Topic: Center for Responsive Politics
No presidential exploratory committee is in sight, but Newt Gingrich said Thursday he will explore running for president. He may have just invented a new stage in the long announcement process.
03/03/2011 04:38 pm
As the 112th Congress gets under way, many of its new members are tea party freshmen who vowed to ‘take on’ Washington. But their early reliance on special-interest money to pay off campaign debts will make that hard to do.
01/03/2011 09:31 am
In many ways, the Republicans' voluntary two-year earmark ban is limited in scope. But it's already undermining Congress's spending 'cardinals' and changing how lobbyists lobby Capitol Hill.
11/24/2010 06:06 pm
Homeland Security talks about changes needed to improve air cargo security, while lobbying by the multibillion-dollar freight industry slows process.
11/09/2010 11:55 pm
The midterm elections were the latest reminder that wealthy candidates who pour their millions into their own campaigns frequently don't win. Why is that?
11/08/2010 12:24 pm
The media are berated as 'corrupt' (per Sarah Palin) and as a 'conflictinator' (per Jon Stewart). Is it a case of shooting the messenger, or did news media miss the mark in Election 2010?
11/01/2010 08:09 pm
Colorado’s Seventh Congressional District – a bellwether district in a swing state – leads the nation in spending on political ads by outside groups not required to disclose their donors.
10/31/2010 04:01 pm
The Internet has already had a profound effect on national campaign finance. Now, it is beginning to impact local politics, too.
10/18/2010 07:54 pm
The $14 million that Sharron Angle, the 'tea party' backed Senate candidate from Nevada, raised last quarter is big, but some of that may have been used up in costly fundraising.
10/12/2010 05:00 pm
On Monday, Stephen Colbert signed off on "The Tea Party Coloring Book for Kids." Propaganda or filling a gap in the conservative curriculum?
10/05/2010 01:09 pm