| Sep 9, 2011
| 7:37 AM
Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, perhaps the most prodigious fund-raiser the GOP has ever seen, will be joining forces with politically powerful Crossroads groups, the independent campaign organization that helped tilt several congressional races to the...
| Dec 9, 2011
| 1:40 PM
Elizabeth Warren, the consumer advocate-turned-Massachusetts Senate candidate, is fighting back after a new ad from an independent group founded by Karl Rove accuses her of being too close to big business.
Warren has emerged as an early target of Rove'...
| Nov 4, 2011
| 2:46 PM
Karl Rove, architect of George W. Bush's presidential victories, is steeped in the business of political fundraising. He co-founded one of the major "super-PACs," American Crossroads, which will try to cut into President Obama's fundraising advantage in...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 1:30 PM
A panel of liberal "super PAC" leaders won over a crowd of potential donors at the Mandarin Hotel during this week's closed-door meeting of the Democracy Alliance, an elite group of wealthy Democrats.
The annual gathering is closed to the press, but...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 10:31 AM
The Obama campaign's new, friendlier posture toward "super PACs" was the result of an "evolving conversation" on the role of outside money, senior campaign officials said Tuesday, pointing in particular to the dominance of candidate-specific super PACs in...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 3:18 PM
Republican voters may not have settled yet on a challenger to take on President Obama, but his reelection campaign is laying the groundwork for what could be a major television advertising buy to buttress his standing in the coming months.
| Feb 6, 2012
| 8:26 PM
In the latest ratcheting-up of this year’s political arms race, President Obama has given the go-ahead to his donors to contribute funds to a “super PAC” set up by two of his former aides, a reversal of his previous opposition to the...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 11:34 AM
After days of parlor intrigue, former Nebraska Sen. Bob Kerrey has changed course and will now enter the race to recapture his old Senate seat, according to a Democratic source in the state.
Kerrey was widely considered to be a front-runner as...
| Apr 29, 2011
| 8:23 AM
Two former White House aides launched a pair of independent groups Friday to defend President Obama and fight the array of conservative efforts that poured money into the last elections, adopting the same tactics that have been condemned by the White...
| May 16, 2011
| 12:53 PM
Nancy Pelosi was a staple of Republican campaign ads in the 2010 midterm elections that led to her ouster as speaker of the House.
But even out of power, the San Francisco Democrat is the featured villain in what has become the first major electoral test...
| Nov 9, 2011
| 4:24 PM
The well-funded conservative group American Crosswords, which spent more than $50 million in the 2010 midterm elections for Republican candidates like Pat Toomey, has taken to the airwaves against President Barack Obama one year out from Election Day....