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Former Rep. David Rivera’s Ally Sentenced To 6 Months Of House Arrest

By Marc Caputo, The Miami Herald MIAMI — The federal investigation into former Congressman David Rivera took another major step Wednesday when his close friend and political ally was sentenced for her role in allegedly helping him break campaign finance laws. “I took responsibility,” Ana Alliegro said in court before she was sentenced to six […]

September 10, 2014

Tea Party PAC Funding Increases While Candidates Falter

The Tea Party’s really been struggling this primary season. They’ve failed to unseat a single Republican incumbent in the Senate primaries, and haven’t won many victories in House primaries, either. But, as Patricia Murphy points out in The Daily Beast, fundraising for Tea Party SuperPACs continues to increase. The right’s top three Washington-based SuperPACS — […]

August 15, 2014

Silicon Valley Is Becoming Bigger Player In Washington

By Curtis Tate, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — California’s technology sector has booted up a bigger presence in politics in recent years, a shift for an industry that began on the outside but is fast becoming an inside player. Silicon Valley still has some catching up to do. Tech firms are still not as big […]

August 12, 2014