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Call Washington BureauIn the end, Republican Tom Smith spent $20.8 million, $16.8 million of which was his own money, on his failed run for the U.S. Senate against Democrat incumbent Bob Casey. Casey, who retained his seat by 9.1 points and around 500,000 votes, spent around...
Tags: Politics, U.S. Senate, Elections, Joe Sestak
WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney raised more than $85.9 million in the last two weeks of the presidential race, his campaign announced Thursday, detailing the GOP hopeful’s final money push in his ultimately unsuccessful bid against President Obama. ...
One of the biggest outside spenders in the 2012 election has turned its focus to the "fiscal cliff" debate. Crossroads GPS, the conservative nonprofit founded in part by GOP strategist Karl Rove, released a new ad Wednesday slamming President Obama's...
New Year's Day is a time for reassessment and renewal — and hoping the next year is an improvement over the messy rat race that was the last one. On that note, The Times has a tradition of reserving this page on this day for our own, often...
Getting elected president costs a lot of money, and so does being inaugurated. In 2009, President Obama's inaugural committee spent $45 million to kick off his first term. Even with scaled-back festivities (two balls instead of 10), this year's...
Tags: U.S. Congress, Politics, George W. Bush, Judges, Bill Clinton
WASHINGTON (AP) — Planners of President Barack Obama's second inauguration are making an unprecedented solicitation for high-dollar contributions up to $1 million to help pay for the celebration in exchange for special access. The changes...
With Newport-Mesans in the Olympics, contentious City Council elections and those Mitt and Barack guys grabbing headlines, it was a busy year for news — and the arts proved to be no exception. We could try to order this into a conventional "top 10...
Tags: Andy Warhol, Hobbies, Politics, Arts, Fine Artists
For most Americans, interest in the results of the 2012 presidential campaign ended somewhere around the first election night projections for President Obama and the brief, stunned concession speech delivered by a gobsmacked Mitt Romney. But for a small...
Tags: Politics, Barack Obama, Elections, Republican Party
WASHINGTON — The poet Carl Sandburg supposedly was asked by a young playwright to attend a rehearsal. Sandburg did, but fell asleep. The playwright exclaimed, "How could you sleep when you knew I wanted your opinion?" Sandburg replied, "Sleep is an...
Tags: Voting, National Government, Mitt Romney, Politics, Eric Holder
In the days following the general election, it quickly became clear that Puerto Rican voters helped tip the scales of political power in Central Florida. Democrat Darren Soto became the first Puerto Rican to win a state Senate seat. Lynx bus driver...
Tags: Osceola County, Alan Grayson, U.S. Congress, Kissimmee, Voting
Tribune reporterWASHINGTON -- The House Ethics Committee revealed today that it is investigating the conduct of House Republican Aaron Schock of Peoria. The 31-year-old lawmaker entered the House in 2009 and won a third term last month. The committee did not make...
Tags: Eric Cantor, Religion and Belief, Politics, Ethics, Elections
President Obama will accept corporate contributions to pay for his inauguration in January, a departure from his first inauguration and the 2012 Democratic convention in Charlotte, N.C. The decision, first reported by Politico, underscores how the...
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