| Feb 17, 2014
| 4:16 PM
WASHINGTON — The Republican campaign organization responsible for websites that appear, at first glance, to support Democratic candidates has backpedaled a bit, altering the way they seek donations.
When visitors call up the websites, they are...
| Dec 19, 2013
Rep. Luis Gutierrez's campaign committee spent more than $130,000 on hotels, airfare and other travel expenses to destinations like Las Vegas, New York, Puerto Rico and Mexico over the past five years.
One out of every 4 dollars raised by Rep. Bobby...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 5:12 PM
When the sky became the limit for most political spending after the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, the skywatchers like Ann Ravel had to readjust their telescopes. As head of California's Fair Political Practices Commission, she policed the...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 9:25 AM
WASHINGTON — In a long-anticipated move to restrict the flood of secret money in campaigns, the IRS for the first time proposed rules to rein in the political activities of tax-exempt groups that have emerged as heavyweight players in American...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Campaign finance limits are back before the U.S. Supreme Court this week, and that's probably bad news for those who like good government. Think what this country needs is to give more political clout to the wealthy and those who seek special favors...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 4:42 PM
Both at his trial months ago and as he waited for a federal judge to sentence him Tuesday, Robert Braddock Jr. maintained his silence.
But moments after he was sentenced to 38 months for his role in accepting fraudulent contributions to former House...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 8:45 AM
In setting up his campaign accounts for a potential presidential run, Gov. Martin O'Malley is following a long path of politicians from both parties who have managed to raise buckets of cash without having to adhere to federal contribution limits.
| Sep 20, 2013
| 1:21 PM
On Oct. 8, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, a constitutional challenge to the limits on how much an individual can contribute to independent committees during a two-year election cycle....
| Sep 21, 2013
| 6:28 PM
If you don't know much about Obamacare other than most people must have health insurance or pay a penalty, you're not alone.
The president's grand undertaking is as confusing as it is controversial. And that makes it a perfect opportunity for con...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 3:03 PM
Ann Ravel, California’s top campaign finance watchdog, is heading to the Federal Election Commission after being confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Monday.
Ravel, a Democrat, was approved alongside Republican Lee Goodman.
The Federal Election...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 4:07 PM
LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - The next big national elections may not be for another year, but Hollywood types aren't sitting on their wallets until then - Jeffrey Katzenberg, J.J. Abrams, Alan Horn, Tom Rothman and James L. Brooks are among those already...