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  • Some GOP House challengers were short on funds, reports show

    Some GOP House challengers were short on funds, reports show
    The Republican challengers who nearly upset two veteran Democratic congressmen in California during the Nov. 4 elections ran short on money for their campaigns and got little or no help from their party, reports filed this week showed. Rep. Jim Costa...
  • Feds Want Four-Year Sentence For Rowland; He Pleads for Leniency

    Feds Want Four-Year Sentence For Rowland; He Pleads for Leniency
    Describing former Gov. John G. Rowland as an ethically challenged politician who has repeatedly broken his trust with voters, federal prosecutors are arguing that he should serve from roughly three to four years in prison for his most recent conviction...
  • Judge to elections officials: Reveal sources of campaign spending

    In a decision that could force disclosure of some of the secret money flooding into elections, a federal judge ruled Tuesday that groups that run election-related ads must reveal their donors. The Federal Election Commission overstepped when it wrote...
  • Hogan, Brown spent a combined $24 million

    Hogan, Brown spent a combined $24 million
    Despite the barrage of political ads that assailed the eyes and ears of Marylanders in the recent governor's race, Democrat Anthony G. Brown and Republican Larry Hogan didn't set a spending record. Spending by the Hogan and Brown campaigns —...
  • Democrats Press Controversial Attempt To Use Federal Campaign Account For Malloy's Re-Election Effort

    Democrats Press Controversial Attempt To Use Federal Campaign Account For Malloy's Re-Election Effort
    The state Democratic Party is pushing an already-controversial campaign-financing issue to a new level, asking the Federal Election Commission to declare that it's legal for the party to use money from a federal campaign account to pay for a planned...
  • Report spells out alleged ethics misconduct by Rep. Rush

    Report spells out alleged ethics misconduct by Rep. Rush
    WASHINGTON — Rep. Bobby Rush, a Democrat from the South Side, did not pay about $365,000 in rent for longtime use of an office to conduct politics, an ethics report released Monday said. Acceptance of the South Side office may have violated...
  • A debatable debate?

     You will get a chance to see Rep. Scott Rigell, R-Virginia Beach, and Democratic challenger Suzanne Patrick speak at the same place and the same time, but whether they’ll be debating seems to be debatable. The League of Women Voters is hosting...
  • Brownley-Gorell congressional race too close to call

    Brownley-Gorell congressional race too close to call
    Rep. Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) and Assemblyman Jeff Gorell (R-Camarillo) are running neck-and-neck in Ventura County. National Democrats fought hard to try to keep the post they won two years ago, when Brownley beat a seasoned Republican after...
  • An election day carol, or when Anthony Kennedy became Ebenezer Scrooge

    An election day carol, or when Anthony Kennedy became Ebenezer Scrooge
    In the early hours of Election Day, before dawn reached the nation's capital, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy was suddenly awakened by someone standing next to his bed. "Get out of here or I'll call the cops!" the justice shouted. "Don't get...
  • Democrats Press Controversial Attempt To Use Federal Account To Fund Malloy's Re-Election

    Democrats Press Controversial Attempt To Use Federal Account To Fund Malloy's Re-Election
    The state Democratic Party is pushing an already controversial campaign-financing issue to a new level, asking the Federal Election Commission to comment on the legality of the party using money from a federal campaign account to pay for a planned...
  • Election day

    The dominating significance of the mid-term American legislative elections just finished has been the occasion's dramatic confirmation of the corruption of the American electoral system. This has two elements, the first being its money corruption,...