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  • Tax credit for $200 in political giving could encourage small donors

    Tax credit for $200 in political giving could encourage small donors
    The U.S. campaign finance system is badly broken and desperately in need of new solutions. In 5-4 rulings in Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission, in 2010, and McCutcheon vs. Federal Election Commission, in 2014, Supreme Court Chief Justice...
  • Durbin spent 4 times as much as Oberweis in Senate race

    Durbin spent 4 times as much as Oberweis in Senate race
    Sen. Dick Durbin spent $10.8 million on his 2014 re-election, more than four times as much as his Republican challenger, new reports show. Durbin, the second-ranking Democrat in the U.S. Senate, won a fourth term Nov. 4, capturing 54 percent of the votes...
  • Cyclists, multiculturalism, and 'Phantom': Letters

    Cyclists, multiculturalism, and 'Phantom': Letters
    Sharing the roads Dear motorists, we love you. We go to the same church as you. We shop at the same stores as you. We are you. For a few hours each week we morph into road cyclists. We battle the wind and road debris; all while having only the armor and...
  • The government problem

    Some believe the central political issue of our era is the size of the government. They're wrong. The central issue is whom the government is for. Consider the new spending bill Congress and the president agreed to a few weeks ago. It's not especially...
  • It's not the size of the government that's the problem

    It's not the size of the government that's the problem
    Some believe the central political issue of our era is the size of the government. They're wrong. The central issue is whom the government is for. Consider the new spending bill Congress and the president agreed to a few weeks ago. It's not especially...
  • For Republicans in California, goals come with a side of delusion

    Perhaps no profession leans on the power of delusion so much as politics. That middling crowd in a city of millions? Proof that they love me. That poll showing a looming loss a week before the vote? The only poll that counts is the one on election...
  • The Supreme Court's Citizens United decision continues to echo

    The Supreme Court's Citizens United decision continues to echo
    Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission turns 5 this month, but the damage from the Supreme Court's revolutionary ruling on campaign finance is just beginning to be felt. Scholars and pundits will undoubtedly mark the anniversary with commentary...
  • Some GOP House challengers were short on funds, reports show

    Some GOP House challengers were short on funds, reports show
    The Republican challengers who nearly upset two veteran Democratic congressmen in California during the Nov. 4 elections ran short on money for their campaigns and got little or no help from their party, reports filed this week showed. Rep. Jim Costa...
  • Feds Want Four-Year Sentence For Rowland; He Pleads for Leniency

    Feds Want Four-Year Sentence For Rowland; He Pleads for Leniency
    Describing former Gov. John G. Rowland as an ethically challenged politician who has repeatedly broken his trust with voters, federal prosecutors are arguing that he should serve from roughly three to four years in prison for his most recent conviction...
  • Sides Clash Again Over Rowland Sentence

    Sides Clash Again Over Rowland Sentence
    Former Gov. John G. Rowland's lawyers and prosecutors are facing off again over his crimes, his character and his potential for redemption in a continuing effort to influence the judge who will decide next month if, or for how long, he goes to prison....
  • Hogan, Brown spent a combined $24 million

    Hogan, Brown spent a combined $24 million
    Despite the barrage of political ads that assailed the eyes and ears of Marylanders in the recent governor's race, Democrat Anthony G. Brown and Republican Larry Hogan didn't set a spending record. Spending by the Hogan and Brown campaigns —...