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  • Will campaign-spending decision energize or squelch voters?

    WASHINGTON Big campaign money just got even bigger. Thanks to Wednesday's U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning laws on certain donor restrictions, legions of American voters, already angry at a distant, dysfunctional political system, might feel...
  • Campaign Finance: The Rich Win Again

    Continuing its selfless advocacy for the very rich, the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday struck down federal limits on the total amount of money a donor can give to candidates, political parties and political action committees. Prior to the court's 5-4...
  • 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...
  • Supreme Court strikes donation limits in federal elections

    Supreme Court strikes donation limits in federal elections
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a key pillar of campaign finance law by allowing wealthy donors to give money to as many political candidates, parties and committees as they wish. On a 5-4 vote, the court struck down the overall limits...
  • Supreme Court strikes down aggregate campaign limits on individuals

    WASHINGTON The Supreme Court on Wednesday further opened up the taps on political campaign spending, with a bombshell ruling that removes the longstanding limits on how much total money an individual can contribute to federal candidates. In what...
  • Deutch blasts ruling on campaign donor limits

    Deutch blasts ruling on campaign donor limits
      South Florida Congressman Ted Deutch on Wednesday joined a chorus of boos – at least among liberal Democrats – after the Supreme Court struck down limits on individual campaign donations. The “terrible decision,” Deutch said,...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Top GOP lawmakers in New Jersey pass on chance to challenge Booker

    TRENTON, N.J. Even as the national GOP works to take control of the Senate in November's midterm elections and high-profile challengers crop up in states that had seemed out of play New Jersey's top Republican political talent is passing on a chance 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...
  • Supreme Court appears ready to reject Obamacare birth control mandate

    Supreme Court appears ready to reject Obamacare birth control mandate
    The U.S. Supreme Court appeared poised on Tuesday to open the door to companies' religious-based objections to government regulations as justices weighed whether business owners can object to part of President Barack Obama's healthcare law. It was...
  • Too many senators fail the full disclosure test

    Lately, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has been denouncing David and Charles Koch, calling the oil billionaires "un-American" as they funnel tens of millions of dollars into campaigns to defeat Senate Democrats. There's plenty to criticize. The...