| 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.
| Feb 11, 2015
| 2:48 PM
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...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 7:49 PM
— 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...
| Mar 11, 2015
| 4:00 AM
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...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 6:13 PM
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...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 3:15 PM
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...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 12:29 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 1, 2015
| 2:24 AM
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.
| Mar 21, 2015
| 9:00 PM
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...
| Mar 19, 2015
| 4:11 PM
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...
| Mar 18, 2015
| 9:00 PM
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...