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  • 'Super PAC' leaders profit from lack of oversight

    The Red White and Blue Fund, a "super PAC" backing the presidential bid of Republican Rick Santorum, paid more than half a million dollars last month to a newly formed direct mail firm. The owner of that company? None other than Nick Ryan, a former...
  • 'Super PACs' largely funded by a wealthy few

    'Super PACs' largely funded by a wealthy few
    When it comes to big money in politics, Dallas billionaire Harold Simmons' influence has long been apparent in Texas, where he has plowed more than $1 million into Rick Perry's gubernatorial campaigns. Now Simmons has found a new outlet for his outsize...
  • Romney spends heavily in a challenging month

    Romney spends heavily in a challenging month
    Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney and a "super PAC" working on his behalf spent more than twice as much as they raised in January, underscoring how persistent challenges by rivals Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum have taxed the former...
  • Money is on the unofficial agenda at the Republican National Convention

    Money is on the unofficial agenda at the Republican National Convention
    TAMPA, Fla. — 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...
  • Billionaires keep pouring millions into 'super PACs'

    Billionaires keep pouring millions into 'super PACs'
    Billionaire political patrons filled the coffers of the presidential "super PACs" last month, spotlighting once again the enormous influence a tiny cadre of wealthy donors is having on the 2012 race. The biggest donations came from casino magnate Sheldon...
  • 'Super PACs' report donors for 2011

    'Super PACs' report donors for 2011
    The new role that the super-rich play in electoral politics began to emerge with greater clarity Tuesday as recently formed "super PACs" publicly reported their donors and expenses for 2011. Restore Our Future, the super PAC backing Mitt Romney's...
  • The Sunday Conversation: Martin Amis talks 'Lionel Asbo,' money

    The Sunday Conversation: Martin Amis talks 'Lionel Asbo,' money
    Martin Amis, once dubbed "fiction's angriest writer," continues dissecting the absurdity and excesses of postmodern society in his latest novel, "Lionel Asbo: State of England," which reaches bookstores Aug. 21. The British novelist, 62, recently moved...
  • Analysis: Romney fails to deliver knockout blow on Super Tuesday

    Analysis: Romney fails to deliver knockout blow on Super Tuesday
    After contests in 22 states, Mitt Romney is still the favorite to become the Republican presidential nominee. He's got the money. He's got the machine. And increasingly, and most importantly, he's got the delegates. But despite a good showing on Super...
  • Super PAC-Man Gobbling Up Voters’ Influence

     
    There is an old saying that “power abhors a vacuum.” Well, super PACs are rushing in to that vacuum with millions of dollars in hopes to take the power to dictate our elections – in particular, your choice of who should be president....
  • Save the incredible sinking, leaning Washington Monument

     
    Not only was the Washington Monument damaged in n earthquake last year, but now we learn that it's sinking. And leaning. A nation asks: What would George do?...
  • McManus: Don't close the GOP show

    We in the mainstream media harbor a dirty little secret: Most of us are rooting for Rick Santorum. It's nothing personal, although Santorum is a reasonably appealing guy. And it's not ideological; most of us aren't yearning for Bible-based social...
  • McManus: No quit in these presidential candidates

    McManus: No quit in these presidential candidates
    Poor Mitt Romney. He won six of 10 states on Super Tuesday, including hotly contested Ohio. He lengthened his lead in the count of delegates who will actually choose the Republican presidential nominee. But he's still a long way from claiming victory....