Watch out, New York, Preet Bharara is on the case: "Federal prosecutors in Manhattan have issued a grand jury subpoena seeking emails, text messages and other records from all the members of the anticorruption commission that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo abruptly shut down in March, three people briefed on the matter said on Monday."May02
Two days after an associate of David Rivera's was denied bail a second time, the Miami Herald reports: "David Rivera, the former Miami congressman under investigation in a complicated campaign-financing scheme, said Thursday night that he intends to runMay01Apr30
The Senate Rules Committee will hold its hearing on McCutcheon and "dark money" today at 10 am. It'll be livestreamed on the Senate Rules website and I believe carried on C-SPAN.Apr29
Larry Sabato for Politico Magazine: "With upwards of $2.6 billion estimated to be spent on political TV spots in 2014—an increase of 10 percent or more from the last midterm election in 2010—you’d best get ready for the assault on your senses.Apr28
The Senate Rules Committee is bringing some star power to its Wednesday hearing on McCutcheon and dark money: former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.Apr25
Yesterday, a federal judge in New York threw out the state's contribution limit on donations to outside groups. But he wasn't happy about it. The Bush-appointed judge, Paul Crotty, said: "One thing is certain: large political donations do not inspire confidence that the government in a representative democracy will do the right thing.Apr23Apr22
First: With lobbying reports coming in, the Hill reports: "Revenues are rising again on K Street after a brutal 2013 for many of Washington’s top firms. Four of the top five lobby shops on Monday reported increases in lobbying revenue over the first three months of 2014, with some in the top 20 recording double-digit growth.