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Election Campaigns

There’s more than a year to go before the presidential election, and, already, I am weary with the campaign. When I can manage simply to view the candidates as performers, some talented and others not so much, and hear their speeches as scripts in an over-the-top television series, the political news is entertaining. Even without […] Read More

The idea of candidates stumping about from church to church, leaving worship with their pockets full of consecrated dollars, may turn out be the shell game of all time. By means of some creative procedural moves, however, Jones has reached an agreement with the House leadership to allow H.R. 2357 to be brought directly to […] Read More

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a campaign finance reform bill early Thursday morning intended to curb the influence of special interest groups. The vote was 240 to 189, split largely along party lines. Forty-one Republicans voted for the bill, while 12 Democrats opposed it. The bill was sponsored by Reps. Christopher Shays, R-Conn., and […] Read More