By PBS NewsHour
The top Democratic candidates for Maryland's open U.S. Senate seat squared off in a debate Thursday, ahead of the Sept. 12 primary to see who will run against presumptive Republican candidate Lt. Gov. Michael Steele.
A divided Supreme Court upheld key portions of a recent law intended to reform political campaign financing, ruling Wednesday that the government may ban unlimited donations to political parties.
The Supreme Court heard arguments Monday on whether recently passed campaign finance regulations infringe on constitutional rights in a special one-day session on the mammoth legal challenges to the 2002 Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (BCRA).
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