| Jun 1, 2015
| 3:50 PM
On April 13, the Hillary Clinton campaign hand-delivered her Statement of Candidacy to the Federal Election Commission. A day earlier she released a video in which she said: "I'm running for president." Based on the headlines that followed ("Hillary...
| Jun 1, 2015
| 2:37 PM
Federal records indicate the judge overseeing the hush-money case of former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert donated $1,500 to the then-Illinois congressman's re-election campaigns.
Federal Election Commission records show Thomas M. Durkin gave $500...
| May 25, 2015
| 4:23 AM
During his six years in Congress, Rep. Aaron Schock could count on commodity trader Darren Frye and his wife, Becky, for campaign cash, transportation and use of an upscale condominium in Chicago, according to records and sources.
But now that Schock...
| May 21, 2015
| 12:30 PM
What happens when the public does not wish to live out the utopian dreams of its elite leaders? Usually, the answer for those leaders is to seek more coercion and less liberty to force people to think progressively.
Here at home, President Barack Obama...
| May 20, 2015
| 11:53 AM
Buried deep in the National Defense Authorization Act were a few paragraphs about a study --as well as some sharp political bickering --on consumer protection for military families.
The issue was a review of proposed – but as yet not formally...
| Apr 7, 2015
| 2:42 PM
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.
| Apr 6, 2015
| 8:19 AM
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.
| May 16, 2015
| 2:40 PM
IESI Corp., which oversees the IESI Bethlehem Landfill, has donated more than $20,000 to a political action committee supporting three candidates for Lower Saucon Township Council.
"Responsible Solutions of Pennsylvania" has collected $20,950 for...
| May 15, 2015
| 7:09 PM
Hillary Rodham Clinton and former President Bill Clinton reported Friday that they earned more than $30 million combined in speaking fees and book royalties since January 2014, putting them firmly within the upper echelon of American earners as the former...
| May 7, 2015
| 6:30 PM
Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign team had hoped to frame her trip hopscotching through the mansions of some of California's deepest-pocketed donors this week as an exercise in modesty, highlighting the relatively low price of a ticket to the events as...
| May 11, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Rein in super PACs
Soon after she announced that she was running for president, Hillary Rodham Clinton positioned herself as a critic of big money in politics, even suggesting that she might endorse a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme...