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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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Berry Gordy, Aretha Franklin and Smokey Robinson attend the Debra Lee Pre-Dinner the National Museum of Women in the Arts on Feb. 7, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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Berry Gordy, Aretha Franklin and Smokey Robinson attend the Debra Lee Pre-Dinner the National Museum of Women in the Arts on Feb. 7, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Washington Scene: Holder, Aretha Meet American Express

Attorney General Eric Holder dined opposite Aretha Franklin Friday night. The queen of soul was wrapped in fur for the BET Honors Dinner,  among the 2014 honorees. “Sometimes I get to do things” the president doesn’t get to do, Holder said. Holder...

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Randall Stephenson, chairman, president and chief executive officer of AT&T Inc., speaks during the first keynote address at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, on Feb. 25, 2013.

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Randall Stephenson, chairman, president and chief executive officer of AT&T Inc., speaks during the first keynote address at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, on Feb. 25, 2013.

AT&T’s Stephenson, Romneyite, Taking Business Roundtable Lead

The incoming chairman of the Business Roundtable, the group of corporate chief executive officers who heard from President Barack Obama today, contributed to the effort last year to deny the president a second term. Randall Stephenson, chairman and chief executive...

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Executives at AT&T attend a news conference where it was announced that AT&T Inc. will be buying its wireless rival T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom AG for $39 billion in cash and stock on March 21, 2011 in New York City.

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Executives at AT&T attend a news conference where it was announced that AT&T Inc. will be buying its wireless rival T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom AG for $39 billion in cash and stock on March 21, 2011 in New York City.

Flashpoint: AT&T, T-Mobile Take Airwaves Fight to House

AT&T and T-Mobile are going at it again — fighting over airwaves and trying to get the rules they want set for the next government auction. They’ll debate at a House hearing whether regulators should limit airwave purchases at a planned...

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Senator John Thune, a Republican from South Dakota, speaks to a member of the media following a party caucus meeting in Washington, D.C.

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Senator John Thune, a Republican from South Dakota, speaks to a member of the media following a party caucus meeting in Washington, D.C.

ATT, Verizon Fundraising for Thune in Spectrum Battle

They may be serving $11 Sugar Daddy Cocktails. But there are billions of dollars of bandwidth involved. Sen. John Thune, the top Republican on the Senate Commerce Committee, is in a key position to weigh in on government plans to...

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An AT&T Inc. store in Chicago.

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An AT&T Inc. store in Chicago.

AT&T Political Giving: Early and Often

AT&T Inc. has a tradition of making political contributions early and often. The political action committee of the second-biggest U.S. wireless carrier sent $363,200 to federal candidates and political committees in the first two months of this year, including $169,200...

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The AT&T Mobility booth at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

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The AT&T Mobility booth at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

AT&T Dials Up More Than $3 Million for Obama Inauguration

AT&T Inc., the largest U.S. phone company, gave $3.1 million to President Barack Obama’s inaugural committee at a time when the federal government is deciding how to auction airwaves coveted by the Dallas-based wireless provider. The president’s  inaugural committee, in a...

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The Google Inc. Chrome icon is reflected in water droplets.

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The Google Inc. Chrome icon is reflected in water droplets.

Internet’s Money on Democrats, Wireless-Tel Cash Went Republican

A clash over the allocation of new spectrum pits companies whose employees backed Democratic candidates in the last election against those who put their money on Republicans. At issue is how to divvy up airwaves among telephone companies with wireless...

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Randall Stephenson, chairman, president and chief executive officer of AT&T Inc.

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Randall Stephenson, chairman, president and chief executive officer of AT&T Inc.

AT&T Rings Romney’s Bell

AT&T Inc., the largest U.S. phone company, is taking sides in the election contest between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney. The company’s political action committee contributed $5,000 to Romney last month, Federal Election Commission reports show. Earlier...

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