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  • 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...
  • U.S. House race in Western Md. turns feisty -- again

    U.S. House race in Western Md. turns feisty -- again
    Maryland's western-most congressional district is once again emerging as the liveliest and most expensive U.S. House race in the state, pitting two dynamic political forces in an increasingly negative campaign. Two years after Democratic Rep. John...
  • MapLight's Daniel Newman wants to help Californians 'follow the money'

     MapLight's Daniel Newman wants to help Californians 'follow the money'
    We all know the Watergate prescription for uncovering political influence: "Follow the money." It's why organizations like MapLight were created — to track donations from source to spending to legislative outcomes. Daniel G. Newman is a co-founder...
  • Durbin opposes super PACs but benefits from one of them

     Durbin opposes super PACs but benefits from one of them
    U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin long has criticized the loosening of limits on political spending, and blamed the Supreme Court last month for giving a "privileged clique and corporate titans the power to drown out the voices of ordinary Americans." But...
  • Is negativity best way to decide an election?

    Is negativity best way  to decide an election?
    A few weeks ago, I wrote about rampant voter apathy in Florida. Now, I'm beginning to understand why so many people are so indifferent here. With early voting nearly complete, and Election Day itself imminent, it's impossible to turn on the TV without...
  • Judge Grants Democrats' Motion To Dismiss GOP Lawsuit Seeking To Block Use Of Federal Campaign Funds For Malloy

    Judge Grants Democrats' Motion To Dismiss GOP Lawsuit Seeking To Block Use Of Federal Campaign Funds For Malloy
    A Superior Court judge has granted Democrats' request to dismiss a lawsuit brought by Republicans that tried to keep the Connecticut Democratic Party from spending federal campaign funds to support re-election of incumbent Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. “...
  • Judge Dismisses GOP Suit Over Democrats' Use Of Federal Campaign Money To Help Malloy

    Judge Dismisses GOP Suit Over Democrats' Use Of Federal Campaign Money To Help Malloy
    A Superior Court judge has granted a request from Democrats to dismiss a lawsuit by Republicans that tried to keep the Connecticut Democratic Party from spending federal campaign money to support the re-election of incumbent Gov. Dannel P. Malloy....
  • Sarbanes models a different kind of election focused on small donors

    Like most candidates running for re-election, Rep. John Sarbanes has spent much of his time recently at fundraisers, pressing the flesh in pursuit of campaign cash. But donors who show up to meet the Baltimore County Democrat quickly learn he is not...
  • Delaney donates $800K to his campaign

    Delaney donates $800K to his campaign
    WASHINGTON -- Rep. John Delaney, the first-term lawmaker in Maryland's 6th Congressional District, made an $800,000 contribution to his campaign late last month, records filed over the weekend with the Federal Election Commission show. The Potomac...
  • An Election Day carol

    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...
  • 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,...