| 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 22, 2014
| 1:22 PM
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,...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 9:29 AM
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"]....
| Sep 21, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 3:19 PM
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,...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 7:39 PM
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...