| Feb 9, 2014
| 8:36 PM
In the midst of a busy 2012 election cycle, Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin's offhand remark to a local television station about what constituted "legitimate rape" might have slipped under the radar. But Akin was a prime target for an opposition...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 4:12 PM
If you support Democratic Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick’s bid for reelection, stay away from annkirkpatrick.com. The site might greet visitors with a welcoming photo of the Arizona congresswoman and a screaming “Kirkpatrick for Congress” logo,...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Bill Maher may be embarking on an effort to find a member of Congress to oust from office this year, but he'll have to be mindful of how he does it.
While campaign finance laws give him great leeway in what he says and does on HBO "Real Time With Bill...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 11:33 AM
The State Elections Enforcement Commission is investigating whether Northeast Utilities' top executive violated state campaign financing laws last September by asking about 50 of his managers to contribute money to support Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 6:17 AM
From fried chicken to fine dining, here are some fun takeaways from area federal lawmakers' end-of-the-year campaign finance reports.
While there's no confirmation that campaign operatives dig into buckets of KFC while pouring over...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 3:53 PM
The list of would-be successors to longtime Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Beverly Hills) continued to grow on Monday.
Attorney Barbara Mulvaney, a fomer senior trial attorney for the United Nations Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and on the staff of the State...
| Dec 19, 2013
Rep. Luis Gutierrez's campaign committee spent more than $130,000 on hotels, airfare and other travel expenses to destinations like Las Vegas, New York, Puerto Rico and Mexico over the past five years.
One out of every 4 dollars raised by Rep. Bobby...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 6:35 AM
James Gilder, a Managing Director at Oppenheimer & Co. , will be the trustee for the blind trust set up for Gov-elect Terry McAuliffe and his wife Dorothy, Thomas Richardson, a partner in the Tax, Trusts, and Estates practice group of Arnold & Porter...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 5:50 PM
WASHINGTON — The head of a criminal probe into allegations that the Internal Revenue Service targeted conservative groups and tea party supporters personally donated a total of $6,750 to President Obama's election campaign and the Democratic...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 6:28 PM
If you don't know much about Obamacare other than most people must have health insurance or pay a penalty, you're not alone.
The president's grand undertaking is as confusing as it is controversial. And that makes it a perfect opportunity for con...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 3:03 PM
Ann Ravel, California’s top campaign finance watchdog, is heading to the Federal Election Commission after being confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Monday.
Ravel, a Democrat, was approved alongside Republican Lee Goodman.
The Federal Election...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 4:35 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Advocates trying to place initiatives on California’s ballot may face new requirements under a bill approved by the Legislature this month.
The measure, AB 857 by Assemblyman Paul Fong (D-Cupertino), would require 10% of petition...