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  • Battleground set for South Florida Congress races

    Battleground set for South Florida Congress races
    A blazing hot campaign will play out on Palm Beach County television screens as Republicans and Democrats fight over a congressional seat that either party could win in November. Freshman Democratic U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy is seeking a second term...
  • Secretive group spending money on former Rep. Joe Baca's campaign

    Secretive group spending money on former Rep. Joe Baca's campaign
    A secretive group is spending money on mail ads, phone calls and possibly billboards in support of former Democratic Rep. Joe Baca as he tries to make a comeback in a heated Inland Empire congressional race. Baca says he knows nothing about the...
  • New Easter Sunday sermon: The rich get richer

    New Easter Sunday sermon: The rich get richer
    During his final journey to Jerusalem, Jesus said: "And again I say unto you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." That sort of preaching was not very popular with the right-...
  • Bill Kennedy: Money in politics, prayer top the news

    No sooner had I hit send on my last fluff piece when two things of note were reported, one national and one local, that I feel the need to opine on. The Supreme Court made what I consider to be another ridiculous decision that strips even further the...
  • FEC allows political groups to accept bitcoin donations

    FEC allows political groups to accept bitcoin donations
    The Federal Election Commission ruled unanimously Thursday that certain political committees can accept contributions in bitcoins, a digital currency that has gained traction among free-market advocates but drawn criticism for making it easier to sell...
  • Kashkari puts another $500,000 of his own money into gubernatorial bid

    Kashkari puts another $500,000 of his own money into gubernatorial bid
    Gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari donated an additional $500,000 of his own money to his campaign, bringing his self-funding total to $1 million, according to a filing posted on the secretary of state’s website Friday. Kashkari, who is...
  • Supreme Court ruling: As if we don't have enough money in politics already

    Supreme Court ruling: As if we don't have enough money in politics already
    Thank you, Supreme Court. Before your decision Wednesday in McCutcheon vs. FEC, Americans were confined to giving a measly total of $48,600 in campaign contributions to federal candidates (enough for about nine candidates) and a total of $74,600 to...
  • Reid will refund campaign for purchases from granddaughter's business

    WASHINGTON —   Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) plans to reimburse his campaign more than $16,000 for purchasing holiday gifts from his granddaughter's jewelry business. The Federal Election Commission sent Reid’s campaign a letter...
  • Foleys Implicate Rowland In 2012 Congressional Bid

    Foleys Implicate Rowland In 2012 Congressional Bid
    The first shoe fell Monday in the long-running federal investigation of a consulting deal involving former Gov. John G. Rowland. Businessman Brian Foley and his wife, former congressional candidate Lisa Wilson-Foley, admitted in court Monday that Mr....
  • Supreme Court: Money corrupts in politics, but we can live with that

    Supreme Court: Money corrupts in politics, but we can live with that
    No surprise here, but the Supreme Court on Wednesday invalidated aggregate campaign contribution limits in the closely watched case McCutcheon vs. Federal Election Commission.  As we reported in October, in connection with the oral arguments in the...
  • Supreme Court Campaign Finance Decision to Boost TV, Radio

    As public interest groups were quick to decry the Supreme Court's decision on Wednesday that removes the aggregate limits on an individual's total contributions to candidates, there is a possible beneficiary to the loosening of the restrictions: Local...
  • Congress for sale, now more than ever

    As chief justice, I have no doubt that John G. Roberts' number one goal is to turn this democracy into a plutocracy. And he's well on his way to doing so. It didn't start with the Roberts Court, of course. It started with the court's 1976 Buckley v....