Anxious to know who’s been contributing a quarter million, a half million, an even million or more to Restore Our Future, the Super PAC sweeping up unlimited donations to the Mitt Romney campaign?
For raw data, visit this web page at the Federal Election Commission. The scale of big money flowing from a small number [...]
No Labels, a 501c4 corporation with undisclosed donors and plans to influence national politics and contribute to candidates through a PAC, is officially launching itself with a news conference on December 13th. The news conference will be broadcast live via Livestream, and to No Labels’ credit it is soliciting questions for the news conference online.
Ending Spending is evading FEC disclosure requirements, attacking Democrats in Congress with money that comes from who knows where. [...]
Ask the National Rifle Association whether it is a partisan organization, and it will issue strenuous denials.
NRA Institute for Legislative Action Executive Director Chris Cox:
The political reality is that we have President Obama, who had at one point 60 Democratic votes in the Senate and a 39-vote margin in the House. If [...]
Why did Democratic Representative Jason Altmire demand this week that his party champion tax cuts for the rich?
Follow the money:
(Sources: FEC, That’s My Congress)
In this year’s race for Ohio’s 12th District seat in Congress, Democratic challenger Paula Brooks has received more in campaign contributions from the people of Ohio ($723,795) than Republican incumbent Patrick Tiberi has ($712,701).
In total campaign dollars, however, Pat Tiberi holds an immense advantage, with a warchest of $2,118,311. Paula Brooks has only $994,336 [...]
The wheels of representative democracy are turning in Maine. Last week, the Maine Senate passed LD 1020, a bill affirming the right of same-sex couples to get married in the state of Maine and reiterating the right of churches to refuse to perform same-sex marriages. Yesterday, the Maine Senate passed LD 1020 and today Governor [...]
Last week, the New York Times went all atwitter about a burgeoning corruption scandal in which Paul Magliocchetti used his family and employees at the lobbying firm PMA Group to funnel money to members of Congress on defense appropriations committees. Allegedly, Magliocchetti received choice military contracts for his lobbying clients in return. The Times focused [...]
Federal investigations into the financial activities of Paul Magliocchetti, his family, and his PMA Group lobbying firm are proceeding apace, chugging onward with the slow velocity but strong momentum of a freight train toward the destination of prosecution. The allegations are considerable: that the lobbyist Magliocchetti used his employees and his family as puppet contributors [...]
Last summer, I described the incredible decision by eight pharmacists from across the country to give campaign cash to Rep. Marion Berry of Arkansas, all on the same day. Rep. Berry just happened to appear with at least one of those contributors at a news conference promoting Medicare reimbursement favorable to pharmacists. Just a coincidence?