Beto O’Rourke says he raised $6.1M online in 1st 24 hours

Politics 03/18/19, 09:53

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke raised more than $6 million online during the first 24 hours after he announced his White House bid, the highest first-day number reported by any candidate, his campaign said Monday. The "record-breaking" $6.1 million came "without a dime" from political action committees, corporations or special interests, ...

Pro-Jeb Bush super PAC fined for accepting foreign donations

Politics 03/11/19, 20:58

The Federal Election Commission is fining a super PAC that supported former Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush for accepting over $1.3 million in illegal donations from Chinese nationals. The Right to Rise super political action committee was fined $390,000 for soliciting the foreign contributions during the 2016 campaign. American Pacific International ...

Uncounted Oregon votes expose election vulnerability

U.S. 03/07/19, 17:12

Days before last November's elections, members of a political action committee in Oregon went door-to-door in Portland and its suburbs and collected filled-in ballots from voters, saying they would mail them in.But about 100 of those ballots were mailed a day after the election. They were not counted, disenfranchising those ...

Perennial presidential candidate Lyndon LaRouche dead at 96

U.S. 02/13/19, 20:27

Lyndon LaRouche Jr., the political extremist who ran for president in every election from 1976 to 2004, including a campaign waged from federal prison, has died. He was 96.LaRouche's political action committee confirmed Wednesday on its website that LaRouche died a day earlier.The cult-like figure, who espoused a wide range ...

MLB to vet campaign contributions more carefully

Sports 11/27/18, 18:38

Major League Baseball will put in place new procedures for vetting political contributions after giving $5,000 to Cindy Hyde-Smith, a Republican senator from Mississippi, and then asking for the money back following her controversial remarks.MLB's political action committee donated $472,500 from the start of 2017 through this Oct. 17, according ...

Democrats lead Republicans on fundraising ahead of midterms

Politics 10/16/18, 02:49

Democrats lead Republicans in the money race in many of the key Senate and House campaigns three weeks ahead of midterm elections that will determine control of Congress.Although the Senate map positions Republicans to maintain their narrow majority, some of the most vulnerable Democratic incumbents continued to rake in cash ...

Democrats lead Republicans on fundraising ahead of midterms

Politics 10/15/18, 18:27

Democrats lead Republicans in the money race in many of the key Senate and House campaigns three weeks ahead of midterm elections that will determine control of Congress.Although the Senate map positions Republicans to maintain their narrow majority, some of the most vulnerable Democratic incumbents continued to rake in cash ...

Filmmaker Richard Linklater directs anti-Ted Cruz web ad

Entertainment 10/09/18, 08:45

Filmmaker Richard Linklater is the latest celebrity wading into the tight U.S. Senate race in Texas with a social media ad attacking Republican Sen. Ted Cruz.The "Boyhood" and "Dazed and Confused" director made a 30-second spot for a political action committee backed by Cruz opponents. It doesn't mention Democratic Congressman ...

PAC targets politicians it says act against women’s interest

California 09/24/18, 11:27

The Stanford University law professor who led the successful recall of a California judge over his handling of a sexual assault case announced Monday that she is broadening her fight to target politicians.Michele Dauber said the Enough is Enough Voter Project will raise money to campaign against candidates for state ...

End of content

No more pages to load