By Sean Lengell | 04/19/14 03:13 PM
The Supreme Court is set to address whether the age-old act of political mudslinging and false accusations are a crime, with the fate -- or at least the tone -- of campaign attack ads at stake. The case brings into conflict two deeply held constitutional values: the right of wide open and...
By Sean Higgins | 04/16/14 01:57 PM
Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, got a boost from the Chamber of Commerce today when it officially released an ad in which former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney endorsed him.
By Paul Bedard | 04/11/14 12:59 PM
Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that President Obama's signature health care reform is dragging Democrats down. "President Obama got some chilling news from a USA Today/Pew poll this week. Americans who oppose his health care law say they are significantly...
04/10/14 06:04 PM
HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) – A Texas legal watchdog group is endorsing state Sen. Dan Patrick in the upcoming Republican run-off election for Lt. Governor. Patrick, a Houston conservative radio jockey, walloped incumbent Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in the March 4 primary, capturing 550,769 votes...
04/07/14 03:18 PM
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – A former Federal Ethics Commission chairman is bringing his political expertise to a Columbus law firm. Professor, attorney and political commentator Attorney Bradley Smith has joined Steptoe & Johnson PLLC. Smith will focus his practice in the areas of...
By Steve Forbes | 04/06/14 11:24 PM
Score one for the defense of free speech.
By Star Parker | 04/04/14 03:34 PM
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.
By Sean Lengell | 04/03/14 02:04 PM
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi suggested that her Democratic Party won't actively take advantage of new rules allowing individuals to donate more money to political campaigns, calling such a move "exploitation" of the electoral system. "Just because the ante is raised for everyone does not...
By Star Parker | 03/21/14 01:31 PM
The recent upset victory by Republican candidate David Jolly for the open seat in Florida's 13th Congressional District, a district carried by Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, has produced a rush of excitement in Republican circles. This victory, coupled with polling data -- Americans are...
By Zack Colman | 03/16/14 11:36 AM
Delaying Obamacare's individual mandate to buy health insurance is not on the table, Dan Pfeiffer, a White House senior adviser, said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press." "That will not happen," Pfeiffer said. The comments come after the House voted Friday to delay the mandate by a decade. The...
By Zack Colman | 03/11/14 05:30 AM
Democrats held the Senate floor to talk climate change into the morning hours Tuesday, though they're not holding their breath on comprehensive legislation clearing Congress soon. Instead, organizer Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, described the event as an "opening salvo," as the more than two dozen...
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