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  • In politics, just show us the money

    In politics, just show us the money
    Over the last few years, the Supreme Court has repeatedly undermined even the most reasonable attempts to limit the corrupting influence of money in politics. In desperation, Democrats in Congress have tried at least to open the shadowy campaign finance...
  • Biggest spenders weren't all winners in state congressional primaries

    Biggest spenders weren't all winners in state congressional primaries
    Some unsuccessful candidates for House seats in California outspent at least one of their winning rivals in the June 3 primary, reports filed with the Federal Election Commission showed this week. In most of the state's 53 congressional districts, the...
  • Prosecutors say recent Supreme Court decision has no bearing on Blagojevich conviction

    Prosecutors say recent Supreme Court decision has no bearing on Blagojevich conviction
    Federal prosecutors said in a court filing today that a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision involving campaign contributions should have no bearing on former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s appeal of his corruption conviction and 14-year sentence. The...
  • Why shouldn't California voters get to weigh in on Citizens United?

    Got an opinion about the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission? Feel free to weigh in, just not on the November ballot. The California Supreme Court has lodged a preemptive strike against one method of fighting...
  • Just 36 votes separate Peroutka, Carr-York in County Council race

    He is a debt collection attorney in Pasadena. He launched a failed bid for president a decade ago. He co-founded an institute teaching people to recover lost freedoms by studying the Founding Fathers. And with absentee and provisional ballots still...
  • Keep Corrupting Money Out Of Elections

    Connecticut has the best campaign finance laws in the country, designed to prevent the corrupting influence of big-money donors. A federal court ruling Tuesday ought to end the Democratic Governors Association's attempt to eviscerate those laws. On...
  • Who Gets To Decide When A Name Offends?

    Amanda Blackhorse, a Navajo who successfully moved a federal agency to withdraw trademark protections from the Washington Redskins because it considers the team's name derogatory, lives on a reservation where Navajos root for the Red Mesa High School...
  • Battleground set for South Florida Congress races

    Battleground set for South Florida Congress races
    Joe Kaufman knows the secret to firing up a crowd. At least this crowd. The magic words: "I'm running for Congress against Debbie Wasserman Schultz." Kaufman was talking to an all-Republican crowd of party activists, reminding them he wants to take on...
  • 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...
  • Candidate hopes to deliver knockout blow to Alcee Hastings

    Candidate hopes to deliver knockout blow to Alcee Hastings
    He's got political consultants. He's conversant on a range of current issues. He offers a compelling personal story of triumphing over adversity. But Jameel McCline isn't anything like an ordinary congressional candidate. Consider: • When the...
  • Maryland won't enforce $10,000 limit on campaign contributions

    ANNAPOLIS - In light of a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling, state election officials are saying they won't enforce Maryland's $10,000 limit on aggregate campaign contributions. Under the law, no person may contribute more than $4,000 to any individual...
  • Tom Zirpoli: In politics, money equals influence

    There is something very un-American about rich people using their wealth to buy access and influence from members of Congress. Yet, last week, the Supreme Court ruling in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission made it easier for wealthy Americans to...