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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Campaign cash: 'Leadership PACs' becoming vehicle of choice for presidential candidates

    Campaign cash: 'Leadership PACs' becoming vehicle of choice for presidential candidates
    For New Hampshire's Republican Party, the swarm of likely presidential candidates about to blanket the state has been preceded by another much-appreciated influx: money. There was the recent contribution of $10,000 from Jeb Bush's leadership political...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 2 years in...
  • Margaret Carlson: The 'Downton Abbey' decor did him in

    Margaret Carlson: The 'Downton Abbey' decor did him in
    It takes a lot to catch the not-so-watchful eye of the Capitol ethics police. Members of Congress monitor their own ethics, which works about as well as you might expect. The Federal Election Commission regulates campaign finance, but it's as gridlocked...
  • Emily's List to endorse Edwards

    WASHINGTON -- A powerful political group that helped elect Barbara A. Mikulski to the Senate nearly 30 years ago will endorse Rep. Donna F. Edwards to be her successor -- throwing considerable fundraising heft behind her campaign. Emily's List, the...