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  • Exclusive: New Ted Cruz super PACs take in record haul

    Ted Cruz's presidential effort is getting into the shock-and-awe fundraising business. An associate of the Texas senator, a recently announced presidential candidate, tells Bloomberg that a cluster of affiliated super-political action committees was...
  • Stephen R. Weissman: Robert Menendez and the dangers of unlimited campaign contributions

    Stephen R. Weissman: Robert Menendez and the dangers of unlimited campaign contributions
    Federal corruption charges against Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., challenge the reasoning behind a court decision that has allowed wealthy donors to pour more than $2 billion into "independent spending" groups in the last two election cycles. The Justice...
  • After 3rd high court protest, the most severe charges yet

    In a sign prosecutors and the U.S. Supreme Court may be getting supremely steamed at protesters who've repeatedly disrupted court sessions, the latest group of demonstrators is facing the stiffest penalties yet. Five people arrested last week after...
  • Rand Paul and the art of the presidential 'money bomb'

    WASHINGTON Rand Paul begins his presidential journey by lighting the fuse on a "money bomb." "On April 7th, I'm launching a 'Stand with Rand' Money Bomb," a pledge page for one of his political action committees reads. "So I'm counting on youto stand...
  • Protesters inside Supreme Court face harsher charges

    Protesters who demonstrated inside the U.S. Supreme Court are facing the threat of a year in jail and stiff fines, a sign that prosecutors and the justices themselves are losing patience over the courtroom interruptions after the third protest in just...
  • Sen. Bob Menendez indictment makes Supreme Court ruling look bad

    Sen. Bob Menendez indictment makes Supreme Court  ruling look bad
    In the Supreme Court's landmark 2010 case Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the court declared that corporate independent political expenditures are protected free speech under the First Amendment and cannot be constrained. The court...
  • Rubio has built a nationwide money machine

    WASHINGTON Sen. Marco Rubio, who is likely to announce his candidacy for president this month, already has built an operation that brought in cash from all corners of the nation and banked more money than similar congressional fundraising operations. It'...
  • Robert Menendez and the dangers of unlimited campaign contributions

    Robert Menendez and the dangers of unlimited campaign contributions
    Federal corruption charges against Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) challenge the reasoning behind a court decision that has allowed wealthy donors to pour more than $2 billion into “independent spending” groups in the last two election cycles....
  • Van Hollen raises more than $1M since Mikulski announces retirement

    Van Hollen raises more than $1M since Mikulski announces retirement
    WASHINGTON -- In the latest indication he is moving rapidly to head off potential challengers in Maryland's Senate race, Rep. Chris Van Hollen will report raising $1.2 million in the first quarter of this year, his campaign said Wednesday. The...
  • Lawyer Who Drafted 'Fictitious' Rowland Consulting Contract Remains Unscathed

    Lawyer Who Drafted 'Fictitious' Rowland Consulting Contract Remains Unscathed
    A "fictitious contract" — designed to deceive federal election officials, prosecutors said — was a key piece of evidence in the criminal conspiracy case that resulted in ex-Gov. John G. Rowland's being sentenced last Wednesday to 2½ years in...
  • 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...