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  • Joe Sestak kicks off Senate bid against Pat Toomey

    Joe Sestak kicks off Senate bid against Pat Toomey
    — Democrat Joe Sestak made it official Wednesday morning: He wants a rematch with Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey. To kick off his second Senate bid, the retired Navy admiral who earned a reputation last time as a tireless campaigner is walking...
  • Carson launches 2016 exploratory committee

    Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has created an exploratory committee to run for president, becoming the first high-profile Republican candidate to formally enter the 2016 presidential contest. Carson, the only African-American expected to enter the race,...
  • Judge Denies Rowland New Trial; Sentencing Set For March

    Judge Denies Rowland New Trial; Sentencing Set For March
    A federal judge has denied former Gov. John G. Rowland's efforts to press his claim that he is entitled to a new trial and set a date in March on which Rowland could be sentenced to three years or more in prison. U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton...
  • Prominent transgender woman to run against Hoyer

    Prominent transgender woman to run against Hoyer
    WASHINGTON -- Kristin Beck, a former Navy SEAL who gained attention in 2013 when she came out as a transgender woman, will mount a primary challenge to Rep. Steny Hoyer in Maryland's Fifth Congressional District, according to a state filing made public...
  • Congressman proposes temporary, voluntary ban on Washington political money raising

    Congressman proposes temporary, voluntary ban on Washington political money raising
    U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch has an idea that's unnatural and nonsensical in the political world: take a temporary, self-imposed break from the constant drive to raise campaign cash. During what he's calling "Fundraising Free February," Deutch said he won't...
  • Defense Contends New Affidavit Might Support Rowland Claim

    Defense Contends New Affidavit Might Support Rowland Claim
    A federal judge has unsealed an affidavit in former Gov. John G. Rowland's ongoing campaign fraud case that Rowland is expected to use to support his contention that prosecutors failed to disclose or misrepresented evidence bolstering his claim of...
  • Court ruled in favor of liberty and against censorship

    Court ruled in favor of liberty and against censorship
    Phil Latzman, in his Jan. 21 column "Should Out-of-State Rich Guys Decide Our Elections?" castigates the Supreme Court for its Citizens United decision. As so often happens with such criticism, there is no discussion of the underlying case. Citizens...
  • Unhappy anniversary, Citizens United

    Unhappy anniversary, Citizens United
    Wednesday was the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission, and in case the justices weren’t aware of the fact, some Code Pink-style protesters reminded them. Scotusblog picks up...
  • Should out-of-state rich guys decide our elections?

    Should out-of-state rich guys decide our elections?
    It's now been five years since the Supreme Court's landmark ruling on campaign spending by organizations. While companies and individuals can now give unlimited amounts to political candidates and groups, the real effects of the Citizens United case and...
  • David Gans: A simple plan to increase small political donations

    David Gans: A simple plan to increase small political donations
    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, five years ago Wednesday in 2010, and McCutcheon vs. Federal Election Commission, in 2014,...
  • 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...