| Aug 19, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Americans are sick of politics. Only 13 percent approve of the job Congress is doing, a near-record low. The president's approval ratings are also in the basement.
A large portion of the public doesn't even bother voting. Only 57.5 percent of eligible...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 3:33 PM
The State Elections Enforcement Commission failed to reach a decision Tuesday on whether Northeast Utilities CEO Thomas J. May violated state law last year when he asked about 50 company managers to contribute money to help Democratic Gov. Dannel P....
| Aug 20, 2014
| 2:33 PM
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...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 8:38 PM
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...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 6:30 PM
WASHINGTON — An attorney for Rep. Bobby Rush said Wednesday that the South Side Democrat is cooperating with an inquiry by the Office of Congressional Ethics.
Scott E. Thomas, a Washington lawyer, said Rush had retained his firm, Dickstein...
| May 11, 2014
| 6:25 AM
Joe Kaufman knows the secret to firing up a crowd. At least this crowd.
The magic words: "I'm running for Congress against Debbie Wasserman Schultz."
Kaufman was talking to an all-Republican crowd of party activists, reminding them he wants to take on...
| May 19, 2014
| 12:00 PM
He's got political consultants. He's conversant on a range of current issues. He offers a compelling personal story of triumphing over adversity.
But Jameel McCline isn't anything like an ordinary congressional candidate.
• When the...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 11:37 AM
Florida favorite sons Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio, beware.
Recent polling shows Hillary Clinton would defeat any of the potential Republican presidential candidates, including former Gov. Bush and U.S. Sen. Rubio.
The latest Quinnipiac University Poll...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 6:54 AM
The lawyer who filed suit last week to prevent Democrat Anthony G. Brown's running mate from accepting campaign donations during the legislative session is no stranger to the world of political fundraising.
Daniel M. Clements, an attorney with a...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 5:50 PM
WASHINGTON — The head of a criminal probe into allegations that the Internal Revenue Service targeted conservative groups and tea party supporters personally donated a total of $6,750 to President Obama's election campaign and the Democratic...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 5:01 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley raised $19,500 last year in a state political action committee he is using mostly to support Democratic candidates for state legislative office, a filing with the state Board of Elections shows.
The state O' Say Can You See PAC...