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  • Constitutional amendment debate roils ACLU

    WASHINGTON The emotional debate over free speech versus free political spending, which erupted onto the Senate floor this week, exposes a deep rift on Capitol Hill and at the nation's leading civil rights group, the American Civil Liberties Union. "There...
  • Foley Testifies He Devised Sham Contract For Rowland

    Foley Testifies He Devised Sham Contract For Rowland
    NEW HAVEN – Brian Foley, owner of a nursing home chain and No. 1 backer of wife Lisa Wilson-Foley's political ambition, acknowledged Monday that it was his idea to hide former Gov. John Rowland's work for his wife's congressional campaign by...
  • Pennsylvania donors among those upping contributions after Supreme Court ruling

    Pennsylvania donors among those upping contributions after Supreme Court ruling
    — Thanks to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last spring, a handful of Pennsylvania's top political donors have lighter wallets than they otherwise would have by this point in the election year. Eight state residents are among 310 mega-donors who...
  • 'I Can Get You Elected,' Rowland Promised Wilson-Foley, Her Husband Testifies

     'I Can Get You Elected,' Rowland Promised Wilson-Foley, Her Husband Testifies
    NEW HAVEN — Brian Foley, the health care executive who admits secretly paying former Gov. John G. Rowland to run his wife's 2012 congressional campaign, testified Friday that the scheme developed out of a sales pitch by Rowland at a Farmington...
  • Witness Describes Opposition To Rowland's 'Illegal' Proposal

    Witness Describes Opposition To Rowland's 'Illegal' Proposal
    NEW HAVEN — The people running Mark Greenberg's 2010 congressional campaign — including the candidate himself — believed that there were big problems with the extravagant consulting deal that John Rowland had proposed to them: It cost...
  • Rowland Lawyer To Jurors: Former Governor Is Scapegoat

    Rowland Lawyer To Jurors: Former Governor Is Scapegoat
    NEW HAVEN — The John Rowland that his defense team presented to jurors at Rowland's campaign finance fraud trial Wednesday bore little resemblance to the cocky, young politician who soared from a 23-year-old state representative through the U.S....
  • In N.C., banks are a reliable source of campaign cash for Sen. Hagan

    WASHINGTON U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan has received $962,000 since 2008 from employees and political action committees of industries under the jurisdiction of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, on which she served for much of her first term....
  • Liberal Activists In Connecticut Want Elizabeth Warren To Run

    Liberal Activists In Connecticut Want Elizabeth Warren To Run
    TORRINGTON — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is not — I repeat, not — running for president. The Democrat from Massachusetts has said over and over that she will not be a candidate in 2016. She even recently had her attorney send a letter...
  • Jackson Jr.'s political fund fined nearly $18,000 for missing reports

    Jackson Jr.'s political fund fined nearly $18,000 for missing reports
    WASHINGTON — Jesse Jackson Jr. is out of Congress and in a prison camp, but he hasn't escaped the wrath of the Federal Election Commission. On Friday, the FEC announced nearly $18,000 in fines against his campaign committee for failure to file...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...