| 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...
| May 10, 2015
| 5:00 AM
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 Court's Citizens...
| May 8, 2015
| 2:55 PM
RICHMOND – In the high-dollar lawsuits that ultimately shape election maps in Virginia and across the country, there's often no telling where all of the money comes from.
Taxpayers are expected to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to private...
| May 6, 2015
| 1:55 PM
A tip for people thinking of running for president: Get the rights to your name on the Internet early; failure to do so just cost Sen. Rand Paul $100,000.
Paul, the Republican from Kentucky who is vying for his party's presidential nomination, shelled...
| May 5, 2015
| 3:35 PM
The Supreme Court offered a pleasant surprise last week to those of us worried about the role of money in elections. In a 5-4 opinion written by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., the court upheld a rule limiting certain fundraising activities for...
| Apr 30, 2015
| 4:39 PM
HARTFORD — A Wolcott man who served as a conduit for a campaign donation from roll-your-own tobacco shop owners to the Christopher Donovan's 5th District congressional campaign was sentenced Thursday to 13 months in prison.
Daniel Monteiro, 36,...
| Apr 28, 2015
| 2:49 PM
Northern Trust Corp. beat back a shareholder proposal that would have required the Chicago-based company to update its stockholders semiannually about lobbying and political spending.
Northern Trust, in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing...
| Apr 21, 2015
| 7:43 PM
Democrat Joe Sestak raised $312,000 during the first three months of the year, a slim haul as he attempts to unseat U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa.
With those contributions, Sestak had $1.7 million on hand at the end of March.
| Apr 21, 2015
| 5:30 AM
A member of former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock's staff who went along on a luxurious trip to London during the Royal Ascot races in 2011 has been served with a subpoena to testify before a grand jury meeting in Illinois, according to an announcement Monday...
| Apr 16, 2015
| 7:45 PM
Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski will announce Friday that he is running for the U.S. Senate, according to sources who were told by the mayor's campaign.
The three-term mayor has been "seriously considering" a run for several months, and his decision sets...