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  • Supreme Court ruling: As if we don't have enough money in politics already

    Supreme Court ruling: As if we don't have enough money in politics already
    Thank you, Supreme Court. Before your decision Wednesday in McCutcheon vs. FEC, Americans were confined to giving a measly total of $48,600 in campaign contributions to federal candidates (enough for about nine candidates) and a total of $74,600 to...
  • Supreme Court ruling on campaign contributions: More clout for the rich

    Supreme Court ruling on campaign contributions: More clout for the rich
    WASHINGTON — The wealthiest 1% of Americans will likely play an even larger role in elections following the Supreme Court decision Wednesday that freed rich donors to give as much as $3.5 million per election to the array of candidates running for...
  • Supreme Court lifts overall limits on congressional campaign donations

    Supreme Court lifts overall limits on congressional campaign donations
    WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Wednesday freed wealthy donors to give more money directly to congressional candidates, extending its controversial 2010 Citizens United decision that opened the door for unlimited independent spending on political...
  • Did the Supreme Court just open the door to political corruption?

    Did the Supreme Court just open the door to political corruption?
    Money won. Doesn’t it always? It was not a big surprise that the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision today striking down certain limits on federal campaign contributions was divided along partisan lines. Conservative justices sided with the...
  • Supreme Court: Money corrupts in politics, but we can live with that

    Supreme Court: Money corrupts in politics, but we can live with that
    No surprise here, but the Supreme Court on Wednesday invalidated aggregate campaign contribution limits in the closely watched case McCutcheon vs. Federal Election Commission.  As we reported in October, in connection with the oral arguments in the...
  • After campaign finance ruling, battle for Congress likely to heat up

    WASHINGTON -- Both major political parties predicted an expanded battle for control of Congress in the months ahead following Wednesday's Supreme Court decision to end aggregate limits on big donors. Conservative groups trying to flip control of the...
  • Obama to call for higher minimum wage on trip to Michigan, Illinois

    Obama to call for higher minimum wage on trip to Michigan, Illinois
    WASHINGTON — President Obama’s proposal to raise the federal minimum wage may not be popular with Republicans in Congress, but he’s betting it will be with his real target, the Democratic voters he hopes to turn out in the...
  • GOP lawmakers, Neel Kashkari slam Donnelly immigration remarks

    GOP lawmakers, Neel Kashkari slam Donnelly immigration remarks
    Republican legislative leaders and a rival GOP gubernatorial candidate Tuesday slammed newly discovered remarks by Assemblyman Tim Donnelly comparing illegal immigration to war and urging citizens to rise up and join him in patrolling the border....
  • Suicide blast at Afghan Interior Ministry kills 6 police officers

    Suicide blast at Afghan Interior Ministry kills 6 police officers
    KABUL, Afghanistan -- A Taliban suicide bomber managed to get past a security checkpoint Wednesday and then blew himself up at the entrance to the Afghan Interior Ministry, killing six police officers on the last day of campaigning in this country’s...
  • Ex-Mayor Bob Filner finishes house arrest, asks for forgiveness

    Ex-Mayor Bob Filner finishes house arrest, asks for forgiveness
    SAN DIEGO -- Emerging from a 90-day house arrest, ex-Mayor Bob Filner on Sunday said that he wants "a chance to earn your forgiveness over time based on my actions." Filner's sentence for his guilty plea to harassing women ended Sunday. He no longer...
  • State senators call for focus on ethics; FBI searches 2nd Yee office

    State senators call for focus on ethics; FBI searches 2nd Yee office
    SACRAMENTO — Stung by criminal cases involving three state senators, Democratic legislative leaders vowed Tuesday to reassess their campaign finance practices, and canceled a lucrative golf fundraiser scheduled for this weekend. The promise of...