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Say it ain't so. There has never been a sadder day in American politics. Political reporters are still in shock over Michele Bachmann's sudden announcement that she will not seek re-election to Congress. How dare she just up and walk away? What are we...
WASHINGTON — Bob Dole must be some kind of prophet. Not 72 hours after Fox News aired the former Republican leader's suggestion that the GOP put out a "closed for repairs" sign, Michele Bachmann announced that she's going out of business. Just...
It was a California politico, Jesse Unruh, who nailed the relationship between dough and democracy: "Money is the mother's milk of politics." Where does it come from, and where does it go? Sheila Krumholz makes it her business to tell us. As executive...
A political group is sending sleazy letters to people in the Lehigh Valley and other states trying to turn neighbor against neighbor in the final days before Tuesday's election. The letters, from Americans for Limited Government, hit local mailboxes last...
The bitterly sarcastic drama planned next week in Allentown is understandable. The American political process is being polluted by expensive deluges of propaganda, designed to boost politicians who cater to the insatiable greed of billionaires. That's...
So far, almost all of Chicago's top Democratic donors have abstained from giving to Priorities USA Action, the leading super PAC supporting President Barack Obama's re-election campaign. According to records released late Thursday, only a half-dozen or...
As the presidential election nears, expect your phone to ring or your email to ding with people seeking your money and your opinions. Everyone is entitled to an opinion. It should be the money part that worries you. As always, new scams are popping up to...
American Voices"We're not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact-checkers," says Neil Newhouse, a Romney pollster. A half-dozen fact-checking organizations and websites have refuted Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan's claims that President Obama removed the work...
Jules WitcoverWASHINGTON -- For all the media clamor for Mitt Romney to come clean on his past tax returns, maybe his campaign advisers would be better off just advising him to keep quiet on the matter, before he gaffes again. Romney's supposedly clarifying remark...
Politicians haven't always been allergic to gun control, not even Republicans. In 1968, after the assassinations of John and Robert Kennedy and the Rev.Martin Luther King Jr., Congress — on a bipartisan vote — outlawed guns sales to felons...
The Hartford CourantThursday's seven new arrests in the ongoing federal probe of Christopher Donovan's congressional campaign highlighted a widespread but oft-overlooked practice: elected officials transferring taxpayer-funded staff employees to campaign committees as they...
WASHINGTON -- The poet Carl Sandburg supposedly was asked by a young playwright to attend a rehearsal. Sandburg did but fell asleep. The playwright exclaimed, "How could you sleep when you knew I wanted your opinion?" Sandburg replied, "Sleep is an...
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