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Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), House Budget Committee Chairman, speaks during the American Conservative Union Conference on March 6, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

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Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), House Budget Committee Chairman, speaks during the American Conservative Union Conference on March 6, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

Ryan’s $4 Million: House’s Biggest

Paul Ryan has the biggest campaign fund in the  House, at more than $4 million. It’s not hard to explain why. The Wisconsin Republican was Mitt Romney’s running mate on the party’s 2012 presidential ticket. He leads the House Budget Committee...

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Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, during a town hall meeting in Belmar, New Jersey, on March 25, 2014.

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Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, during a town hall meeting in Belmar, New Jersey, on March 25, 2014.

Singer Joins Griffin As Billionaires Funding Christie’s RGA

Billionaires Paul Singer, Bruce Kovner and Ken Griffin are among this year’s top donors to the Republican Governors Association, a political group led by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Singer, founder of New York-based investment firm Elliott Management, and Kovner, founder...

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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) with House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) at the U.S. Capitol on March 25, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) with House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) at the U.S. Capitol on March 25, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Cantor’s Party Fights Fire in the Base

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is under fire from his own party — for raising money for his own party. Brent Bozell, who heads the small government group ForAmerica, and Richard Viguerie, chairman of American Target Advertising, a conservative direct-mail...

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Hillary Clinton, former U.S. secretary of state, during a keynote session at the Marketo Marketing Nation Summit 2014 in San Francisco on April 8, 2014.

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Hillary Clinton, former U.S. secretary of state, during a keynote session at the Marketo Marketing Nation Summit 2014 in San Francisco on April 8, 2014.

Clinton Jumps into Koch-Bashing Act

For Hillary Clinton, diplomacy ends at the Koch Theater’s edge. It’s an article of faith on the left that the billionaire industrialists David and Charles Koch bankrolled the Tea Party movement mostly to advance their own business interests. The Senate...

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McCutcheon: `Exercising Freedom of Speech is a Good Thing’

Shaun McCutcheon, the winner in a Supreme Court campaign-finance case last week, sees the court’s decision striking down aggregate contribution limits as vindication of a person’s “right to support as many candidates, committees and PACs you choose.” “It’s a political...

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Senate Banking and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on National Security and International Trade and Finance member Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS) during a hearing on virtual currency on Nov. 19, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Senate Banking and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on National Security and International Trade and Finance member Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS) during a hearing on virtual currency on Nov. 19, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Charles Koch, ‘The Kansan,’ Praised on Senate Floor Where Reid Roasts Him

Charles Koch, the billionaire businessman under attack by Democrats for pro-Republican activity he’s undertaking with his brother David, got an assist on the Senate floor today from a fellow Kansan. Republican Sen. Jerry Moran came to the floor to praise...

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Cornell Woolridge rallies against money in politics, at the Supreme Court in Washington, on Oct. 8, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Cornell Woolridge rallies against money in politics, at the Supreme Court in Washington, on Oct. 8, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $123,200

The Supreme Court invalidated the two-year aggregate limit on federal campaign contributions, which was $123,200 for the 2013-2014 election cycle. Voting 5-4 along ideological lines, the court yesterday said the caps violated the First Amendment speech rights of Alabama Republican...

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Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), right, speaks next to (L-3rd L) Senate Majority Whip Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL), Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY), and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) during a news conference March 26, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

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Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), right, speaks next to (L-3rd L) Senate Majority Whip Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL), Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY), and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) during a news conference March 26, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

‘Kochtopia:’ Reid on Ryan’s Budget

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has accused Republicans of being “addicted to Koch.” Money from the billionaire Koch brothers, that is. Today on the Senate floor, Reid continued his crusade to cast Republicans as puppets of the brothers via another...

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