by Josh Israel Posted on July 10, 2014
Several of those who object to any limits on political speech have themselves been long-time supporters of a constitutional amendment to do just that.
by Ian Millhiser Posted on June 3, 2014
The problem with American elections, according to Ted Cruz, is that very wealthy campaign donors do not have enough power to shape their outcomes.
by Josh Israel Posted on May 28, 2014
His opponent, former U.S. Attorney John Ratcliffe, and a super PAC explicitly made the incumbent’s age an issue in the campaign — a common tactic against older candidates.
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by Josh Israel Posted on May 20, 2014 Updated: May 20, 2014
An array of prominent Republican politicians and several Fox News personalities had earlier dismissed the charges as mere political retaliation for D'Souza's criticisms of the Obama administration.
by Nicole Flatow Posted on May 15, 2014 Updated: May 15, 2014
Hint: A former U.S. Supreme Court justice played a role.
by Josh Israel Posted on May 9, 2014
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce launched another wave of television ads in support of Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and 12 other Republicans.
by Nicole Flatow Posted on April 25, 2014 Updated: April 25, 2014
This Republican appointee struck down a New York limit on campaign expenditures, but not without citing his obligation to follow "misguided" Supreme Court precedent on money and corruption.
by Josh Israel Posted on April 10, 2014 Updated: April 10, 2014
Darrell Issa’s Committee on House Oversight & Government Reform voted Thursday, along party lines, to recommend contempt charges against former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner.
by Josh Israel Posted on April 7, 2014
In 2007, a dwindling band of centrist House Republicans formed a political action committee which they hoped would “maintain the moderate wing of the party.” Seven years later, these "moderates" are voting like the Tea Party.
by Ian Millhiser Posted on April 7, 2014
Chief Justice Roberts' opinion in McCutcheon v. FEC defines the word "corruption" so narrowly that it is practically meaningless.