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Daily Archives: April 23, 2012

A volunteer with a donation box before a campaign stop by Newt Gingrich on Feb. 28, 2012, in Dalton, Ga.

Photograph by Evan Vucci/AP Photo

A volunteer with a donation box before a campaign stop by Newt Gingrich on Feb. 28, 2012, in Dalton, Ga.

FEC Likely to Reject Request to Invalidate Donation Limit

The Federal Election Commission is likely to rebuff a request from an Alabama businessman who wants the agency to declare unconstitutional a $46,200 limit on what an individual can donate to federal candidates in an election cycle. Shaun McCutcheon “may...

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A program at the Franklin County Lincoln Day Dinner in Greencastle, Pa., on April 22, 2012.

Photograph by Jae C. Hong/AP Photo

A program at the Franklin County Lincoln Day Dinner in Greencastle, Pa., on April 22, 2012.

What to Watch Tomorrow

Remember primary elections? Tomorrow we’ll have the first presidential or congressional vote in three weeks, an eternity in politics. It’s also the first balloting since Rick Santorum removed himself from contention April 10 as Mitt Romney’s major challenger for the...

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A customized North Carolina license plate in Greenville on Oct. 27, 2008.

Photograph by Ozier Muhammad/The New York Times via Redux

A customized North Carolina license plate in Greenville on Oct. 27, 2008.

Magic Number of the Day: 6.3

That’s the average percentage-point margin of victory for President Barack Obama in the 2008 election in North Carolina, Colorado and Iowa – three states Obama is visiting this week. Obama won by three-tenths of one percentage point in North Carolina...

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