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  • Supreme Court to address whether campaign lies are a crime

    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...

  • Chamber of Commerce ad for Idaho Republican features Mitt Romney

    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.

  • Zogby Report Card: Obamacare hate threatens Democrats in midterms

    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...

  • Texas legal reform group endorses Dan Patrick for Lt. governor, calls him 'tort reform stalwart'

    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...

  • Former FEC chairman joins Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

    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...

  • Wisconsin 'John Doe' probe is the latest partisan attack on free speech

    Score one for the defense of free speech.

  • 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.

  • Nancy Pelosi: Democrats won't jump to take advantage of new campaign donor limits

    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...

  • Reaching out to minorities is key to a true conservative realignment

    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...

  • White House adviser: No individual mandate delay

    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...

  • Senate Democrats up all night, in for long haul on climate legislation

    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...



From the Weekly Standard

  • Why the New York Times Poll Is Bogus

    The Arkansas Senate race has been close in virtually every serious poll. The Republican challenger, Tom Cotton, probably had a small lead a month or so ago; after a massive negative assault on him...

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  • Hustle Is Overrated

    The Bryce Harper-Mike Trout showdown is underway and the outcome is, well, inconclusive. In round one Monday night, the Nationals leftfielder walked and went hitless in three at bats while the...

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  • Kennedy’s Question

    We often think of the Constitution as a two-part document: first the original 1787 text, which primarily establishes the government’s structure; and then the amendments, which primarily set...

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