Nearly all of the independent advertising aired for the 2012 general-election campaign has come from interest groups that do not disclose their donors, suggesting that much of the political spending over the next six months will come from sources invisible to the public. Read full article >>
The committee will begin to consider four separate gun safety measures on Thursday, although the process of narrowing actual legislative language will most likely dribble into next week.
WASHINGTON — White House Press Secretary Jay Carney on Monday defended President Obama’s efforts to reduce the influence of money in politics amid reports that a pro-Obama advocacy group is offering high-dollar fundraisers special access to the president.
WASHINGTON -- House Republicans said President Obama is using the nation’s armed forces as a “campaign prop” when he should be working with his party’s leaders in the Senate to avoid across-the-board spending cuts set to take effect later this week.
WASHINGTON – With Washington stalemated over the coming “sequester,” one Republican lawmaker suggested swapping the steep budget cuts for a rollback of President Obama’s regulatory agenda as a way around the impasse.