| May 10, 2014
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...
| May 19, 2014
| 8:38 PM
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...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 11:21 AM
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-...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 12:53 PM
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...
| May 8, 2014
| 4:17 PM
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...
| May 9, 2014
| 6:41 PM
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...
| Apr 3, 2014
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...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 12:56 PM
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...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 5:48 PM
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....
| Apr 2, 2014
| 11:17 AM
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...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 12:30 PM
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...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 4:30 PM
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....