2012

Mitt Romney's Tax Plan: Of, By, and For His Big Donors?

Mitt Romney has filed for an extension on his 2011 tax returns, but most Americans will have already paid their 2011 taxes, by and large, by Tuesday. Mitt Romney, who is decidedly not a wage-earner or a salaried employee like most Americans, has to pay taxes on the dividends and interest he’s received – taxes that he’d rather not discuss. It’s the perfect contrast to Romney’s economic beliefs and those of the American people.

Obama v. GOP-backed Super PACs

The first shots have already been fired, but the 2012 super PAC war between Mitt Romney-supportive super PACs and President Obama is only getting started. Politico reports today on how President Obama plans to fight back against the expected huge spending by Republican super PACs, by outing those big money special interests and billionaires who are behind the negative ad's.

What Did He Know and When Did He Know It?

Coordination? Nooooooooo.

Ken "Insufficient Influence" Griffin Gives $100k to Romney Super PAC

Just weeks before billionaire hedge fund manager Ken Griffin said in an interview that the wealthy have “insufficient influence” in our political process,” he wrote a check for $100,000 to the Romney-aligned “Restore Our Future” super PAC, according to filings with the Federal Election Commission.

If Spencer Bachus loses, blame his Wall Street ties

Alabama has its presidential primary today, but the more interesting race may be further down the ballot.

Five NFL Team Owners Have Donated to Romney's Campaign

“But I’ve got a lot of good friends, the owner of the Miami Dolphins, and the New York Jets — both owners are friends of mine,” Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said in an interview today when asked about NFL’s most sought after free agent Peyton Manning.

The Chronicles of Money, Politics, and Election 2012: The Year of the Billionaire?

Here's a recap of Public Campaign and Public Campaign Action Fund's (PCAF) work from January 20 through March 9, 2012.

Billionaires to Fete Mitt Romney At Upcoming NYC Fundraiser

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has consistently won voters with incomes $100,000 and up according to this year’s exit polls. He has struggled, though, with middle class voters. When he says things like “Corporations are people” and “I’m not concerned about the very poor,” it’s no wonder.

Super (PAC) Tuesday

Ahead of today's "Super Tuesday" Republican primaries, super PAC spending (not surprisingly) has been huge. Restore Our Future, a super PAC backing Mitt Romney, has paced the field by shelling out $6.2 million in the 10 Super Tuesday states.

Mitt Romney: Coal will "not be a four-letter word" in my administration

In an op-ed in the Columbus Dispatch today, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney criticized the work of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and stated that, “In my administration, coal will not be a four-letter word.”

Another word with four letters that Romney is familiar with is cash, as in the bags of it he and his super PAC have received from the coal industry.