Unions, deep-pocketed liberals boost super PAC funds

By Fredreka Schouten and Christopher Schnaars, USA TODAY

Labor unions and deep-pocketed donors promoting liberal causes are flexing their political muscle and have overtaken conservative billionaires in the race to fund super PACs, a USA TODAY analysis of new campaign-finance reports shows.

Union PAC Slapped With City Ethics Fine

phillymag.com

NewsWorks reports the Concerned Irish Americans of Philadelphia PAC has been punished with a $2,000 fine for failing to disclose, in timely fashion, money it received from a powerful local union to spend on local campaigns.

Beware unprincipled ‘Main Street’ Republicans

By Michelle Malkin, Columbia Daily Tribune

What do George Soros, labor unions and money-grubbing former GOP Rep. Steven LaTourette all have in common? They’re control freaks. They’re power hounds. They’re united against tea party conservatives. And they all have operated under the umbrella of D.C. groups masquerading as “Main Street” Republicans.