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  • In sign of lofty ambition, O'Malley launches federal PAC

    In sign of lofty ambition, O'Malley launches federal PAC
    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...
  • People, not politicians, killed gun control

    People, not politicians, killed gun control
    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...
  • Romney and Reid are both playing fast-and-loose — and the media lets them get away with it

    Romney and Reid are both playing fast-and-loose — and the media lets them get away with it
    In the expanding political universe of anonymous allegations and nonresponsive responses, the latest exchange between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and prospective Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney takes the cake. At issue is Mr. Romney's...
  • Will 2012 be the year American democracy dies?

    Will 2012 be the year American democracy dies?
    Who's buying our democracy? Wall Street financiers, the Koch brothers, and casino magnates Sheldon Adelson and Steve Wynn, among others. And they're doing much of it in secret. It's a perfect storm -- the combination of three waves that are about to...
  • Memo to Romney: Stop talking about your taxes; it's not helping

    Memo to Romney: Stop talking about your taxes; it's not helping
    For all the media clamor for Mitt Romney to come clean on his past tax returns, maybe his campaign advisers would be better off just advising him to keep quiet on the matter, before he gaffes again. Mr. Romney's supposedly clarifying remark that he has...
  • Md. lawmakers take on political spending spree

    Md. lawmakers take on political spending spree
    Three Maryland lawmakers are leading vastly different approaches in Congress to address the growing influence of so-called super PACs and other political nonprofits that have poured money into campaigns, raising concerns about the outsized influence of...
  • John Edwards: Here's a man who could have used a Super PAC

    John Edwards: Here's a man who could have used a Super PAC
    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...
  • A look at the Congressional campaign funding in Hampton Roads

    Guess who's running ahead in campaign fundraising for Hampton Roads' Congressional races? a) an incumbent b) or another incumbent c) or the other incumbent d) all of the above. In the 1st Congressional district, Rep. Rob Wittman, R-Montross,...
  • Rowland Crimes Not Worth Long Sentence

    I found the guilty verdict for former Gov. John G. Rowland to be fair for conspiracy, falsifying records, false reporting to the Federal Election Commission and exceeding campaign contribution limits [Sept. 20, Page 1, "Rowland Trial: Guilty, Again"]....
  • Strong reasons to retain state justices

    California voters will see the names of three state Supreme Court justices and numerous Court of Appeal justices on their Nov. 4 ballots, a result of the state's hybrid system for keeping politics to a minimum in the court system while still granting...
  • 'Does He Not Know Better?': Disbelief In Waterbury Over Rowland's Latest Fall

     'Does He Not Know Better?': Disbelief In Waterbury Over Rowland's Latest Fall
    WATERBURY — In John Rowland's hometown, once dubbed the center of the universe for all the money and attention he gave it during his 10 years as governor, there was disbelief on Saturday that Rowland is once again guilty of political corruption and,...
  • Rowland Guilty Of Violating Federal Campaign Laws; Sentencing Dec. 12

    Rowland Guilty Of Violating Federal Campaign Laws; Sentencing Dec. 12
    NEW HAVEN — Former Gov. John G. Rowland, a political rising star who crashed a decade ago in a corruption scandal, fell again Friday when a jury in federal court found him guilty in a low-rent scheme to collect secret paychecks from rich...