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Concentrated super PAC money grows

Feb 10, 2012
Political campaign donations through super PACs are more concentrated than ever. Fewer rich donors are giving increasingly greater amounts to their chosen candidates, and it's raising new concerns about big money influencing elections.
Posted In: super PAC

Play the Super PAC Name Game!

Feb 8, 2012
Is that a Super PAC or a Britney Spears movie? Marvel over this list of the most obscure Super PAC names and create your own with the Super PAC Name Generator from WNYC
Posted In: super PAC, elections

Super PACs live on after campaigns die

Feb 7, 2012
The end of a political campaign does not mean the end of a super PAC. In fact, candidates who pull out of a race have no claim to the unused cash, and PAC staffers can use this so-called zombie money however they want after the candidate drops out.
Posted In: super PAC

Missouri primary will cost millions, but not matter

Feb 6, 2012
Missouri is holding its presidential primary tomorrow. Turnout is expected to be extremely low, mostly because the votes for GOP candidates won't count -- and it'll still cost taxpayers millions of dollars.
Posted In: 2012 election, republican primaries, missouri

What role will Nevada's unions play in the election?

Feb 2, 2012
Nevada's unionized workforce could play a huge role in deciding who wins the swing state come November. Professor Ruben Garcia discusses Nevada's union landscape.
Posted In: Nevada, Las Vegas, unions

Required super PAC disclosures don't reveal all

Feb 1, 2012
Midnight was the filing deadline for "super" political action committees to reveal where all the big money flowing into the 2012 presidential campaigns is coming from. But still, it could be a while before we know the names of donors.
Posted In: super PAC, campaign contributions

Campaign contributions go mobile

Jan 31, 2012
Armed with a smartphone and a special app from Square, fundraisers can collect credit card donations on the spot.
Posted In: smartphone, app, Square, campaign contributions

How the Florida economy has hit NASCAR

Jan 30, 2012
We speak to Brian France, the CEO of NASCAR, about how the economy in Florida has suffered in recent years, and what he hopes to get out of the primary in that state.
Posted In: NASCAR, Florida, 2012 campaign

Debate audiences may influence choices

Jan 26, 2012
The flap over debate audience reactions raises questions about who picks them, who is really in control of them and whether they can affect voters' choices at the polls.
Posted In: 2012 election, debate, republican debate

A State of the Union 30-year rewind: The speech hasn't changed much

Jan 25, 2012
President Obama delivered an election-year State of the Union address last night. Past presidents have touched on many of the themes Obama raised -- some of them, word for word.
Posted In: State of the Union

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