WASHINGTON, D.C. – An advocacy group dedicated to fighting “the cycle of corruption” in politics is planning a rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court tomorrow at noon to urge the court to reconsider the “Citizens United” decision that paved the way for unlimited political spending by corporations and unions.
It seemed simple enough at the time. In 2009, John Harrison, a 63–year-old oil industry sales manager in Mission, Texas, had surgery to repair the rotator cuff in his right shoulder, a routine procedure that usually requires at most a single night’s stay in the hospital, followed by physical therapy. For Harrison, however, there was nothing routine about the ordeal that ensued.
Thanks to a small number of wealthy individuals, the outside spending groups known as “super PACs” that are working to put the four leading GOP candidates in the White House collectively raised more than the candidates themselves in January.
STATE – Gov. Chris Christie placed third in a new national poll of registered voters who were asked who should be the Republican nominee for Vice President. Florida’s Senator Marco Rubio topped the list in the poll conducted by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind™, followed by former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and Christie.
Another $10 million donation is expected to arrive within days from casino owner Sheldon Adelson to the outside group that’s provided life support to Newt Gingrich’s beleaguered presidential campaign, say fundraisers with ties to the multibillionaire.
Wireless broadband company LightSquared’s fast-tracked approval process came to a screeching halt late Tuesday when the Federal Communications Commission decided to “indefinitely suspend” its conditional waiver to operate.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Approximately 24 million active voter registrations in the United States—one of every eight—are no longer valid or have significant inaccuracies, according to the Pew Center on the States’ Election Initiatives.
Do you ever get the feeling that you don’t know the first thing about your state’s government? More than likely, its by no fault of your own; U.S. state governments are notoriously closed-off, and even more difficult to compare to one another.
STATE — According to a new national poll of registered voters by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind™, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum ties with former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney in Republican preferences for their party’s nomination, each garnering 33%. Newt Gingrich, once the front-runner, is fading with just 15%, while Ron Paul trails with 7%.
The Obama administration’s 2013 defense spending plan, detailed as part of its overall new federal budget, includes $178.8 billion to buy new weapons, ranging from jet fighters and artillery to naval cruisers and satellite systems. But the real costs of these programs to the federal budget are unlikely to be disclosed in its budget documents or dozens of detailed weapons program reports due on Capitol Hill in March, according to a recent federal audit report.