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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...
  • With Control Of Senate In The Balance, CT Senators Help Colleagues

    With Control Of Senate In The Balance, CT Senators Help Colleagues
    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...
  • Agency Postpones Decision On Whether NU Chief's Pro-Malloy Fundraising Violated Law

     Agency Postpones Decision On Whether NU Chief's Pro-Malloy Fundraising Violated Law
    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....
  • Robert B. Reich: The disease of American democracy

    Americans are sick of politics. Only 13 percent approve of the job Congress is doing, a near-record low. The president's approval ratings are also in the basement. A large portion of the public doesn't even bother voting. Only 57.5 percent of eligible...
  • DirecTV, Dish Network to vie for political cash with customized ads

    Satellite TV giants DirecTV and Dish Network are looking for a landslide this fall — in political dollars. For the first time, satellite broadcasters will be jockeying with other media outlets for a share of political spending that could top $3...
  • Why shouldn't California voters get to weigh in on Citizens United?

    Got an opinion about the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission? Feel free to weigh in, just not on the November ballot. The California Supreme Court has lodged a preemptive strike against one method of fighting...