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Delegates visit the AT&T booth at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Sept. 4, 2012.

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Delegates visit the AT&T booth at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Sept. 4, 2012.

January: When Companies Donate To Both Political Parties

Many companies make campaign contributions to both political parties, sometimes on the same day. At a time of divided government, the companies want to curry favor with Democratic and Republican lawmakers whose actions affect the firms’ bottom line. There’s also...

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New Jersey governor Chris Christie speaking at the Economic Club of Chicago on Feb. 11, 2014.

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New Jersey governor Chris Christie speaking at the Economic Club of Chicago on Feb. 11, 2014.

Jersey Republicans: Stand up to MSNBC

You love Chris Christie. Now you can glom on to his American flag bling. That’s the message of a letter e-mailed to supporters by the New Jersey Republican State Committee, which today praised Christie, a potential 2016 candidate for president,...

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Actor Jon Hamm in a scene from the television show "Mad Men."

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Actor Jon Hamm in a scene from the television show "Mad Men."

Mad Man Hamms it Up for Franken

Sen. Al Franken has enlisted one of the top ad-men to his fundraising team. Too bad he’s not real. Actor Jon Hamm, who plays infamous ad-man Don Draper in AMC’s award winning drama, “Mad Men,” has agreed to help the...

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President Barack Obama disembarks from Air Force One.

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President Barack Obama disembarks from Air Force One.

Obama ‘Backstage,’ Past the Bouncers

President Barack Obama is looking so — second-term — in the photo that Organizing for America’s “Truth Team” has tweeted. It’s eerily reminiscent of that photo aboard Air Force One taken of then-President George W. Bush peering out at the...

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World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. Chairman Vince McMahon, left, and wrestler Triple H in the ring during the WWE Monday Night Raw in Las Vegas.

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World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. Chairman Vince McMahon, left, and wrestler Triple H in the ring during the WWE Monday Night Raw in Las Vegas.

Billionaires Aid Republican Senate Bids

Billionaires Paul Singer, John Paulson and Charles Schwab are helping fund the Republican campaign to take over the Senate in November’s elections. They were among the donors to Friends for an American Majority, a so-called joint fundraising committee that collected...

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Senator Scott Brown, a Republican from Massachusetts, in this July 15, 2010 file photo.

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Senator Scott Brown, a Republican from Massachusetts, in this July 15, 2010 file photo.

Brown Severs Newsmax Ties

Republican Scott Brown has severed ties with the conservative website Newsmax after the organization used his name and email list to send out an article promoting the views of Dr. Russell Blaylock, a conspiracy theorist who believes fluoride causes Alzheimer’s...

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Christine Lagarde. left, Catherine Levy, and Francois Delattre.

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Christine Lagarde. left, Catherine Levy, and Francois Delattre.

Lagarde: ‘Guardedly Optimistic’ on Global Economy, Self-Confident in Leadership

Updated with fundraising total, Feb. 6 at 1:40 pm EST Christine Lagarde, the International Monetary Fund’s managing director, was held accountable last night — by a room full of teenagers. “How did you do it?” asked Sarah Curtis, an eleventh-grader...

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Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist announces that he will run for Governor as a Democrat on Nov. 4, 2013 at Albert Whitted Park in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist announces that he will run for Governor as a Democrat on Nov. 4, 2013 at Albert Whitted Park in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Crist Checks Reid’s Box with Cash

Charlie Crist has been busy lately. He’s running to unseat Florida’s Republican Gov. Rick Scott and promoting a just-released book chronicling his odyssey from lifelong Republican to independent to Democrat. He’s also been cutting a lot of campaign checks to...

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