| Jan 31, 2012
| 3:57 AM
Florida primary offers a big prize for winner, with polls showing that’s likely to be Romney
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s time has come.
The state hosts its pivotal primary Tuesday as Mitt Romney seeks to tighten his grip on the...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 11:28 PM
The new role that the super-rich play in electoral politics began to emerge with greater clarity Tuesday as recently formed "super PACs" publicly reported their donors and expenses for 2011.
Restore Our Future, the super PAC backing Mitt Romney's...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 10:02 PM
When it comes to big money in politics, Dallas billionaire Harold Simmons' influence has long been apparent in Texas, where he has plowed more than $1 million into Rick Perry's gubernatorial campaigns.
Now Simmons has found a new outlet for his outsize...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 5:08 PM
On a Strip packed with colorful, sometimes controversial gambling titans, Sheldon Adelson plays politics a little differently from the rest.
The casino barons are a mostly pragmatic bunch, shifting campaign donations to favor the party in power. Not...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 4:58 PM
It's been a good year for the 1 percent.
The protesters who occupied public spaces in cities across the country, beginning with Wall Street on Sept. 17, 2011, garnered a great deal of attention for the idea that our democracy is being hijacked by the...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 1:26 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Showing impressive momentum, President Barack Obama raised more in high-dollar contributions than Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney during the last two months in 10 of 11 battleground states that are pivotal to win the...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 4:26 PM
It's embarrassing when President Barack Obama's risk-averse refusal to engage foreign policy issues becomes so obvious that it's a laugh line for the president of Iran.
"I do believe that some conversations and key issues must be talked about again...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 3:19 PM
With so many tens of millions of dollars flowing into political campaigns anonymously this year, it's hard to believe anyone would oppose some minimum level of disclosure. After all, it was Justice Anthony Kennedy who wrote in the infamous Citizens United...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Our most recent July 4th celebration commemorating our independence from British rule made me ponder the Latin phrase, E Pluribus Unum. Adopted by an Act of Congress in 1782 to grace the great Seal of the United States, it translates as "Out of many, one....
| Feb 2, 2012
"If not now, when?" It's one of the most famous maxims of history, attributed to the great Rabbi Hillel, who's also credited with a down-to-earth version of the Golden Rule: "What is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbor. This is the whole Torah; all...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 8:52 AM
LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- With former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney coming off his second straight victory, the race for the GOP presidential nomination heads to three states holding caucuses this week.
Romney's triumph Saturday in the Nevada caucuses,...