By Timothy P. Carney | 12/05/13 10:29 AM
I'm generally for more disclosure in campaign finance, but the best argument against requiring full disclosure by groups engaged in political speech is that politicians sometimes retaliate against their critics. Sen. Elizabeth Warren inadvertently made that very argument this week. As told by...
By Joseph Lawler | 11/26/13 03:54 PM
The Obama administration moved Tuesday to limit political campaigning by political nonprofits that are classified as tax-exempt social welfare organizations. The Treasury announced that it would propose new rules to specify which campaign-like activities groups organized under 501(c)4 of the...
By Timothy P. Carney | 11/25/13 01:27 PM
Sheldon Adelson was the biggest Republican donor in the 2012 election. Now he's lobbying to curtail online gambling. Why? Presumably because online gambling would compete with his business: casino gambling. Some industry insiders think online gambling could bring new people into the worlds of...
11/21/13 09:38 AM
Patriot Majority USA received nearly $2.26 million from unions and another $750,000 from a health care trade association in the last election cycle, according to a review of federal records by The Huffington Post.
By Paul Bedard | 11/20/13 09:33 AM
To Senate Democratic donors in New York City this week, the first lady said, “There's nothing more uncomfortable than asking people for stuff. I hate doing this. I love you all, but I hate asking you guys for stuff.”
By Rebecca Berg | 11/19/13 07:55 AM
The Democratic National Committee is reducing ticket prices for a high-dollar fundraiser in San Francisco next week that features President Obama, according to an email sent to donors Monday. Obama is set to appear at a luncheon at the SFJAZZ Center on Nov. 25 to benefit the DNC, but whether...
By Rebecca Berg | 11/18/13 12:59 PM
The National Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee will host a fundraiser Wednesday for Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La., who is challenging Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu in one of the most hotly contested races of the upcoming midterm elections.
By Rebecca Berg | 11/18/13 08:58 AM
The Democrats' Senate campaign arm raised more money in October than during the same month in any previous off-year election, boosted by the public anger over a government shutdown and buoyed by President Obama's seemingly undiminished fundraising prowess.
By Luke Rosiak | 11/15/13 06:28 PM
Federal Election Commission officials may take the nearly unprecedented step of exempting a Tea Party group from disclosing its donors due to concerns its supporters could face harassment and retaliation from government officials such as the Internal Revenue Service and private citizens. The...
By Paul Bedard | 11/15/13 09:33 AM
Sneering that “a bunch of crazies” in the House GOP have turned Washington into “la-la land,” the nation’s top Democratic governor said Congress has become so erratic that states have given up hope that the federal government will be a reliable partner in fixing the economy.
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