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Monday, February 22, 2016
Friday, February 19, 2016
The TV ad campaign for Republican Jeb Bush is faltering in South Carolina, where GOP voters go to the polls Saturday.
A new report by the Wesleyan Media Project finds that the pro-Bush superPAC, Right To Rise USA, aired an estimated 2,664 ads in the state between Feb. 1 ...
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Hillary Clinton's superPAC seemed to be essentially sitting out the primary, saving its war chest to fight Republicans in the general election. Now that's changed.
In the 10 days since Bernie Sanders thumped Clinton in the New Hampshire Democratic primary, the pro-Clinton superPAC Priorities USA Action has spent $1.3 ...
Sunday, February 14, 2016
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Here's a question for New Hampshire voters. Would you have voted for Jeb Bush if he'd given you $1,086?
Bush didn't offer that, obviously. But that's the amount his campaign and superPAC spent on TV ads in New Hampshire for each vote Bush received in the primary on Tuesday.
Saturday, February 06, 2016
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders both pledged their allegiance Thursday to the cause of campaign finance reform during the final Democratic presidential debate before the New Hampshire primary.
Polls show that many Americans agree: Too much money comes from too few donors. The candidates' ...
Monday, February 01, 2016
- Republican candidates raised more than $227 million in 2015, less than the GOP field raised in 2011.
- The year-end reports include the first disclosure of big money from Donald Trump and reveal the precarious state of Jeb Bush's White House bid.
- Some wealthy conservative donors, including Las ...
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Update at at 6:30 p.m. ET on Friday: Sen. Ted Cruz gave the Federal Election Commission an accounting of his campaign loans Thursday evening. The Cruz for Senate treasurer acknowledged in a letter that Cruz's loans to the campaign were underwritten by a margin loan from Goldman Sachs, where his ...
Thursday, January 07, 2016
Thursday, December 31, 2015
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Friday, December 18, 2015
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Sunday, December 13, 2015
It's a fair bet that in 1934, five years into the Great Depression and a year into the New Deal, Congress wasn't thinking about a political future that would be rife with secretly financed political groups.
But the Communications Act of 1934, the cornerstone of U.S. broadcasting law, may require ...
Friday, December 11, 2015
Even as negotiators struggled this week at the Paris summit on climate change, Senate Republicans held a subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill to challenge the underlying science. They called it "Data or Dogma?"
Sunday, December 06, 2015
An alliance of anti-establishment Republicans and Democrats in Congress is seeking to hold down at least one kind of political spending.
Hard-line conservatives say GOP leaders want to undermine Tea Party-style newcomers who challenge the Washington establishment. Progressives see their own leaders ready to write off a long-standing provision of ...
Wednesday, December 02, 2015
Friday, November 20, 2015
Florida mailman and gyrocopter pilot Doug Hughes has pleaded guilty to one felony for his campaign-finance reform caper last April. He landed his flying machine on the Capitol lawn before authorities apprehended him.
He meant to deliver individual letters to all senators and House members, urging them to clamp down ...
Thursday, November 19, 2015
The superPAC backing Jeb Bush seemed to have everything it needed. It went into the primaries with the most money by far. Right to Rise USA had raised $103 million by June 30, with plenty of help from Bush before he officially announced his candidacy and could no longer ...
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Bernie Sanders proudly says he doesn't have a superPAC — one of those unshackled political committees that raise and spend unlimited money that the candidate couldn't accept.
Most other presidential candidates have a superPAC or two running alongside. Republican Carly Fiorina's superPAC has played a major role in boosting ...