Topic: Bob Edgar
The Supreme Court Tuesday agreed to hear a case that challenges limits on campaign spending, opening the door to a decision that could upend legal precedent on what individuals can contribute to candidates.
Critics question the propriety of a sitting justice attending a closed-door partisan session, but the event organizer insists all members of Congress are welcome at the 'Conservative Constitutional Seminar.'
01/24/2011 02:54 pm
The liberal group Common Cause asks the Justice Department to investigate whether Supreme Court Justices Scalia and Thomas should have stepped aside in a major campaign finance reform case a year ago.
01/20/2011 09:05 pm
Despite his conviction on ethics violations by a jury of his peers, Charles Rangel will likely not be forced out of Congress. But his legacy and clout have been diminished, which is no small thing.
11/16/2010 04:33 pm
Rep. Charles Rangel said he was being treated unfairly by the House ethics subcommittee in his trial for alleged misconduct. By walking out of the hearing, did he create leverage?
11/15/2010 06:14 pm
US Congress must respond swiftly and forcefully to ensure that corporations do not take over the electoral process.
01/22/2010 01:50 pm
The Supreme Court campaign finance ruling on Thursday means corporations can spend freely on political ads leading up to elections. The Thursday decision invalidates a part of 2002 McCain-Feingold campaign-finance reform law that sought to limit corporate influence.
01/21/2010 04:18 pm
The FBI is probing some 2,500 public corruption cases – a 50 percent jump since 2003.
12/10/2008 12:00 am
The House won't police itself. That's why it needs an independent panel to investigate claims of wrongdoing.
03/12/2008 01:00 am