He's an ardent supporter of Israel. A megabillionaire casino mogul whose Las Vegas Sands Corp. is under federal investigation. And the self-proclaimed "richest Jew in the world."
Not a single major candidate has signed up to take taxpayer-supported matching funds for his presidential campaign this year, signaling the death of the system that had controlled campaigns since the Watergate era.
A super-PAC set up Tuesday to support presidential candidate Herman Cain could be violating the law because the name it uses is so similar to that of a candidate, an election law expert said Wednesday.
The new Republican Super PAC got the green light from the Federal Election Commission on Thursday to skirt federal campaign-finance limits and to raise more money than ever before for the Republican presidential nominee and other party candidates.
Stephen Colbert delights in lampooning politicians on his Comedy Central show, but he plans to raise some serious issues about public disclosure of corporate campaign contributions before the Federal Election Commission on Thursday.
The Federal Election Commission says comedian Stephen Colbert can use his TV show's resources to boost his political action committee. But he must publicly disclose some major expenses as in-kind contributions from the show's corporate owners.
Two organizations that advocate for tougher campaign finance rules are asking the Internal Revenue Service to investigate the tax-exempt status of a Republican-allied group that has been airing millions of dollars in political advertising.
Four years ago, newly installed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi promised that Democrats would lead "the most honest, most open, most ethical Congress in history."