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Republican U.S. presidential candidates pose together before the start of the Fox Business Network Republican presidential candidates debate in North Charleston

Some Republican Candidates Spend Big On Ads, With Little To Show For It

In this strange primary season, there is little relationship between money spent on ads and poll numbers for candidates, at least on the Republican side.

January 26, 2016

It’s Getting Harder To Tell What Separates A Super PAC From A Candidate’s Campaign

Many of the super PACs and the campaigns are run by a revolving door of close friends and staffers, ensuring that the two sides share a common playbook even when they avoid tripping over the vague Federal Election Commission rules banning coordination.

October 12, 2015
Former Governor Jeb Bush of Florida speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Jeb Bush Releases 33 Years Of Tax Returns

Jeb Bush made $7.4 million during 2013 and paid about 40 percent in taxes.

June 30, 2015
Carly Fiorina speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore via Flickr)

Fiorina’s Campaign-Trail Attacks Leave Out Her Own Ties To Clinton

Fiorina’s nonstop criticism of the Clintons comes after years of association with the Clintons’ foundation through her own philanthropic work.

June 15, 2015

Obama Immigration Program, Blocked By Texas Judge, Wins 14 States’ Support

14 states are backing up the White House on immigration.

March 13, 2015

Obama Administration To Ask Judge To Lift Block On Immigration Actions

The White House will make its next move in the immigration battle on Monday.

February 20, 2015

Rollout Of Obama’s Immigration Plan Faces Enormous Challenges

Implementing President Obama’s new immigration programs is easier said than done.

February 11, 2015

Democrats Could Uphold Obama Veto Of Pipeline Legislation, Schumer Says

Senate Democrats aren’t budging on Keystone XL.

January 5, 2015

Jeb Bush Quits Firm That Profited From Obamacare

Can Democrats turn Bush into the next Mitt Romney?

December 26, 2014

Spending Bill’s Campaign Finance Provision Puts More Money In Politics

Wealthy donors win big in the new spending bill. Again.

December 11, 2014

Democrats Lost The Big-Money Game In Midterm Elections

How big money helped buy the midterms for the GOP.

November 10, 2014

Border Surge Could Be Windfall For Senate Candidate’s Air Charter Firm

By Joseph Tanfani, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — As a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in New Mexico, retired Marine Col. Allen Weh says it’s time for tougher border security. As a businessman, Weh stands to benefit from the border crisis. His air charter company, CSI Aviation Inc., is the largest private contractor for ICE […]

July 11, 2014

Former Christie Aides Seek To Block Subpoenas In Bridge Inquiry

By Joseph Tanfani, Tribune Washington Bureau TRENTON, N.J. — It’s a question that might hold the key to explaining last fall’s traffic jam at the foot of the George Washington Bridge: What came before the now-infamous email, “Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee”? Bridget Kelly, the former aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris […]

March 11, 2014

Rabbi Is New Mystery Focus Of Chris Christie Team In Bridge Mess

By Joseph Tanfani, Tribune Washington Bureau TRENTON, N.J. — In the mysterious political grudge-fest that spawned the George Washington Bridge traffic pileup, a new object of ire has emerged: a New Jersey rabbi. A newly released version of a text exchange between David Wildstein and Bridget Anne Kelly, two key figures in the bridge scandal, shows […]

February 27, 2014

Investigative Committee Reissues Subpoenas In New Jersey Bridge Case

By Joseph Tanfani, Tribune Washington Bureau TRENTON, N.J. — A new joint investigations committee began its work Monday, seeking to unravel the mystery of who gave the order for the now-notorious traffic jam in September in the lanes leading to the George Washington Bridge. The new joint committee reissued the 20 subpoenas that another Assembly […]

January 27, 2014