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  • Paul, Rubio lead potential Republican 2016 contenders in spending

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Groups supporting Senators Rand Paul and Marco Rubio lead the pack of potential Republican presidential candidates in spending money and investing in possible campaigns this year, more than 20 months before the first votes are...
  • Ted Lieu reports more than $600,000 for race to succeed Waxman

    State Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance), widely viewed as a leading candidate in the crowded race to succeed Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Beverly Hills), has reported raising more than $600,000 for his campaign, with more than $579,000 left in his campaign coffers....
  • Wake up, people, and see the danger we're in

    This is a column about campaign finance reform. And your eyes glazed over just then, didn't they? That's the problem with this problem. Americans know that government truly of, by and for the people is unlikely if not impossible so long as the system is...
  • Kyle L. Kreider: McCutcheon decision enhances political power of rich

    Kyle L. Kreider: McCutcheon decision enhances political power of rich
    On April 2, the U.S. Supreme Court rendered a decision in an important campaign finance case, McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, which will have profound negative consequences for the participatory democracy our framers envisioned. This decision...
  • U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush faces ethics inquiry

    U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush faces ethics inquiry
    WASHINGTON — An attorney for Rep. Bobby Rush said Wednesday that the South Side Democrat is cooperating with an inquiry by the Office of Congressional Ethics. Scott E. Thomas, a Washington lawyer, said Rush had retained his firm, Dickstein...
  • Supreme Court strikes down aggregate campaign limits on individuals

    WASHINGTON The Supreme Court on Wednesday further opened up the taps on political campaign spending, with a bombshell ruling that removes the longstanding limits on how much total money an individual can contribute to federal candidates. In what...
  • California Senate to three suspended members: You're dead to me

    A week after taking the unprecedented step of suspending three colleagues, the California state Senate erased the lawmakers’ names, press releases and archives from its websites. The Senate left in place bare-bones information for the districts of...
  • Lawmakers seek prosecution of ex-IRS official Lois Lerner

    WASHINGTON A congressional committee asked the Department of Justice on Wednesday to prosecute a former tax official who's alleged to have improperly targeted conservative political organizations. On a party-line vote, the House Ways and Means...
  • Martin Schram: The court knows what it is doing, and we are the worse off

    The latest Supreme Court ruling defending the rights of billionaires to try to rent, if not buy, the gratitude and votes of unlimited numbers of politicians has just provided fresh evidence that helps us finally answer a central question that has...
  • Robert B. Reich: The balance wheel of democracy

    Last week a majority of the Supreme Court decided that the First Amendment protects the right of individuals to pour as much as $3.6 million into a political party or $800,000 into a political campaign. The court said such spending doesn't corrupt...
  • Rowland Indicted In Two Alleged Campaign Finance Schemes

    Rowland Indicted In Two Alleged Campaign Finance Schemes
    Former Gov. John G. Rowland was indicted Thursday on conspiracy and other charges associated with two federal election campaigns, one of them involving a sham contract written to conceal $35,000 he was paid for political advice to congressional...
  • Top GOP lawmakers in New Jersey pass on chance to challenge Booker

    TRENTON, N.J. Even as the national GOP works to take control of the Senate in November's midterm elections and high-profile challengers crop up in states that had seemed out of play New Jersey's top Republican political talent is passing on a chance to...