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  • 'Super PAC' in mayor's race draws money from powerful GOP donor

     
    The "super PAC" formed to support the L.A. mayoral bid of Republican candidate Kevin James brought in just $200,000 last year, according to disclosure forms filed with city officials on Thursday. But it ushered into the orbit of city politics one of the...
  • Courting Jewish voters, presidential candidates tout support for Israel

    Courting Jewish voters, presidential candidates tout support for Israel
    It began like a hailstorm and hasn't let up. First, spirited sniping over Israel between President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney during their Boca Raton debate. Then came the Democratic and Republican surrogates, intensifying protracted efforts...
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • Illinois Republican presidential primary's fate rests on Super Tuesday

    Illinois Republican presidential primary's fate rests on Super Tuesday
    With the state’s primary election less than three weeks away, just how much Illinois will be in play in the Republican presidential contest could depend upon next week’s Super Tuesday contests. Mitt Romney’s twin primary victories in...
  • The Sunday Conversation: Martin Amis talks 'Lionel Asbo,' money

    The Sunday Conversation: Martin Amis talks 'Lionel Asbo,' money
    Martin Amis, once dubbed "fiction's angriest writer," continues dissecting the absurdity and excesses of postmodern society in his latest novel, "Lionel Asbo: State of England," which reaches bookstores Aug. 21. The British novelist, 62, recently moved...
  • Romney spends heavily in a challenging month

    Romney spends heavily in a challenging month
    Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney and a "super PAC" working on his behalf spent more than twice as much as they raised in January, underscoring how persistent challenges by rivals Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum have taxed the former...
  • Money is on the unofficial agenda at the Republican National Convention

    Money is on the unofficial agenda at the Republican National Convention
    TAMPA, Fla. — A little more than a year ago, Frank VanderSloot contributed $1million to a "super PAC" supporting Mitt Romney. Now, the Idaho-based health products executive is a sought-after donor at the Republican National Convention as he makes...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • 'Super PAC' leaders profit from lack of oversight

    The Red White and Blue Fund, a "super PAC" backing the presidential bid of Republican Rick Santorum, paid more than half a million dollars last month to a newly formed direct mail firm. The owner of that company? None other than Nick Ryan, a former...