| Dec 26, 2012
| 9:53 AM
What's the biggest political lesson of 2012? Some say it's that money doesn't count all that much. Even though billionaires and big corporations poured huge amounts into the 2012 election, they lost big. They learned the lesson and won't try to buy...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 6:33 AM
It began like a hailstorm and hasn't let up.
First, spirited sniping over Israel between President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney during their Boca Raton debate. Then came the Democratic and Republican surrogates, intensifying protracted efforts...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 9:00 AM
Your article on the final presidential debate included a paragraph stating that "with backing from casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson, the Republican Jewish Coalition is airing anti-Obama TV ads in South Florida, where most of the state's Jewish voters...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Last Friday, Paul Ryan, the presumptive Republican vice presidential nominee, made the most populist speech of this campaign season.
"It's the people who are politically connected, it's the people who have access to Washington that get the breaks," he...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 11:45 AM
Mitt Romney arrived Tuesday at the condensed Republican National Convention in Tampa as organizers kept a nervous eye on Hurricane Isaac churning toward Louisiana's coast.
The storm caused a one-day delay in the convention agenda, but Republican...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 3:03 PM
Mitt Romney officially clinched the GOP presidential nomination Tuesday when a majority of delegates to the Republican National Convention supported his candidacy.
To roaring cheers in the packed Tampa Bay Times Forum, the delegation from New Jersey...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 5:11 PM
Sheldon and Miriam Adelson are sending another $5 million to support the presidential ambitions of Newt Gingrich, providing funds to the House speaker's close allies as the remaining GOP presidential candidates turn to Florida.
This month, the...
| Mar 21, 2012
Billionaire political patrons filled the coffers of the presidential "super PACs" last month, spotlighting once again the enormous influence a tiny cadre of wealthy donors is having on the 2012 race.
The biggest donations came from casino magnate Sheldon...
| Feb 4, 2012
| 7:04 PM
Mitt Romney romped to a commanding victory Saturday in Nevada's Republican presidential caucuses, posting a second consecutive win and laying an impressive marker in a battleground state both parties will vigorously contest in November.
| 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...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 8:09 PM
Trevor Potter is an unlikely repeat guest for a late-night comedy show. As the former chairman of the Federal Election Commission, the courtly Washington lawyer is a leading expert on campaign finance law — not the kind of material that generates...