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Nov 12, 2013

Gansler Calls For Democratic Opponents to Reject ‘Dark Money’

Douglas Gansler is calling on his fellow Democratic rivals for Maryland governor to sign a pledge to reject independent expenditures in the 2014 campaign.

Oct 9, 2013

O’Connor: Campaign finance trend troubling

BRISTOL, R.I. — Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor said the nation is in trouble in the area of campaign finance and told a group of law students that “careful thinking” is needed after the 2010 Citizens United decision by the high court. The decision allowed wealthy individuals and corporations to spend freely […]

Oct 7, 2013

High court to revisit rules on campaign finance

WASHINGTON — In its first major campaign finance case since the Citizens United ruling in 2010, the Supreme Court is considering whether to undo some limits on contributions from the biggest individual givers to political campaigns. The justices will hear arguments Tuesday, the second day of their new term, in a dispute between the Obama […]

Feb 8, 2013

Eye Opener: Mixed reactions to transportation plan

A few government and politics headlines before the weekend.

Feb 1, 2013

Eye Opener: Leopold’s replacement doesn’t want the job

A few government and politics headlines for Friday morning.

Jan 7, 2013

Supreme Court won’t hear campaign finance arguments

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court refused Monday to hear an appeal from a Virginia-based anti-abortion group that wanted to be exempted from campaign finance disclosure regulations. The Real Truth About Abortion Inc., which was formerly called The Real Truth About Obama Inc., wanted to stop the Federal Election Commission and the Justice Department from enforcing […]

Nov 2, 2012

Penn National exceeds $40 million in campaign spending

Penn National Gaming Inc., the only organization spending money to oppose gambling expansion in Maryland, made official Friday what many have expected for months.

Oct 18, 2012

Casino campaign spending surpasses $50 million

Spending to influence Maryland's referendum to expanded casino gambling has exceeded $50 million, according to state campaign finance records.

Sep 14, 2012

‘Warrior Lawyer’ launches Facebook attack

Baltimore's "Warrior Lawyer" is waging battle a little farther south down I-95.

May 17, 2012

Prosecutors give closing argument in Edwards trial

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Prosecutors are saying in closing arguments in the John Edwards campaign corruption trial that he was part of a politically ambitious scheme to take money from wealthy donors to hide his pregnant mistress. Prosecutors took 90 minutes to present their arguments. The defense will get two hours, and prosecutors will get another […]

May 16, 2012

Defense rests without calling Edwards, mistress

GREENSBORO, N.C. — John Edwards’ defense team rested Wednesday without calling the two-time Democratic presidential candidate or his one-time mistress to the witness stand, a sign of confidence after presenting little more than two days of testimony and evidence. The defense had called a series of witnesses aimed at shifting the jury’s focus from the […]

Jul 13, 2011

Top court upholds Holton’s bribery dismissal

Saying “at last justice has prevailed,” Baltimore City Councilwoman Helen L. Holton praised Maryland’s top court late Wednesday for declining to reinstate criminal charges that she had committed bribery, and later perjury, in voting for tax breaks for developers who had made an indirect payment to her. The Court of Appeals said Holton enjoyed legislative […]

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