| Jun 12, 2012
| 3:00 AM
It should come as no surprise that in the latest New York Times/CBS News Poll, less than half of Americans surveyed -- 44 percent -- said they approve of theU.S. Supreme Court. Furthermore, three-quarters said they believed individual personal and...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 4:59 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Billionaires, anonymous donors and shadowy outside groups funneled enormous amounts of money into this year's federal elections, as the cost of the presidential campaign surged past $2 billion and is expected to set a record....
| Jan 18, 2012
| 8:09 PM
Trevor Potter is an unlikely repeat guest for a late-night comedy show. As the former chairman of the Federal Election Commission, the courtly Washington lawyer is a leading expert on campaign finance law — not the kind of material that generates...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 5:11 PM
Sheldon and Miriam Adelson are sending another $5 million to support the presidential ambitions of Newt Gingrich, providing funds to the House speaker's close allies as the remaining GOP presidential candidates turn to Florida.
This month, the...
| Jan 29, 2012
| 7:54 PM
Reporting from Jacksonville, Fla., Lutz, Fla., and—
Newt Gingrich tried to discount a likely defeat in Tuesday's Florida primary by declaring that Mitt Romney had yet to prove he could win a majority of the Republican vote and predicting that...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 6:44 PM
This time tomorrow night Mitt Romney will be named the winner of the Florida primary.
There was a time when that would mark the end of the race in the Republican primary, but not this year. Newt Gingrich has vowed to stay in until the convention in...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 3:57 AM
Florida primary offers a big prize for winner, with polls showing that’s likely to be Romney
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s time has come.
The state hosts its pivotal primary Tuesday as Mitt Romney seeks to tighten his grip on the...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 11:28 PM
The new role that the super-rich play in electoral politics began to emerge with greater clarity Tuesday as recently formed "super PACs" publicly reported their donors and expenses for 2011.
Restore Our Future, the super PAC backing Mitt Romney's...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 10:02 PM
When it comes to big money in politics, Dallas billionaire Harold Simmons' influence has long been apparent in Texas, where he has plowed more than $1 million into Rick Perry's gubernatorial campaigns.
Now Simmons has found a new outlet for his outsize...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 5:08 PM
On a Strip packed with colorful, sometimes controversial gambling titans, Sheldon Adelson plays politics a little differently from the rest.
The casino barons are a mostly pragmatic bunch, shifting campaign donations to favor the party in power. Not...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 4:58 PM
It's been a good year for the 1 percent.
The protesters who occupied public spaces in cities across the country, beginning with Wall Street on Sept. 17, 2011, garnered a great deal of attention for the idea that our democracy is being hijacked by the...