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  • Super PAC-Man Gobbling Up Voters’ Influence

     
    There is an old saying that “power abhors a vacuum.” Well, super PACs are rushing in to that vacuum with millions of dollars in hopes to take the power to dictate our elections – in particular, your choice of who should be president....
  • Save the incredible sinking, leaning Washington Monument

     
    Not only was the Washington Monument damaged in n earthquake last year, but now we learn that it's sinking. And leaning. A nation asks: What would George do?...
  • Paul Anka, Schwarzenegger and Jesus

     
    Most of the more than 100 local business and government leaders invited to the grand opening of the Sands Casino Hotel Thursday had no idea the usual dog-and-pony show would include an intimate performance by legendary crooner Paul Anka. Most also had...
  • Momentum rising for constitutional amendment to override Citizens United and stop the Super PAC deluge

    Momentum rising for constitutional amendment to override Citizens United and stop the Super PAC deluge
    The butt-ugly, Super Pac-polluted landscape of the Republican presidential primary battlefield may be the best argument yet for liberals who want a constitutional amendment to overturn “Citizens United.” That’s the code name for the...
  • Billionaires keep pouring millions into 'super PACs'

    Billionaires keep pouring millions into 'super PACs'
    Billionaire political patrons filled the coffers of the presidential "super PACs" last month, spotlighting once again the enormous influence a tiny cadre of wealthy donors is having on the 2012 race. The biggest donations came from casino magnate Sheldon...
  • 3/25/2012-Newt Not

    3/25/2012-Newt Not
      I always vote for the candidate who's easiest to draw. Fortunately for me, all these folks running for president are a snap. Take Newton Leroy Gingrich, or just plain ol' Newt as he's known by anyone paying even the slightest attention. Ol' Newty...
  • 'Super PACs' dominate the political landscape

    'Super PACs' dominate the political landscape
    Trevor Potter is an unlikely repeat guest for a late-night comedy show. As the former chairman of the Federal Election Commission, the courtly Washington lawyer is a leading expert on campaign finance law — not the kind of material that generates...
  • Gingrich defiant as Romney's lead grows in Florida

    Gingrich defiant as Romney's lead grows in Florida
    Reporting from Jacksonville, Fla., Lutz, Fla., and—   Newt Gingrich tried to discount a likely defeat in Tuesday's Florida primary by declaring that Mitt Romney had yet to prove he could win a majority of the Republican vote and predicting that...
  • Mendte: Why The GOP Primary Is Not Decided

    Mendte: Why The GOP Primary Is Not Decided
    This time tomorrow night Mitt Romney will be named the winner of the Florida primary. There was a time when that would mark the end of the race in the Republican primary, but not this year. Newt Gingrich has vowed to stay in until the convention in...
  • 'Super PACs' report donors for 2011

    'Super PACs' report donors for 2011
    The new role that the super-rich play in electoral politics began to emerge with greater clarity Tuesday as recently formed "super PACs" publicly reported their donors and expenses for 2011. Restore Our Future, the super PAC backing Mitt Romney's...
  • 'Super PACs' largely funded by a wealthy few

    'Super PACs' largely funded by a wealthy few
    When it comes to big money in politics, Dallas billionaire Harold Simmons' influence has long been apparent in Texas, where he has plowed more than $1 million into Rick Perry's gubernatorial campaigns. Now Simmons has found a new outlet for his outsize...
  • Casino mogul backing Newt Gingrich plays his own game

    On a Strip packed with colorful, sometimes controversial gambling titans, Sheldon Adelson plays politics a little differently from the rest. The casino barons are a mostly pragmatic bunch, shifting campaign donations to favor the party in power. Not...