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Leaders of Corporate-Gifted Super PAC Americans Elect Attack (Yes) Corporate Gifts and Super PACs

The political corporation called Americans Elect has made the act of getting sillier, and sillier, and sillier look like an art form. The latest act of Americans Elect is gallery-worthy.

Last week, Americans Elect leaders Doug Bailey (Unity08 cofounder and Americans Elect candidate recruiter) and Les Francis (Americans Elect Board of Advisors) wrote an [...]

Americans Elect Strikes Again with Halloween Spending on the Maine Senate Race

When it was trying to win the support of the American people, the corporation called Americans Elect made a pledge not to support or oppose any political candidate. It was a neutral player in the political system, Americans Elect told us; it was just trying to strengthen democracy. To that end, Americans Elect pledged that [...]

Using Americans Elect as Instrument, 3 Wall Street Tycoons dump another $420K into Maine Senate Race

In the 1980s and 1990s, a bitter argument raged among political researchers between “state autonomy” theorists who asserted that the American state could at times act independently and “power structure” theorists who asserted that America was dominated by a social network of moneyed people and their associates interacting and coordinating through social bodies. Both theoretical [...]

Obama Leaves FEC Short Staffed

I write this as an American liberal, more concerned about the need for honest government than I am about the fortunes of any particular politician. It’s alarming to me to see Democrats who blasted corruption in the Bush Administration give Barack Obama a free pass.

Barack Obama claims to oppose the Citizens United decision by [...]

Americans Elect Spends another $90,000, sending mail from DC to swing Maine Senate Race

“The Delegates — and the rest of the American people — are the true boss of Americans Elect.” — Americans Elect, “About,” April 2011

“We will never promote any candidate of our own — and the ultimate winner is decided only by the American voters.” — Americans Elect, “About,” July 2011

“The Last Best [...]

How Can Secret Money Politics Restore Integrity In Arizona Politics?

Restoring Arizona’s Integrity is a new Super PAC that describes itself as “dedicated to supporting trustworthy, genuine leadership for a better future for Arizona.” The truth is, though, that the organization hasn’t done anything to support any leadership in Arizona. The only thing that Restoring Arizona’s Integrity has done is to try to diminish one [...]

What Do Ralph Hall And Charlie Rangel Have In Common?

Claims by the Campaign for Primary Accountability to be non-partisan and to be concerned only with open political process, rather than particular ideological and economic interests, should be taken with a very large grain of salt. [...]

Indiana Values SuperPAC Isn’t Based In Indiana

With a name like that, you’d expect the SuperPAC to based in Indiana. The offices of the Indiana Values SuperPAC are hundreds of miles away from Indiana, though. They’re at 1823 23rd Street NW, Washington D.C., in a posh townhouse just two miles from the White House. [...]

Who is Martin Appel?

An empty rented office. A huge proportion of legal fees. Independent expenditures to oppose Barack Obama. Who is this Martin Appel? [...]

Why Is Gingrich Super PAC Still Spending?

Why would Sheldon Adelson and the Winning Our Future PAC keep spending money on Gingrich, when he now has virtually no chance of winning the Republican nomination? Take this poll to provide your explanation. [...]

Is Eating Fried Food Pro-Life?

Given the pro-Santorum PAC’s payment’s to Tubby’s Tank House, it seems that what PRO-LIFE means is that fertilized eggs get full human rights, but people are encouraged to go ahead and take the fast track to a heart attack after they’re born. [...]