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  • Editorials from around Pennsylvania

    Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania's newspapers: ___ THE POWER OF MARCELLUS: REAL & IMPRESSIVE Impressive as they are, statistics tell only part of the positive economic story of Pennsylvania's...
  • Richard L. Hasen: From Supreme Court, a mixed blessing on campaign finance limits

    Richard L. Hasen: From Supreme Court, a mixed blessing on campaign finance limits
    The Supreme Court offered a pleasant surprise last week to those of us worried about the role of money in elections. In a 5-4 opinion written by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., the court upheld a rule limiting certain fundraising activities for...
  • Sanders asks Democrats to pick proud non-Democrat

    WASHINGTON When Bernard Sanders declared his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination, he joined a lengthening roster of gadflies who have run in order to push the party to the left. So will it matter that he is not now, never has been and...
  • FEC chair all but giving up hope to rein in money abuses

    The chairwoman of the Federal Election Commission says she's largely given up hope of reining in abuses in raising and spending money in the 2016 presidential campaign and calls the agency she oversees "worse than dysfunctional." In an interview with The...
  • Ben Carson, surgeon and political neophyte, announces presidential candidacy

    Ben Carson, the retired neurosurgeon who has become a conservative favorite on the strength of his motivational life story and strong opposition to President Barack Obama, said Sunday that he is entering the crowded Republican field and running for...
  • Can Bernie Sanders duck super PACs?

    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has been an outspoken critic of big money and super PACs. Now that he's jumped in the presidential race to challenge Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination, can he avoid them? Already, one super PAC pledging to...
  • Wolcott man sentenced in Donovan campaign donation scam

    A 36-year-old Wolcott man who prosecutors say served as a conduit for a campaign donation from tobacco shop owners to Christopher Donovan's 5th District congressional campaign has been sentenced to 13 months in prison. Daniel Monteiro was sentenced in U....
  • Wolcott Man Gets Prison In Chris Donovan Campaign Case

    HARTFORD — A Wolcott man who served as a conduit for a campaign donation from roll-your-own tobacco shop owners to the Christopher Donovan's 5th District congressional campaign was sentenced Thursday to 13 months in prison. Daniel Monteiro, 36,...
  • Bernie Sanders to challenge Hillary Clinton

    Looks like there will be a Democratic race after all. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is preparing to enter the race for the Democratic presidential nomination on Thursday, according to a person familiar with Sanders' plans. Sanders, who was elected in...
  • Northern Trust investors reject shareholder lobbying proposal

     Northern Trust investors reject shareholder lobbying proposal
    Northern Trust Corp. beat back a shareholder proposal that would have required the Chicago-based company to update its stockholders semiannually about lobbying and political spending. Northern Trust, in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing...
  • Political groups seeking cash resort to name-dropping

    WASHINGTON A tea party group called the Conservative Action Fund sent out two fundraising emails this month, asking donors to help draft former Florida congressman Allen West to run for a Senate seat coming open next year. The only snag: West, now living...