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  • Potential presidential candidates are slow to say they're running

    WASHINGTON There's one year to go before the presidential voting starts, and no one's even inching to the starting gate. No one has announced a candidacy. No one's close. The field of potential candidates for the 2016 Democratic and Republican...
  • IRS wars heat up rules of the game

    WASHINGTON Both Republicans on Capitol Hill and the Obama administration have brought fresh artillery to their war over the IRS and its policing of politically active tax-exempt groups. GOP leaders are taking advantage of their new Senate majority and...
  • A campaign finance-minded Don Quixote of Congress

    WASHINGTON Ask Rep. Ted Deutch about the fresh kiwi-hued paint job in his Rayburn office, and the Florida Democrat has a schtick: "Green, like the money we want to get out of politics." Deutch is taking a month long timeout from fundraising, putting...
  • A bold step forward in challenging Citizens United

    Recently, Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., announced bold legislation that will limit corporate felons' ability to influence our elections. It's an important step toward undoing the damage of the Supreme Court's 5-year-old Citizens United decision and...
  • Congressman proposes temporary, voluntary ban on Washington political money raising

    Congressman proposes temporary, voluntary ban on Washington political money raising
    U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch has an idea that's unnatural and nonsensical in the political world: take a temporary, self-imposed break from the constant drive to raise campaign cash. During what he's calling "Fundraising Free February," Deutch said he won't...
  • Defense Contends New Affidavit Might Support Rowland Claim

    Defense Contends New Affidavit Might Support Rowland Claim
    A federal judge has unsealed an affidavit in former Gov. John G. Rowland's ongoing campaign fraud case that Rowland is expected to use to support his contention that prosecutors failed to disclose or misrepresented evidence bolstering his claim of...
  • Court ruled in favor of liberty and against censorship

    Court ruled in favor of liberty and against censorship
    Phil Latzman, in his Jan. 21 column "Should Out-of-State Rich Guys Decide Our Elections?" castigates the Supreme Court for its Citizens United decision. As so often happens with such criticism, there is no discussion of the underlying case. Citizens...
  • Unhappy anniversary, Citizens United

    Unhappy anniversary, Citizens United
    Wednesday was the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission, and in case the justices weren’t aware of the fact, some Code Pink-style protesters reminded them. Scotusblog picks up...
  • Should out-of-state rich guys decide our elections?

    Should out-of-state rich guys decide our elections?
    It's now been five years since the Supreme Court's landmark ruling on campaign spending by organizations. While companies and individuals can now give unlimited amounts to political candidates and groups, the real effects of the Citizens United case and...
  • David Gans: A simple plan to increase small political donations

    David Gans: A simple plan to increase small political donations
    The U.S. campaign finance system is badly broken and desperately in need of new solutions. In 5-4 rulings in Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission, five years ago Wednesday in 2010, and McCutcheon vs. Federal Election Commission, in 2014,...
  • Tax credit for $200 in political giving could encourage small donors

    Tax credit for $200 in political giving could encourage small donors
    The U.S. campaign finance system is badly broken and desperately in need of new solutions. In 5-4 rulings in Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission, in 2010, and McCutcheon vs. Federal Election Commission, in 2014, Supreme Court Chief Justice...