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  • Jeb Bush to headline Connecticut GOP fundraiser

    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is starring at the Connecticut Republican Party's 36th annual Prescott Bush Awards Dinner.

  • Lifting campaign spending limits helps democracy

    The Supreme Court's decision last week in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, eliminating the total limit that an individual can contribute in an election cycle to candidates and party committees, amounts to a shot of adrenalin to American democracy.

  • Critics attack Chief Justice John Roberts' opinion that the Internet will safeguard against campaign corruption

    Critics of Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts' majority opinion that struck down overall limits on campaign contributions say he was wrong to assume the Internet is a sufficient substitute for government regulation. Roberts, who wrote the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision in McCutcheon v....

  • NRSC ad challenge falls flat in Louisiana

    An advertisement attacking GOP mega-donors Charles and David Koch and Rep. Bill Cassidy, a Republican candidate for Senate, is staying on the air in Louisiana despite the threat of legal action from the National Republican Senatorial Committee, after television stations deemed the ad accurate.

  • Arizona is on the cutting edge of key national issues

    PHOENIX — The Grand Canyon State is ahead of the curve. From gay rights, to border security and immigration, to the rise of Latino-American politicians, to absorbing military cuts, Arizona has been busy adjudicating the issues that states across the nation will soon be facing, debating and...

  • Rep. Ron Barber: Fired up and ready to go

    Does Rep. Ron Barber have the sheer force of will to win re-election? “I want it as bad as I’ve wanted anything in my life,” said the Arizona Democrat, who was first sworn into office in June 2012.

  • House Democrats vow to make Ryan budget 'defining issue'

    Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel vowed to make Rep. Paul Ryan's budget proposal "the defining issue in the midterm elections." Israel panned the House Budget Committee chairman's plan, which would cut federal spending by $5.1 trillion over 10 years in part by...

  • The Tea Party Establishment: Outsiders become insiders

    Will the real Republican Establishment please stand up? In the four years since the Supreme Court struck down fundraising regulations that effectively gave the Democratic and Republican parties a monopoly on large-scale political activity, a collection of Tea Party-affiliated organizations has...

  • McCutcheon ruling likely to change little in campaigns' strategies

    The Supreme Court's ruling this week allowing individuals to donate money to an unlimited number of candidates or party committees initially led to fears that the campaign-finance floodgates would burst open. “The last thing the middle class needs right now is more money in politics," said...

  • Obama spotlights minimum wage in university town

    Will the minimum-wage issue drive Democrats to the polls next November?

  • Gray, Bowser to attend Democratic unity breakfast

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia's Democratic Party says Mayor Vincent Gray and D.C. Councilmember Muriel Bowser will be attending a breakfast intended to promote party unity. Bowser defeated Gray and six others in Tuesday's mayoral primary. Following her victory, she called for the...

  • Brown signs bill to strengthen campaign finance

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation giving California's political watchdog agency more authority to enforce the state's campaign finance laws and investigate suspected wrongdoing. AB800 by Democratic Assemblyman Richard Gordon of Menlo Park was drafted in...

  • Agribusinesses give $380,000 to beat anti-GMO vote

    GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Six major producers of herbicides and genetically modified crops are shoveling $380,000 into the campaign to defeat measures to prohibit genetically modified crops in southwestern Oregon. Political contributions posted Thursday on the Oregon Secretary of State website...

  • Bruce Braley to rub shoulders with New York trial lawyers

    NEY YORK (Legal Newsline) – Even with the fallout from his “farmer” gaff still haunting him, U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, has committed to another speaking engagement with trial lawyers, this time in New York. On March 25, American Rising PAC posted a video of the Braley, who is...

  • Ted Cruz takes dig at Bruce Braley in Iowa op-ed

    Rep. Bruce Braley, the Democratic candidate for Senate in Iowa, has been the target of relentless Republican attacks since a video from a fundraiser revealed Braley dismissing Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley as a "farmer from Iowa" to a crowd of trial lawyers.



From the Weekly Standard

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    “Just because something bears the aspect of the inevitable one should not, therefore, go along willingly with it.” ​—​Philip K. Dick

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  • 2014 ≠ 2016

    Polls are overrated, but they can be still instructive. So what’s to be learned from a Fox News survey of 1,012 registered voters conducted April 13-15? 

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  • As Goes North Carolina

    Raleigh, N.C.  To win the Senate, Republicans must win North Carolina. While it’s mathematically possible to take the Senate without ousting Democratic senator Kay Hagan, the chances of that...

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