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  • Supreme Court strikes down limits on campaign contributions

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down the overall limits that wealthy donors can contribute to political campaigns, a victory for anti-regulation conservatives who saw the caps as a serious restriction on free speech rights. The justices, in a 5-4 ruling in McCutcheon v. the Federation...

  • White House 'disappointed' by Supreme Court ruling on donor limits

    The White House on Wednesday criticized a Supreme Court decision that struck down overall limits on political contributions from individuals. “We are, in fact, disappointed by the decision that was announced today,” said White House deputy press secretary Josh Earnest to reporters aboard...

  • The Supreme Court campaign finance decision for dummies

    On Wednesday, the Supreme Court released another ruling on campaign donations. Naturally, those who fundraise off the idea that donating to campaigns equals more free speech for the wealthy were apoplectic.

  • Supreme Court voids overall contribution limits

    The Supreme Court has struck down limits in federal law on the overall campaign contributions the biggest individual donors may make to candidates, political parties and political action committees.

  • Jim Clyburn: Obama's campaign organization has gone missing

    President Obama isn't doing enough to get House Democrats elected, according to Rep. Jim Clyburn who said Obama needs to stop fundraising and start activating his campaign organization in key districts.

  • Advocates criticizing New York public finance proposal

    ALBANY, N.Y. — Good-government advocates are criticizing Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York's legislative leaders for a budget agreement to test public campaign financing with the state comptroller race this year. Six good-government groups released a statement Sunday that called the proposal...

  • Democrats turn their fire on Koch brothers in desperate bid to save Senate

    Charles Koch, 78, and David Koch, 73, who run the second-largest privately held company in the country, are pouring a chunk of their vast fortune into helping Republicans take back the Senate.

  • Biggest spenders wear the union label

    Democrats are out to make the Koch brothers the most infamous campaign donors in the 2014 election cycle. But they are hardly the biggest spenders, nor is Americans for Prosperity, the 501(c)(4) they support, at the top of the list. That distinction belongs to the nation's labor unions,...

  • DC mayor has most campaign money left to spend

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With a week left before the District of Columbia's Democratic mayoral primary, Mayor Vincent Gray has more money left to spend than any of his rivals. The campaigns' last financial reports before the primary were due at midnight Monday. The primary is April 1. Gray has...

  • Examiner Editorial: Desperate about Keystone XL? Throw mud at the Kochs

    Controversy erupted last week when Steven Mufson and Juliet Eilperin of the Washington Post's Wonkblog posted a story headlined, “The biggest lease holder in Canada's oil sands isn't Exxon Mobil or Chevron. It's the Koch Brothers.” According to Mufson and Eilperin, the Koch Brother's...

  • Senate Democrats have record fundraising month

    The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee posted another record fundraising month, bringing in $6.8 million in February and raising its total for the election cycle to $66 million. After its best February haul ever, the campaign arm set up to defend Democratic candidates for Senate has...

  • DNC narrows RNC savings lead, still laden in debt

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic National Committee narrowed the savings gap with its Republican counterpart in February but is still carrying $15 million in debt. The Democratic National Committee raised $7.5 million last month and ended February with $6.9 million in the bank. Its red ink...

  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren raising money for New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen

    BOSTON (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren is throwing her fundraising muscle behind fellow Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, who's facing a challenge from former Massachusetts Republican Sen. Scott Brown as she seeks a second term in New Hampshire. Warren defeated Brown in a 2012 race that was the...

  • America can't regulate its way to clean campaigns

    Last week, something unusual happened in the special election in southwest Florida to replace GOP Rep. Trey Radel. A candidate named Paige Kreegel called one of his Republican primary opponents and left a voice mail message, apologizing in advance for the fact that his own super PAC (which...

  • Darrell Issa demands documents on White House political office

    House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., is pressing the White House to provide documents for his probe into potential Hatch Act violations.



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