| Nov 29, 2013
| 10:47 PM
WASHINGTON — On the website for Jim Fulner's U.S. Senate campaign, 34 letters and numbers appear in a string above the "Donate Now!" button.
They are the code for his campaign's bitcoin wallet, where holders of the so-called digital currency can...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 8:51 AM
By Andy Sullivan
WASHINGTON, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Business groups waged a
fierce lobbying campaign last month to convince Republicans to
re-open the government and raise the debt ceiling, but many of
the most influential U.S. corporations have not cut...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 2:52 PM
With federal law enforcement agents serving subpoenas on Hartford and state officials, it was a good week for a cautionary tale from federal court. The sentencing of criminal, union activist, and federal informant Raymond Soucy provided it.
| Nov 27, 2013
| 9:25 AM
WASHINGTON — In a long-anticipated move to restrict the flood of secret money in campaigns, the IRS for the first time proposed rules to rein in the political activities of tax-exempt groups that have emerged as heavyweight players in American...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 5:46 PM
SACRAMENTO — Ann Ravel will start her new job in Washington on Monday with the kind of celebrity status rare for a career government lawyer.
As California's top political watchdog, she launched a landmark investigation into secretive nonprofit...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 2:50 PM
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the state Democratic Party have said as little as possible about Malloy's weekend fundraising trip to California Oct. 18-20, despite demands by the Senate Republican leader for details after a politician's tweet suggested the...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 1:48 PM
Political action committees shouldn't be piggy banks that Washington politicians tap for their own use — but Rep. Robert C. "Bobby" Scott, D-Newport News, says there's nothing in the law to keep them from doing just that.
Scott, joined by two...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 11:14 AM
WASHINGTON — Jesse Jackson Jr., the former congressman imprisoned for misusing about $750,000 in campaign funds, has been sent a warning letter after his campaign apparently skipped another reporting deadline on its finances.
Jackson, 48, a...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 5:12 PM
When the sky became the limit for most political spending after the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, the skywatchers like Ann Ravel had to readjust their telescopes. As head of California's Fair Political Practices Commission, she policed the...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 7:06 PM
Willie Brown, the legendary Assembly speaker and former San Francisco mayor, says he has never voted for a ballot initiative.
"Not one," he asserts emphatically without hesitation.
"I've always, without question, been opposed to the initiative...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 12:03 PM
The smart money is saying that at least some Watergate-era campaign finance limits could be struck down by the Supreme Court in a case reminiscent of the 2011 Citizens United disaster.
Oral arguments were heard Tuesday in the new case, McCutcheon vs....