| 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...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 2:21 PM
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...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 9:07 AM
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...
| Apr 15, 2012
| 1:54 PM
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...
| 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 1, 2014
| 4:05 PM
WASHINGTON U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan has received $962,000 since 2008 from employees and political action committees of industries under the jurisdiction of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, on which she served for much of her first term....
| Aug 31, 2014
| 3:26 PM
TORRINGTON — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is not — I repeat, not — running for president.
The Democrat from Massachusetts has said over and over that she will not be a candidate in 2016. She even recently had her attorney send a letter...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 6:38 PM
WASHINGTON — Jesse Jackson Jr. is out of Congress and in a prison camp, but he hasn't escaped the wrath of the Federal Election Commission.
On Friday, the FEC announced nearly $18,000 in fines against his campaign committee for failure to file...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 2:33 PM
WASHINGTON — Sen. Richard Blumenthal reached out to his supporters this week asking them for campaign cash — not for his campaign, but for that of Sen. Al Franken, a Minnesota Democrat.
Although Franken is a former Saturday Night Live...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 3:33 PM
The State Elections Enforcement Commission failed to reach a decision Tuesday on whether Northeast Utilities CEO Thomas J. May violated state law last year when he asked about 50 company managers to contribute money to help Democratic Gov. Dannel P....