| Aug 8, 2014
| 9:06 AM
Indulge, if you will, a bit of political whimsy on my part.
Presume a world where living and breathing people are on the same footing as certain legal entities established to facilitate business and financial dealings. Strictly speaking, we do not...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Let us now praise Democratic hypocrisy.
Throughout my life, various Republicans have suggested amending the Constitution in one way or another. A few years ago, they suggested revising the 14th Amendment to get rid of automatic birthright citizenship....
| Jun 18, 2014
| 8:37 AM
WASHINGTON -- He won't face a challenge in next week's primary election, but Rep. John Delaney nevertheless began running television advertisements on Wednesday.
The Potomac Democrat is buying airtime to highlight what has been his signature legislative...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 3:12 PM
When first-time House candidate Jonathan Goff Jr. was learning how to fill out a campaign finance report, an official at the Federal Election Commission handed him a sample filing from one of the most prominent members of Congress.
The name stamped on...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 3:00 AM
In Citizens United vs. FEC, the U.S. Supreme Court held in January 2012 that the federal government is prohibited from restricting independent political expenditures by businesses, associations and labor unions. The opinion allows such groups to spend...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Forty years ago, Congress enacted sweeping limits on political campaign spending in the wake of a shocking disclosure that one man — Chicago insurance executive W. Clement Stone — had given more than $3 million for the 1972 reelection of...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 11:14 AM
In the world of John G. Roberts Jr., it appears the only true case of government corruption is the "American Hustle" style of handing over a pile of money to a congressman in some smoke-filled backroom deal. Yet here in the real world, we've come to...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 5:47 PM
A divided Supreme Court has struck down aggregate limits on how much money wealthy donors may spend on elections, a decision that could pour vast sums of new cash into the nation's increasingly expensive system of campaign finance.
The 5-4 ruling...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 6:00 AM
I was pleased to read The Sun's editorial against the Supreme Court's wrongheaded decision in McCutcheon v. FEC ("A win for the billionaires," April 6). I'm to hoping that this decision serves as a spark for change.
The court's decision to eliminate...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 4:58 PM
After a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling, Maryland election officials said Friday that they will no longer enforce a state law that imposes an overall limit of $10,000 on campaign contributions in a four-year election cycle.
State officials said...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 6:54 AM
The lawyer who filed suit last week to prevent Democrat Anthony G. Brown's running mate from accepting campaign donations during the legislative session is no stranger to the world of political fundraising.
Daniel M. Clements, an attorney with a...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 5:01 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley raised $19,500 last year in a state political action committee he is using mostly to support Democratic candidates for state legislative office, a filing with the state Board of Elections shows.
The state O' Say Can You See PAC...