| Sep 18, 2012
| 7:02 PM
Rep. Chris Van Hollen called a federal court ruling allowing tax-exempt groups to conceal the identies of their donors “a blow against transparency in the funding of political campaigns.”
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia...
| May 2, 2012
| 8:11 AM
The more I read about John Edwards' shenanigans during the 2008 presidential campaign, the more I'm convinced he is a mirror-gazing, fork-tongued, tramp-chasing weasel. But the more I read about the federal case against him, the more sure I am that he...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 9:26 PM
The chair of the Maryland Republican Party admits he erred by not disavowing his congressional campaign before he started working part-time for Rep. Roscoe Bartlett in June.
Alex Mooney began raising money last year for a 2012 bid for Maryland's Sixth...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 11:07 AM
The Maryland Democratic Party asked the Office of Congressional Ethics on Tuesday to open an investigation into U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett and Maryland Republican Party Chairman Alex Mooney over Mooney's dual role as a candidate and a congressional staffer...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 3:49 PM
Republican Rep.Roscoe G. Bartlett, who is fighting to retain control of Maryland's 6th Congressional District, posted his best fundraising quarter in years on Friday, but was nevertheless outraised by his Democratic challenger, John Delaney.
| Feb 15, 2012
How many billionaires does it take to buy a presidential election? We're about to find out. The 2012 campaign is likely to be a battle between one group of millionaires and billionaires supporting President Barack Obama and another group supporting his...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 11:27 AM
U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes, D-Towson, has amassed more than $1 million in the 2012 race for Maryland's 3rd District, giving the three-time incumbent a massive financial lead over his competitors.
According to year-end Federal Election Commission reports...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 11:29 AM
Think money doesn't talk? Try telling that to this year's GOP presidential hopefuls, whose fates are more than ever tied to a handful of wealthy donors who bankroll the super PACs that raise and spend unlimited amounts of cash on their behalf. Campaign...
| May 21, 2012
| 11:01 AM
"While American democracy is imperfect, few outside the majority of this Court would have thought its flaws included a dearth of corporate money in politics."
That penultimate sentence in now-retired Justice John Paul Stevens' brilliant dissent in the...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 1:40 PM
In a sign of lofty national ambitions, Gov.Martin O'Malleyhas created a federal political action committee that could become a financial vehicle for a presidential run in 2016.
O'Malley spokesman Rick Abbruzzese confirmed Thursday that O'Malley has...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 10:02 AM
Politicians haven't always been allergic to gun control, not even Republicans.
In 1968, after the assassinations of John and Robert Kennedy and the Rev.Martin Luther King Jr., Congress — on a bipartisan vote — outlawed gun sales to felons and...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 2:28 PM
As the 2012 presidential campaign soldiers on toward its final days, no one seems at a loss for an opinion on the outcome.
Since 2010 in Maryland, we don't have to wait until the first Tuesday in November to vote. Early voting centers — in...