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The Rules Don't Apply To Hillary Clinton ... Or Any Of The Other Un-Candidates

Friday, March 13, 2015

A unanimous ruling from the Federal Election Commission reaffirms that Hillary Clinton is, in fact, not a candidate for president — yet.

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Koch Brothers Put Price Tag On 2016: $889 Million

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The political network led by industrialists Charles and David Koch plans to spend about as much money as the entire national Republican Party spent in the last presidential election cycle.

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In Spending Bill, A Gift For Political Party Fundraising

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

The Republican and Democratic parties will be able to collect an additional $97,200 per year from donors to pay for presidential nominating conventions.

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Study: Campaign Cash Brings Tax Benefits On Capitol Hill

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

A new analysis finds that corporations that deploy lobbyists and make contributions experience lower and more consistent tax rates over the long term.

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All Things Considered

What Can $3.7 Billion Buy? How About 2,969,370 Campaign Ads

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Outside groups, and especially secret donor groups, are accounting for more of the spending than ever before

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Outside Group Sends Blunt Message In N.C. Senate Race

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Koch Brothers-backed American Future Fund is running online ads supporting Libertarian candidate Sean Haugh, who backs marijuana legalization. The slogan? "More weed, less war."

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A Surprise Senate Battleground: South Dakota

Friday, October 10, 2014

Democrats and pro-campaign-finance reform Mayday PAC are promising to spend $1 million each to defeat former GOP Gov. Mike Rounds.

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FEC Greenlights More Convention Cash For Political Parties

Thursday, October 09, 2014

The Federal Election Commission approved a request from the Democratic and Republican parties to replace lost public funding with more donations from individuals — up to $32,400 per person per year.

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Democrats Winning Big Money, GOP Winning Big Secret Money

Monday, October 06, 2014

Democrats have the biggest-spending superPAC so far in Senate Majority PAC, but that could be overshadowed by secretly funded Republican-leaning groups Crossroads GPS and Americans for Prosperity.

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Billionaire GOP Donor Finally Opens Checkbook For 2014

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Sheldon Adelson, the Las Vegas casino magnate, is giving $20 million to GOP-oriented "social welfare" groups for use in midterm campaigns.

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Voters Hate Money In Politics ... Sort Of

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Voters overwhelmingly tell pollsters they dislike how much money is in politics. But they don't consider it a major issue.

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Voters Hate Money In Politics ... Sort Of

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Voters overwhelmingly tell pollsters they dislike how much money is in politics. But they don't consider it a major issue.

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Cantor's Wall Street Move Highlights Disclosure Law Loophole

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Despite a 2007 ethics law, House members can still negotiate for a post-Congress job without ever publicly disclosing it.

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Morning Edition

A Political Family, Funding And Running On Both Sides Of The Aisle

Monday, September 01, 2014

The wealthy Ricketts family includes conservatives and a liberal, activists and a candidate. Between them, they raise and spend a lot of political money — and exemplify how the system has changed.

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Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me!

McConnell's Campaign Manager Resigns To Avoid Being 'Distraction'

Friday, August 29, 2014

There's an investigation into a payoff scheme before the 2012 presidential caucuses in Iowa. Jesse Benton says suggestions of his involvement are inaccurate and politically motivated.

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Former Iowa Lawmaker Admits To Getting Payoff Before 2012 Caucuses

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Kent Sorenson pleaded guilty in federal court to taking under-the-table payments when he switched sides between GOP presidential candidates. The former state senator previously denied the rumors.

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CBO Forecast: There's Good News And Bad News

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The nonpartisan budget office reports growth that's slower than expected, but also that the Affordable Care Act's changes to Medicare are successfully holding down costs.

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More Details Surface On Missing IRS Hard Drive

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

A more detailed account about what happened to Lois Lerner's computer is now available. But critics say there are still lots of unanswered questions.

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Democrats Make New Bid To Require Donor Transparency

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The latest version of the DISCLOSE Act, which would force donor disclosure on outside organizations that engage in election politics, is facing now-familiar opposition from Republican lawmakers.

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Will Texas GOP Candidate's Actions On Chemicals Prove Toxic?

Thursday, July 03, 2014

After a big explosion last year, Texans are worried about what's in nearby chemical plants. Attorney General Greg Abbott, who's running for governor, isn't making it easier for them to find out.

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