| Jun 23, 2011
| 10:44 AM
Las Vegas is one of my favorite places, but there's a tinge of sadness on the Strip these days.
It's not a lack of crowds or dearth of attractions. The streets, shows, restaurants and casinos are packed as always. No, what's made the people of Las...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 3:45 PM
Four years ago, six Democrats were vying for their party's presidential nomination. Back then, the pundits griped there was very little light between the candidates. Not surprisingly, that's virtually the same thing I have been hearing since the...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 6:00 AM
Our country's problems are complicated, but Newt Gingrich's Tiffany faux pas isn't. It's simple. It has to do with a leader having a sense of empathy, balance and propriety. The Gingriches and their million-dollar interest-free account at Tiffany's...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 6:55 AM
James Davis is not running for Congress, nor is he among the field of Republicans hoping to replace President Barack Obama.
A retired NASA engineer, Davis lives on the shore of Lake Erie, about 20 miles west of Cleveland.
His resume includes 17 years at...
| Jul 1, 2011
The deadline for filing presidential fundraising reports closed Thursday, with officials from nearly every campaign predicting a relatively low dollar total compared with the historic highs at this time in the 2008 cycle.
Campaign aides engaged in the...
| Jul 12, 2011
In 1994, the Republicans took back the House of Representatives for the first time in 40 years. The significance of that victory is hard for some younger people to appreciate, as the parties now seem to rotate power. The House then was the Democratic...
| Jul 16, 2011
The first look at the campaign finance activities of the 2012 White House contenders underscored not only President Obama's huge cash advantage over his rivals but also the wide disparities in the Republican field, setting the stage for an urgent money...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 2:15 PM
Newt Gingrich raised about $2.1 million for his presidential campaign this quarter and spent nearly $1.8 million, according to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission. He ended the period with slightly more than $300,000 cash on hand.
| Jul 17, 2011
The huge infrastructure that President Obama is putting together for his reelection effort was already visible in the first few months of spending by his campaign, which doled out $10.5 million for a massive bricks-and-mortar operation based in Chicago....
| Jul 23, 2011
| 5:00 AM
Washington traditionally boasts about its' profiles in courage. Today, facing arguably the greatest potential financial crisis in American history, politics trumps economics as officials focus on the next election instead of the public interest.
| Jul 25, 2011
| 1:21 PM
Newt Gingrich had a net worth of at least $6.7 million and income of at least $2.6 million in 2010, according to financial disclosure forms that were released Monday.
That’s a considerable jump from 2006, when financial disclosures filed by...