| 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...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Bill Maher may be embarking on an effort to find a member of Congress to oust from office this year, but he'll have to be mindful of how he does it.
While campaign finance laws give him great leeway in what he says and does on HBO "Real Time With Bill...
| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 8:42 AM
A week after taking the unprecedented step of suspending three colleagues, the California state Senate erased the lawmakers’ names, press releases and archives from its websites. The Senate left in place bare-bones information for the districts of...
| 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,...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 6:30 PM
WASHINGTON — An attorney for Rep. Bobby Rush said Wednesday that the South Side Democrat is cooperating with an inquiry by the Office of Congressional Ethics.
Scott E. Thomas, a Washington lawyer, said Rush had retained his firm, Dickstein...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 7:36 PM
Former Gov. John G. Rowland was indicted Thursday on conspiracy and other charges associated with two federal election campaigns, one of them involving a sham contract written to conceal $35,000 he was paid for political advice to congressional...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 7:43 PM
HARTFORD — Businessman Brian Foley and his wife, former congressional candidate Lisa Wilson-Foley, admitted in court Monday that they used a sham consulting contract with former Gov. John G. Rowland to pay him for secret political assistance to...
| 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...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 11:15 AM
"Love the Gov."
That's how ex-Gov. John G. Rowland signed an email to Republican congressional candidate Mark Greenberg on Oct. 23, 2009 — in the first of several messages that prosecutors say he sent over seven months in hopes of becoming a...