| Mar 5, 2014
| 9:38 AM
Northern Trust's top executive received a total pay package valued at almost $9.2 million last year, down 17 percent from 2012.
The salary of Frederick H. Waddell remained at $975,000 and the value of his stock awards rose to nearly $5 million from $2.3...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 5:15 PM
In 2010, the Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission (FEC) decision not only removed limitations on corporate spending in federal elections, it also eliminated the requirement placed on candidates to disclose their sources of funding to the...
| Feb 28, 2014
The two Republicans running to unseat Democrat Dick Durbin in the U.S. Senate have starkly different challenges: One is fighting to erase a losing image, and the other is fighting to establish any image at all.
State Sen. Jim Oberweis, 67, is a...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 8:21 AM
(Richard White, a professor of American history at Stanford,
has written about the Gilded Age in his recent book,
"Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern
By Richard White
Feb 26 (Reuters) - The election is months away...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 4:58 PM
A key figure in the long-running investigation of a consulting deal involving Gov. John G. Rowland is cooperating with federal prosecutors, people familiar with the investigation said.
Brian Foley, whose health care company paid Rowland a consulting...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 4:16 PM
WASHINGTON — The Republican campaign organization responsible for websites that appear, at first glance, to support Democratic candidates has backpedaled a bit, altering the way they seek donations.
When visitors call up the websites, they are...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 12:49 PM
The consultant who oversaw former L.A. Controller Wendy Greuel's race for mayor last year has signed on with a competitor to Greuel's campaign for an open congressional seat.
Bestselling author and spiritual teacher Marianne Williamson revealed that L....
| Feb 11, 2014
| 4:37 PM
Former Gov. John G. Rowland has retained one of the nation's top white-collar criminal defense lawyers in response to a continuing federal grand jury investigation into his 2011 consulting arrangement with the husband of Lisa Wilson-Foley, an unsuccessful...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 11:37 AM
Florida favorite sons Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio, beware.
Recent polling shows Hillary Clinton would defeat any of the potential Republican presidential candidates, including former Gov. Bush and U.S. Sen. Rubio.
The latest Quinnipiac University Poll...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 9:51 AM
John Rowland again.
The felonious former governor, The Courant confirmed Tuesday, has hired a high-flying Washington, D.C., law firm to represent him in the ominous federal criminal investigation of Rowland's furtive role in Simsbury Republican Lisa...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 3:37 PM
HARTFORD -- The State Elections Enforcement Commission has issued a legal opinion raising concerns about the state Democratic Party's heavy use of its federally regulated campaign account to collect money from executives of firms with state contracts ...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 4:03 PM
WASHINGTON -- State Sen. Jim Oberweis, a candidate for the U.S. Senate, lent his campaign a half million dollars and collected just over $105,000 in contributions last year, a new federal report says.
Oberweis, 67, a Republican from Sugar Grove, has...