Oct 15, 2012 — Most of the TV ads supporting Mitt Romney have come from outside groups, not from Romney's own campaign. And those groups raised more than half of their money from secret donors, a much higher proportion than the secret donors backing President Obama, according to a new analysis.
Aug 22, 2012 — If you think the election-year debate has descended to the level of a farcical B-movie plot, then On The Media's "Media Scrutiny Theater" is the campaign coverage for you.
Jul 25, 2012 — Priorities USA, the superPAC backing President Obama's re-election, has unveiled a new ad — timed to coincide with the London Olympics — that pokes fun at Mitt Romney's overseas business ties.
Jul 9, 2012 — Someone once said that owning a TV station is a license to print money. Now, that was before the advent of cable TV and computer screens and streaming video. But these are clearly good times for some stations, especially the ones in presidential battleground states.
May 10, 2012 — On Thursday, some of Hollywood's top stars and deepest pockets will congregate at the Studio City, Calif., home of actor George Clooney to mingle with President Obama and raise money for his re-election campaign. At least one conservative group is deriding Obama as a "celebrity president."
May 3, 2012 — So far this campaign, President Obama has spent six times as much on online ads as on TV. Republicans, meanwhile, have unveiled a key to their online strategy: a new Facebook app.
Jan 12, 2011 — Political Scientists found that jobs were the top theme in Democrats' and Republicans' ads but the GOP ads argued for "change" in a way Democrats couldn't. Also, Republicans mentioned health care three times as often in their ads as Democrats.
Oct 29, 2010 — U.S. presidential and congressional campaigns have mostly been nasty, something we tend to forget. Our tendency to pretend that our era is especially nasty demonstrates our ignorance or ability to idealize our own history, if nothing else.
Oct 14, 2010 — You must visit TV stations to learn what groups paid for campaign ads and even then the trail often runs cold. The system is clearly not made for transparency.
Aug 18, 2010 — Ever since President Obama expressed his view about the Islamic Center in NYC, the issue has become a political punching bag. Republicans are using it as part of their plan to retake Congress. And some Democrats are caught flat-footed.