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Potential Libertarian, Green Party presidential nominees file lawsuit over exclusion from presidential debates

Jessica Karmasek Oct. 14, 2015, 2:23pm

Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson and Dr. Jill Stein, along with the Libertarian National Committee and the Green Party of the United States, filed a lawsuit in federal court last month against the Commission on Presidential Debates, the Republican National Committee, the Democratic National Committee and the 2012 GOP and Democratic presidential candidates, Mitt Romney and Barack Obama.

DNC/RNC file joint advisory opinion request with FEC

David Yates Aug. 19, 2014, 10:20am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Two opposing factions have found common ground and are uniting for a single cause - raising money.

Major asbestos firms giving hundreds of thousands to Democratic Congressional candidates

David Yates Aug. 15, 2014, 6:36am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Numerous Congressional candidates are seeing their campaign coffers swell thanks to donations supplied by major asbestos law firms and their attorneys.

Mostyn to host fundraiser for Texas gov. candidate, Willie Nelson to perform

David Yates Apr. 15, 2014, 2:58pm

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) - Two days after hosting President Barack Obama, it has been announced that the Houston home of plaintiffs attorney Steve Mostyn will be the site of a fundraiser for the Democratic nominee for Texas governor.

RNC outraises DNC, earns $25M in first quarter

David Yates Apr. 14, 2014, 7:49pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The Republican National Committee has raised $25 million in the first quarter of 2014 and more than $105 million this election cycle, a total eclipsing its Democratic counterpart by tens of millions of dollars.

Obama meets with mega-donor Mostyn

David Yates Apr. 11, 2014, 1:10pm

HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) - Apparently, a $3 million donation to a super PAC that supports the President warrants a dinner party.

Calif. AG won't comment on Obama's 'best-looking' comment

Jessica M. Karmasek Apr. 17, 2013, 7:45pm

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) -- At a news conference earlier this week, California Attorney General Kamala Harris dodged questions about President Barack Obama's praise of her good looks.

Obama apologizes to Calif. AG for 'best-looking' comment

Jessica M. Karmasek Apr. 8, 2013, 6:45pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- President Barack Obama has apologized to California Attorney General Kamala Harris for praising her good looks at a fundraiser last week.

Report: Obama calls Harris 'best-looking' state AG

Jessica M. Karmasek Apr. 5, 2013, 4:59pm

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) -- If state attorneys general participated in beauty contests, President Barack Obama would declare California Attorney General Kamala Harris the winner.

Former Pa. governors back judicial merit selection

Jon Campisi Mar. 19, 2013, 5:44pm

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) -- Three of Pennsylvania's former chief executives took part in a conference call with reporters on Monday to discuss their collective support for a move toward judicial merit selection.

Calif. AG becomes Obama's ally in health care fight

John O'Brien Mar. 9, 2011, 9:30am

Harris RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) - First, President Barack Obama supported Kamala Harris' campaign for California attorney general. Now, she's defending Obama's federal health care reform package that has twice been ruled unconstitutional.

Party heads happy with U.S. Senate primary results

John O'Brien Dec. 9, 2009, 1:13pm

Coakley BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Parties for the victors in Tuesday's U.S. Senate primary election in Massachusetts are already touting their respective candidate's credentials for next month's general election.

Poll shows desire for tort reform in health care package

John O'Brien Dec. 2, 2009, 2:40pm

Dean WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - A majority of Americans say tort reform measures should be taken to drive down healthcare costs, a new poll shows.

Krauthammer: Scrap Senate health care bill, enact tort reform

Chris Rizo Nov. 30, 2009, 12:01am

Charles Krauthammer WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-Tort reform ought to be a cornerstone of the Senate health care overhaul bill, which is currently a "new entitlement of stupefying arbitrariness and inefficiency," a leading conservative commentator says.

Lawyer blasts judge for tossing Obama citizenship question

Chris Rizo Nov. 10, 2009, 5:00pm

Orly Taitz SANTA ANA, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-The Southern California attorney who has challenged U.S. President Barack Obama's qualifications to be president filed a blistering motion Tuesday to have her federal lawsuit reinstated.

Bush, Sessions talk tort reform at ILR Summit

John O'Brien Oct. 28, 2009, 1:28pm

Sessions WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions highlighted the speakers at the 10th U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform Summit, held Wednesday.

Trial lawyers oppose special med-mal courts

Chris Rizo Sep. 11, 2009, 12:32pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)- A U.S. Senate panel is considering proposals aimed at decreasing the number of medical malpractice lawsuits filed in already bogged down courts.

Trial lawyers spend big money taking to the airwaves

Chris Rizo Sep. 8, 2009, 1:28pm

Lisa Rickard WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)--Advertisements seeking potential plaintiffs for medical malpractice lawsuits are flooding the nation's airwaves, a legal watchdog group said Tuesday.

Media barred from Pelosi speech

Chris Rizo Jul. 25, 2009, 8:38pm

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline)-When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi addresssed the nation's trial lawyers' group Saturday, the media was barred from attending.

Nation's trial lawyers converge on San Francisco

Chris Rizo Jul. 25, 2009, 4:46pm

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline)- Trial attorneys from around the country have converged on San Francisco for the next several days.