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  • 'Hobby Lobby' just opened a new can of worms

    'Hobby Lobby' just opened a new can of worms
    On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that some companies have the right to subvert a federal law in order to remain consistent with their religious beliefs (I'll get to how absurd it is that a company can have a "religious belief" in a moment). In this...
  • Robert B. Reich: The disease of American democracy

    Americans are sick of politics. Only 13 percent approve of the job Congress is doing, a near-record low. The president's approval ratings are also in the basement. A large portion of the public doesn't even bother voting. Only 57.5 percent of eligible...
  • One of the worse Supreme Court decisions ever

    There have been some great landmark Supreme Court decisions: Marbury v. Madison, Brown v. Board of Education, U.S. v. Nixon, and Lawrence v. Texas, to name but a few. And there have been a number of doozies. Among them: Plessy v. Ferguson, Dred Scott v....
  • Senate campaign finance comparisons: Nelson still getting incumbent out-of-state love

     
    Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson continues to raise close to half his big donations from out-of-state in his campaign to get re-elected in November, while his main Republican challengers are turning more to Florida to fuel their campaigns. The latest...
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce targets Sen. Bill Nelson, Alan Grayson in new TV ads

     
    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has launched new attack ads against Florida's incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, with ads airing today on Orlando broadcast stations. The ads signal that the U.S. Senate battle is on in ernest in Florida. Until now,...
  • Cutting Tariffs -- an unexpected perk of the campaign game?

     
    So here's an intriguing piece from Emma Jacobs at WHYY-FM's Newsworks site. Turns out that if you give money to your favorite local congressman, you, too, can get an onerous trade tariff targeted for reduction. Who knew? "Four Philadelphia-area...
  • Raptors for Jesus

     
    By Megan Crepeau Nope, it's not the Pitchfork festival's hottest breakout star, it's a real, live Super PAC: Back in April, Stephen Colbert announced a new form of campaign finance reform satire -- DIY mockery of the Super PAC system.......
  • Nelson campaign reports raising $1.8 million in 2Q; claims $11M in the bank

     
    The campaign of  U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson reported it had raised $1.8 million in the second quarter of 2012, giving it about $11 million in the bank. Official returns for the quarter, which ended June 30, will not be posted by federal officials until Sunday....
  • Super PAC supporting Connie Mack IV for Senate gets Adelson $1 million

     
    Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, who has given millions of dollars to super PACS supporting Republican presidential candidates, has kicked in for the Florida U.S. Senate race — $1 million for a PAC supporting U.S. Rep. Connie Mack, according to a...
  • New Yorkers’ wallets opened for Florida’s U.S. Senate race

     
    Newly released details of campaign finance reports in Florida's U.S. Senate contest show that New Yorkers are taking a keen interest in the race, and particularly in Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson. Overall, Nelson has out-raised his expected...
  • Brad Sherman campaign questions 'super PAC' role

     
    The Brad Sherman campaign raised questions about a super PAC's using the same consultant as the Berman campaign, saying that was evidence of possible illegal collusion. A Berman spokesman said the campaign no longer uses the consultant....