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Citizens United

The other scandal: IRS failure to scrutinize political groups groups

Sputtering adjectives - outrageous, appalling, intolerable - can scarcely do justice to the fiasco involving the Internal Revenue Service's reported targeting of conservative groups.

May 15, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Supreme Court to consider eliminating political contribution limit

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has agreed to go beyond its controversial Citizens United decision and consider striking down the limit on the total amount that wealthy persons may give to candidates and political parties.

February 19, 2013 9:06 pmLoading…

Political notebook: That whirring is sound of election spin

It didn't take long for the political strategists and spokesmen for the state and national political parties to shift into spin mode late Tuesday night after it became apparent Democrat Ron Barber had soundly defeated Republican Jesse Kelly in the Congressional District 8 special election.

June 17, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

CD8 spending tops $3M as race enters final days

The Congressional District 8 special election has become the big-money race everyone expected - and the big spenders have been Democrat Ron Barber and the National Republican Congressional Committee.

June 01, 2012 12:00 am Related Loading…

McCain: Super PAC spending will lead to scandals

WASHINGTON  — Sen. John McCain says the Supreme Court ruling that led to formation of super PACs was “one of the worst decisions I have ever seen.”

January 12, 2012 8:18 amLoading…


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