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  • 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 —...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • State Democrats Defy Investigative Subpoena

    State Democrats Defy Investigative Subpoena
    Setting up a potential court confrontation, the state's Democratic Party has served notice that it won't comply with a subpoena to provide documents and internal communications involving Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's re-election campaign to the State...
  • Watchdog group files complaint against Guinta over finances

    A government watchdog group on Tuesday asked the Office of Congressional Ethics to investigate whether Republican U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta violated U.S. House rules or federal law. The complaint filed by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington...
  • 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,...
  • Dennis Hastert makes 1st court appearance in hush-money case

    A haggard Dennis Hastert appeared in court Tuesday for the first time since he was indicted, pleading 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...
  • Robert B. Reich: 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...
  • 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-...
  • 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...