limits

Americans don't like all the cash that's going to super political action committees and other outside groups that are pouring millions of dollars into races for president and Congress.


Could third-party candidates sway presidential race?

Gary Johnson

Dark-horse presidential candidates Gary Johnson and Virgil Goode may not be household names, but with a little help from super PACs, they could peel away precious support from Republican Mitt Romney and possibly even President Barack Obama in some key state races.


Money is on the unofficial agenda at the Republican National Convention

A little more than a year ago, Frank VanderSloot contributed $1million to a "super PAC" supporting Mitt Romney. Now, the Idaho-based health products executive is a sought-after donor at the Republican National Convention as he makes the rounds of independent groups backing the GOP ticket.


Romney slams Obama's character in new ad

Mitt Romney is assailing President Obama's character in a new ad that hits back at a controversial spot by a Democratic super PAC. "What does it say about a president's character when his campaign tries to use the tragedy of a woman's death for political gain?" the narrator asks in the Romney ad released today. "Doesn't America deserve better than a president who will say or do anything to stay in power?


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