Campaign Finance


  • Jan 26- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and his supporters have formed a political-action committee ahead of a likely bid for president, adding a third well-known Republican figure to the fight for campaign funds among the party's core donor class, the Wall Street Journal reported.

  • Justices debate judicial candidates' campaign appeals Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 3:29 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court's conservative and liberal justices clashed Tuesday over campaign finance restrictions in a dispute involving candidates for elected state and local judgeships. Five years after the court's Citizens United ruling freed corporations and labor unions to spend as much as they want in elections for Congress and president, the...

  • Jeb Bush launches 'Right to Rise' PAC Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 11:14 AM ET
    Jeb Bush

    Jeb Bush takes another step toward a bid for the GOP presidential nomination, launching the Right to Rise PAC.

  • Lawyers cash in on favors from state prosecutors Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 10:54 AM ET
    Gary King speaks during the Democratic Party for New Mexico 2014 Governor Forum in Albuquerque, N.M., May, 2014.

    The partnership is part of an industry pairing plaintiffs' lawyers with state attorneys general to sue companies. The NYT reports.

  • Ecuador family gains favor with donations to Dems Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 1:02 PM ET
    U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez

    The Obama administration waived an Ecuadorian woman's U.S. travel ban after her family gave money to Democratic campaigns. The NYT reports.

  • Congress just slipped this into the spending bill Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 1:14 PM ET

    While political focus was on a Senate Intelligence Committee report, Congress snuck in two measures to its must-pass spending bill. NBC News reports.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 9- Tacked at the end of the 1,603- page government spending bill released by the U.S. House of Representatives late Tuesday is a provision that would enable wealthy individuals to make significantly larger contributions to political parties. Under current campaign finance law, individuals cannot give more than $32,400 a year to the...

  • Obama's approval rating on Wall Street: 17% Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 11:22 AM ET

    A new poll reveals just how serious Wall Street's dissatisfaction with Obama is ahead of the midterm elections.

  • Oct 17- Opponents of GMO food labeling proposals on the ballot next month in Oregon and Colorado have contributed roughly $20 million for campaigning against the proposed laws, nearly triple the money raised by supporters of the initiatives, campaign finance reports show. Voters in Colorado and Oregon weigh in on the issue in mid-term election voting on Nov. 6.

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 16- A late injection of campaign cash is helping business-friendly opposition candidate Aecio Neves push Brazil's presidential runoff against incumbent Dilma Rousseff down to the wire, eroding her huge fundraising advantage. Neves has already won over many investors and business leaders with promises to restore fiscal discipline, clamp...

  • Wall Street backs GOP horses—with loads of cash Sunday, 12 Oct 2014 | 9:00 AM ET
    Elliott Management founder and CEO Paul Singer speaks during the SkyBridge Alternatives conference in Las Vegas, May 9, 2012.

    Wall Street is spending more on the midterms than ever before—particularly in support of the GOP—but it's not from whom you might think.

  • WASHINGTON/ TOPEKA, Oct 8- The Republican Party is making an 11th- hour push to hold a historically conservative U.S. Senate seat in Kansas, where some polls show independent Greg Orman pulling ahead of incumbent Pat Roberts just weeks before the Nov. 4 election. Republicans, who hope to wrest Senate control from Democrats, have raised money and sent top strategists...

  • U.S. companies offer more political spending detail -study Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    BOSTON, Sept 24- Top U.S. companies are reporting more detail about their political contributions, according to a survey by the Center for Political Accountability, a trend that won praise from the group, which pushes for greater transparency.

  • BRASILIA/ SAO PAULO, Sept 19- Brazil's financial markets have rallied on the prospect of environmentalist Marina Silva unseating President Dilma Rousseff in next month's election, but political donations show plenty of companies may be wary of a new administration.

  • Gov. Walker slams funding allegations: 'Case over' Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 2:12 PM ET

    Court documents released Thursday alleged that Walker coordinated fundraising with outside conservative groups during a recall election.

  • Top court could greenlight more $$$ in politics Tuesday, 17 Sep 2013 | 1:16 PM ET

    A new case before the Supreme Court seeks to raise limits on political donations.

  • GOP Plans Probe of IRS on 'Tea Party' Targeting Friday, 10 May 2013 | 11:42 AM ET

    Republicans denounce the IRS after it apologized for inappropriately flagging conservative political groups for additional reviews during the 2012 election.

  • Honoring Victims, Searching for Suspects  Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 2:18 PM ET

    At this hour, President Obama is visiting victims of the Boston terror attack, reports CNBC's Scott Cohn.

  • Austan Goolsbee, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, warns that growth will go down and unemployment will go up as a result of these forced budget cuts.

  • US Court Upholds Controversial Wisconsin Union Law Friday, 18 Jan 2013 | 2:31 PM ET
    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker greets supporters at an election-night rally June 5, 2012 in Waukesha, Wisconsin.