By Susan Crabtree | 07/23/14 05:35 AM
If President Obama delivers a public speech during a fundraising swing, he can decrease the Democratic Party committee's bill for his Air Force One travel, but there's a mystery surrounding how much the law requires him to reimburse the U.S. Treasury.
07/22/14 05:04 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid a swirl of foreign and border challenges, President Barack Obama is embarking on the one mission that has regularly proved a winner for him — raising money for his fellow Democrats. Obama on Tuesday was starting a three-day West Coast trip, scheduled to attend at...
By Ashe Schow | 07/21/14 02:21 PM
Pediatric neurosurgeon Monica Wehby raised more than $955,000 for her Senate campaign in the second quarter, while incumbent Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., raised $1.8 million.
By Michael Barone | 07/21/14 11:21 AM
This is one of the hard lessons of life, and one that evidently needs to be learned and relearned by political liberals: One is that public financing of elections is good. The other is that political polarization is bad.
By Susan Crabtree | 07/21/14 08:30 AM
President Obama will continue his fundraising push this week with a West Coast swing through three major cities, juggling his midterm money chase with two major immediate foreign policy challenges and the ongoing immigration crisis on our own southern border.
07/20/14 09:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic National Committee narrowly outraised its Republican rival last month and cut its debt to just $3 million, down from a onetime high of $23 million, according to federal financial forms due Sunday. The DNC raised almost $9 million in June, while the Republican...
07/20/14 09:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The political parties, their campaign committees and super PACs faced a Sunday deadline to disclose how much donors gave and how much operatives spent in June. Highlights from the filings: ___ MISSISSIPPI GOOD FOR FUNDRAISING The anti-tax Club for Growth Action last month...
By Washington Examiner | 07/19/14 12:20 PM
Many liberals have an almost-religious faith in the ability of campaign finance laws to clean up politics. In the real world, however, political money always finds the loopholes.
07/17/14 07:46 PM
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President Barack Obama announced a new program Thursday to attract more private money to help pay to build new roads and bridges as he criticized Congress for refusing to approve a more lasting source of funding. The new program is designed to encourage collaboration...
By Betsy Woodruff | 07/17/14 03:45 PM
Alaska Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell has made opposition to the 2009 stimulus part of his campaign for a Republican Senate nomination. But he also served on the board of a company that took stimulus funds.
By Susan Crabtree | 07/17/14 11:43 AM
President Obama may seem like he's at a breakneck fundraising pace, racing to help his party down the ballot ahead of the midterm elections, but he's still far behind Bill Clinton's second-term money round-up. Obama's recent fundraising tour de force -- including three events last week and two...
By Susan Crabtree | 07/16/14 02:26 PM
Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., is highlighting a a fundraising phone call former Labor Secretary Hilda Solis made to an department employee as evidence that the Obama administration has a history of illegal fundraising activities.
07/16/14 11:15 AM
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The incumbent Democrat running for New York state comptroller reports raising $1.17 million in donations over the past six months, giving him a balance of $2.78 million for the campaign. Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli reports spending $483,000 for the period. His largest...
By Paul Bedard | 07/16/14 10:27 AM
President Obama's fundraising team so far collected just $1.75 million of the minimum $500 million needed to fund construction of his presidential library.
By David M. Drucker | 07/15/14 11:37 PM
Democratic super PACs have outraised their Republican counterparts by millions, a factor attributed in part to GOP donors' fear of being targeted by the Internal Revenue Service -- or "getting Koch'ed."
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