Political Capital

Election 2014

Samuel L. Jackson attends the Museum Of The Moving Image 28th Annual Salute Honoring Kevin Spacey on April 9, 2014 in New York City.

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Samuel L. Jackson attends the Museum Of The Moving Image 28th Annual Salute Honoring Kevin Spacey on April 9, 2014 in New York City.

Denzel, Dukakis, Daschle: Nunn’s Camp

Actors Denzel Washington and Samuel L. Jackson and General Electric Co. Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Immelt are among the donors to Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn’s U.S. Senate campaign this year. They helped Nunn, who formerly led the volunteer-service organization Points...

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Curt Clawson shows off his 3-point shot style after addressing the crowd at his election party in Bonita Springs, Fla., after officially winning the special election in the Congressional District 19 Republican primary on April 22, 2014.

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Curt Clawson shows off his 3-point shot style after addressing the crowd at his election party in Bonita Springs, Fla., after officially winning the special election in the Congressional District 19 Republican primary on April 22, 2014.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $3.4 Million

Florida businessman Curt Clawson provided at least $3.4 million of his own money to win the key Republican nomination yesterday for a vacant U.S. House seat. Clawson’s victory in a four-candidate contest makes him a heavy favorite to win the...

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U.S. Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK) during a hearing before the Subcommittee on Emergency Management, Intergovernmental Relations, and the District of Columbia of Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Nov. 6, 2013 on Capitol Hill.

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U.S. Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK) during a hearing before the Subcommittee on Emergency Management, Intergovernmental Relations, and the District of Columbia of Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Nov. 6, 2013 on Capitol Hill.

Begich Ad: Drill, Baby, Drill

Sen. Mark Begich, an Alaska Democrat seeking re-election, appears in a campaign ad to tout his efforts to secure oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean over bureaucratic resistance from agencies and people including “national Democrats and the White House.” “For...

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A homeless at Penn Station in New York City.

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A homeless at Penn Station in New York City.

‘Capital in the 21st Century:’ Too Big to Tweet

In that extended conversation about “The Great Gatsby Curve,” the fact that income distribution in modern-day America roughly equals the way money was held in 1928, Thomas Piketty hasn’t yet become the household tweet that political leaders favor lately. President...

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Republican political consultant Karl Rove attends the opening ceremony of the George W. Bush Presidential Center on April 25, 2013 in Dallas.

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Republican political consultant Karl Rove attends the opening ceremony of the George W. Bush Presidential Center on April 25, 2013 in Dallas.

Singer, Griffin Join Billionaires Backing Rove Super-PAC

Billionaires B. Wayne Hughes, Paul Singer and Ken Griffin are among two dozen donors who together gave $5.2 million last month to American Crossroads, a Republican group aligned with political strategist Karl Rove. Hughes, co-founder of Public Storage, sent $500,000...

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