GOP rivals questioning whether they’d back Trump as nominee

AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Republican presidential candidates Marco Rubio and John Kasich suggested Saturday they may not support...

Poor offenders pay high price when probation turns on profit

MURFREESBORO, Tennessee (AP) — Outside the $200-a-week motel room that Steven Gibbs and his family call home, the afternoon sun sparkled. Inside,...

Several types of groups are involved in political spending

A look at the type of groups raising money for elections and what information they are required to disclose: Candidates: Federal, state and local...

Even as political spending explodes, disclosure remains hazy

AP Photo/Ryan VanVelzer Politicians in Mississippi have used campaign money to pay for such things as a BMW, an RV and $800 cowboy boots. In Wisconsin, a...

Essay: Will the First Amendment survive the information age?

As Apple tries to fend off government demands for access to iPhone content, the company is leaning on free speech arguments as a key part of its defense in...

Court decision puts candidate contribution limits at risk

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling, which allowed unlimited corporate and union election spending, is now...