| Aug 19, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Satellite TV giants DirecTV and Dish Network are looking for a landslide this fall — in political dollars.
For the first time, satellite broadcasters will be jockeying with other media outlets for a share of political spending that could top $3...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Americans are sick of politics. Only 13 percent approve of the job Congress is doing, a near-record low. The president's approval ratings are also in the basement.
A large portion of the public doesn't even bother voting. Only 57.5 percent of eligible...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 3:33 PM
The State Elections Enforcement Commission failed to reach a decision Tuesday on whether Northeast Utilities CEO Thomas J. May violated state law last year when he asked about 50 company managers to contribute money to help Democratic Gov. Dannel P....
| Aug 20, 2014
| 2:33 PM
WASHINGTON — Sen. Richard Blumenthal reached out to his supporters this week asking them for campaign cash — not for his campaign, but for that of Sen. Al Franken, a Minnesota Democrat.
Although Franken is a former Saturday Night Live...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 8:38 PM
Got an opinion about the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission? Feel free to weigh in, just not on the November ballot.
The California Supreme Court has lodged a preemptive strike against one method of fighting...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 12:20 PM
WASHINGTON Money from coal companies has been fueling North Carolina Republican Senate candidate Thom Tillis' race to unseat Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., including $21,100 from the nation's largest privately owned coal company.
The contributions came from the...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 3:26 PM
TORRINGTON — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is not — I repeat, not — running for president.
The Democrat from Massachusetts has said over and over that she will not be a candidate in 2016. She even recently had her attorney send a letter...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 6:39 PM
NEW HAVEN — The John Rowland that his defense team presented to jurors at Rowland's campaign finance fraud trial Wednesday bore little resemblance to the cocky, young politician who soared from a 23-year-old state representative through the U.S....
| Aug 22, 2014
| 6:38 PM
WASHINGTON — Jesse Jackson Jr. is out of Congress and in a prison camp, but he hasn't escaped the wrath of the Federal Election Commission.
On Friday, the FEC announced nearly $18,000 in fines against his campaign committee for failure to file...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 6:46 PM
— Thanks to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last spring, a handful of Pennsylvania's top political donors have lighter wallets than they otherwise would have by this point in the election year.
Eight state residents are among 310 mega-donors who...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 4:43 PM
NEW HAVEN – Brian Foley, owner of a nursing home chain and No. 1 backer of wife Lisa Wilson-Foley's political ambition, acknowledged Monday that it was his idea to hide former Gov. John Rowland's work for his wife's congressional campaign by...