Oct 27

Watch the most memorable political ads of 2014

More than $1 billion has been spent in this campaign on TV ads. There were several that stood out this year for different reasons — from the issues they brought up to the, sometimes strange, attempts at getting attention. We…

Oct 24

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Record amount of campaign cash overwhelms election commission

A record amount of money has been spent in this election, some $4 billion. Today, in a message on its website, the Federal Election Commission, the agency responsible for reporting campaign finance data, acknowledged being “overwhelmed” by the amount of…

Oct 24

The $4 billion midterm — most expensive ever

Today in the Morning Line: Interest in election may be low from general public, but the power players care and are investing Nearly $4 billion expected to be spent, more than any midterm in history Outside groups also to…

Jun 03

Reid, McConnell spar on campaign finance rules

The Senate's top Democrat says the free flow of what he calls "shady money" into politics is the biggest threat to democracy he's seen in his lifetime. But his Republican counterpart calls efforts to limit campaign spending "terrible policy."…

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Apr 02

The Supreme Court struck down limits Wednesday in federal law on the overall campaign contributions the biggest individual donors may make to candidates, political parties and political action committees. The justices said in a 5-4 vote that Americans have a…

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