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  • Sarbanes collects $1 million for re-election campaign

    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...
  • Citizens United II

    Citizens United II
    "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...
  • In the presidential campaign, money talks

    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...
  • Voting is a civic duty that includes the responsibility to show a suitable ID

    It is ironic that The Sun titled its editorial on voter ID laws "The phantom menace" (Feb. 27). The "Phantom Menace" in the Star Wars trilogy actually refers to a dark force in politics that hides in plain sight pretending to be a public servant....
  • The big lies behind the anti-Obama ads

    The big lies behind the anti-Obama ads
    JP Morgan, BP, Walmart, and the multibillionaire Koch brothers have just launched a TV advertisement blasting President Obama for the national debt. Actually, I don't know who's behind the ad because there's no way to know. And that's a big problem. The...
  • The forgotten lesson of Watergate: In politics, nothing corrupts like money

    The forgotten lesson of Watergate: In politics, nothing corrupts like money
    At the 40th anniversary of the Watergate break-in of the Democratic National Committee headquarters, an act that eventually led to the resignation of President Richard M. Nixon, the chief lesson seems hopelessly lost. The lesson was this: Of all the...
  • Bartlett struggles with campaign disclosure

    Bartlett struggles with campaign disclosure
    — Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett, the Western Maryland Republican who faces a re-election battle this fall, has repeatedly filed incomplete and inaccurate campaign finance reports, and was fined $5,000 this year by the Federal Election Commission,...
  • Delaney raises at least $739K

    Democratic businessman John Delaney will report raising at least $739,000 in the past two and a half months, a sizable haul for the political newcomer whose campaign for Maryland's 6th Congressional District appears to be gaining momentum. Though Delaney...
  • The crisis in public morality

    The crisis in public morality
    Republicans have morality upside down. They're condemning gay marriage, abortion, access to contraception, and the wall separating church and state. But the moral crisis in America isn't a breakdown in private morality. It's a breakdown in public...
  • Pooran makes personal investment in 6th District campaign

    If Maryland's 6th District election was a poker match, Democrat Milad Pooran would be all in. The Jefferson physician, whose campaign for the Democratic nomination has largely operated in the shadow of two better-known opponents, announced today he...
  • Romney PAC on the air in Maryland

    A political action committee supporting Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will spend $464,000 on television advertising in Maryland, the first instance of a major third-party television buy in the state and the first ads supporting any...
  • Delaney outpaces Garagiola in 6th District fundraising

    Delaney outpaces Garagiola in 6th District fundraising
    Democratic congressional candidate John Delaney outraised state Sen. Rob Garagiola by more than three-to-one and then loaned himself an additional $1.3 million this year, giving the Potomac banker a significant financial advantage in the competitive 6th...