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  • Chafee files paperwork to declare presidential candidacy

    Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee has filed the paperwork he needs to run for president. Chafee filed his statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission on Tuesday. He announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination earlier this...
  • Some of the money vehicles powering 2016 presidential race

    Under election rules, campaigns can only raise $2,700 per donor, per election, but outside groups supporting presidential candidacies face no such limits. To overcome restrictions against directly working with the campaigns, these groups are often...
  • Presidential candidates lean on well-funded outside groups

    Republican Jeb Bush and Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton are asking donors to write the checks to get their campaigns started. Yet these "new" candidates have been fueling their presidential ambitions for months — years, in Clinton's case —...
  • Donald Trump says he has no regrets about '16 kickoff speech

    Donald Trump has no regrets. The bombastic real estate mogul and reality television star said Wednesday he has no second thoughts about anything he said in his blustering — and oft lampooned — 45-minute campaign kickoff speech. That includes...
  • Hastert enters not guilty plea during 1st court appearance

    Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has pleaded not guilty to charges that he violated banking rules and lied to the FBI about promising to pay $3.5 million in hush money to conceal misconduct from his days as a high school teacher. On Tuesday,...
  • The Latest on Hastert: Ex-speaker somber in court appearance

    3:15 p.m. CDT Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert stood motionless and somber during his first court appearance since an indictment alleged the Illinois Republican agreed to pay $3.5 million to someone to keep quiet about past misconduct. The 73-...
  • Progress stymied by overly partisan political system

    America won't be able to fix its aging infrastructure until it fixes its broken political system. It's obvious that preventive maintenance saves money. An engineering society has published an alarming report of how many bridges are unsafe. Government can...
  • A political battle over loans to the military has DCCC criticizing Forbes

    Buried deep in the National Defense Authorization Act were a few paragraphs about a study --as well as some sharp political bickering --on consumer protection for military families. The issue was a review of proposed – but as yet not formally...
  • Anticipatory bribery

    Anticipatory bribery
    Washington has been rocked by the scandal involving J. Dennis Hastert, the longest-serving Republican speaker in the history of the U.S. House, indicted on charges of violating banking laws by paying $1.7 million (as part of a $3.5 million agreement) to...
  • Bush fundraising machine preparing for campaign's launch

    As Jeb Bush focuses on foreign policy this week during a visit to Europe, his team at home is finalizing a fundraising blitz that will begin as soon as he steps into the 2016 presidential race. Bush will publicly announce his bid for the Republican...
  • Some puzzling questions in Hastert case

    Some puzzling questions in Hastert case
    The federal indictment of former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has raised a long list of puzzling legal questions, including why prosecutors filed banking charges in a case that, at its core, appears to involve extortion and sexual abuse. No defense...