| Jul 3, 2015
| 6:32 AM
New York hedge fund billionaire George Soros and Hollywood director Steven Spielberg are among the biggest donors to a super PAC backing Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential run, according to a super PAC official who spoke on condition of...
| Jul 2, 2015
| 9:01 AM
UPDATE: City Paper has heard from several readers concerned about such things as whether a "one-for-one replacement policy" is built into the Perkins plan; when their grandmother might be forced to move; and the nature of the Open Society Institute's...
| Jul 2, 2015
| 10:50 AM
Priorities USA Action, the super PAC expected to be the biggest outside force for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, pulled in $15.6 million during the first half of 2015, contributing to a pro-Clinton fundraising haul that now appears to be...
| Jun 30, 2015
| 12:17 AM
It was the perfect loop: The Republican opposition research group America Rising finds footage of Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley in agriculture-loving Iowa, seeming to put down the intelligence of farmers. That footage becomes part of a 30-...
| Jun 12, 2015
| 5:04 AM
Virginia Democrats filed a federal lawsuit against the State Board of Elections on Thursday, joining similar efforts in two other swing states to challenge Republican-backed laws that they say will make it difficult for some to vote in the 2016...
| Jun 11, 2015
| 8:41 PM
Virginia Democrats asked the federal court system Thursday to overhaul state voting procedures, accusing the state's Republican leaders of purposefully rigging the system against young, minority and Democratic voters.
The suit particularly targets...
| May 8, 2015
| 4:14 PM
If you balked at the ticket price for Prince's "Rally 4 Peace" concert at Royal Farms Arena on Sunday, Tidal — the Jay Z-backed, more expensive music streaming option to Spotify that launched in March — will stream an hour of the show for free...
| Apr 25, 2015
Albania Morales stood behind the coffin-shaped placard that bore her dead husband's face, practically eclipsed by her political prop. Ricardo Avelar-Lara died last November in Los Angeles, shot by sheriff's deputies.
I am a crime victim, Morales said: I...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 3:33 PM
If the attorney, activist and author Bryan Stevenson has his way, dozens of sites around the South will one day erect memorials to mark the spot where African-American victims were hanged by lynch mobs during the Jim Crow era.
Stevenson, the founder...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 1:41 PM
A stock manipulation investigation that is captivating Wall Street has spilled into Connecticut, where one of the state's premier lobbying firms is involved in a campaign to discredit Herbalife, the nutritional supplement giant at the center of the case....
| Feb 25, 2015
| 4:22 PM
What does a lousy year look like for the richest Wall Street traders?
It's brutal. Connecticut's two wealthiest residents came out on top in the Forbes ranking of the "25 Highest Earning Hedge Fund Managers and Traders" for 2014 — but they raked...