One of the defining elements of the 2012 presidential campaign is money. Two-dozen wealthy Americans have put in at least $1 million each. And one of the biggest donors is Sheldon Adelson, the casino magnate who has almost single-handedly kept Newt Gingrich's campaign afloat.
Suspicious money orders from a D.C. campaign fundraiser under investigation have been linked to D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray's campaign, and now, a closer look at campaign records shows some other bundled contributions that were submitted in money order form.
Despite losses in Alabama and Mississippi, Mitt Romney lost little ground to Rick Santorum in the delegate chase last week — thanks primarily to wins in offshore territories, whose residents will not be allowed to vote for president come November.
It's another furious dash to the finish line as delegate-rich Illinois holds its Republican presidential primary Tuesday. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is looking to increase his delegate lead. And he's still searching for that decisive win over former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum.
An investigative journalism project concluded that New Jersey led the nation with the toughest government accountability laws and enforcement while Georgia had the dubious distinction of being ranked last.
Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney campaigned in Illinois on Monday, one day ahead of the state's Republican primary. Among other events, Romney delivered an economic policy speech at the University of Chicago, a center of free-market economic thought.
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