| Mar 14, 2014
| 4:14 PM
WASHINGTON -- In a report filed late, Sen. Dick Durbin’s campaign said it had nearly $5.7 million on hand for his 2014 re-election bid.
Durbin, the No. 2 Democrat in the Senate, is running unopposed in Tuesday’s primary. The general election...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 12:49 PM
The consultant who oversaw former L.A. Controller Wendy Greuel's race for mayor last year has signed on with a competitor to Greuel's campaign for an open congressional seat.
Bestselling author and spiritual teacher Marianne Williamson revealed that L....
| Apr 4, 2014
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- 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
Re "Campaign donor limits grow looser," April 3
Whatever one's politics, we all should be concerned about the corrosive influence of big money on government. More than 100 years ago, Teddy Roosevelt had to struggle with political bosses to get elected...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 2:21 PM
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Rake In this new episode, Keegan (Greg...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 3:10 PM
What a fantastically ironic coincidence that on the same day the Supreme Court struck down a law limiting campaign contributions because money does not automatically corrupt politicians, we received news of the death of Charles Keating, the very poster...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 6:17 AM
From fried chicken to fine dining, here are some fun takeaways from area federal lawmakers' end-of-the-year campaign finance reports.
While there's no confirmation that campaign operatives dig into buckets of KFC while pouring over...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 3:53 PM
The list of would-be successors to longtime Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Beverly Hills) continued to grow on Monday.
Attorney Barbara Mulvaney, a fomer senior trial attorney for the United Nations Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and on the staff of the State...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 4:12 PM
If you support Democratic Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick’s bid for reelection, stay away from annkirkpatrick.com. The site might greet visitors with a welcoming photo of the Arizona congresswoman and a screaming “Kirkpatrick for Congress” logo,...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 8:36 PM
In the midst of a busy 2012 election cycle, Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin's offhand remark to a local television station about what constituted "legitimate rape" might have slipped under the radar. But Akin was a prime target for an opposition...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 9:51 AM
John Rowland again.
The felonious former governor, The Courant confirmed Tuesday, has hired a high-flying Washington, D.C., law firm to represent him in the ominous federal criminal investigation of Rowland's furtive role in Simsbury Republican Lisa...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Last week a majority of the Supreme Court decided that the First Amendment protects the right of individuals to pour as much as $3.6 million into a political party or $800,000 into a political campaign.
The court said such spending doesn't corrupt...