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Senator Chuck Hagel addresses the International Association of Fire Fighters in Washington in this file photo.

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Senator Chuck Hagel addresses the International Association of Fire Fighters in Washington in this file photo.

Hagel Leads Defense Candidates

Former Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel has emerged as the leading candidate to become Obama’s next Secretary of Defense and may be nominated as soon as this month, according to two people familiar with the matter. Hagel, who served as an...

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Sen. Scott Brown speaks at a rally in Cumnock Hall at the University of Massachusetts Lowell campus.

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Sen. Scott Brown speaks at a rally in Cumnock Hall at the University of Massachusetts Lowell campus.

Senate Republicans Send $2.4 Million to Massachusetts in Aid of Brown

The campaign arm of the Senate Republicans sent $2.4 million to the Massachusetts Republican Party to help Sen. Scott Brown fend off a serious from Democrat Elizabeth Warren on Nov. 6. The transfer by the National Republican Senatorial Committee accounted...

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Online brokerage TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts.

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Online brokerage TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts.

Ricketts Gives $11.4 Million to Anti-Obama Super-PAC

Billionaire Republican Joe Ricketts gave $11.4 million to his Ending Spending Action Fund super-political action committee last month, it said in a filing to the Federal Election Commission today. The super-PAC, Ending Spending Action Fund, is opposing President Barack Obama’s...

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Bob Kerrey arrives in New York  to assume the presidency of New School University.

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Bob Kerrey arrives in New York to assume the presidency of New School University.

New York Donors Fund Super-PAC Attacking Kerrey Foe in Nebraska

New York is working on Bob Kerrey in Nebraska. A super-PAC funded partly by New York financiers is aiding Kerrey’s Democratic bid to win a Nebraska U.S. Senate seat with television and radio ads critical of his Republican opponent. The...

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A member of Rick Santorum's staff outside the U.S. Supreme Court during opening arguments on President Barack Obama's signature health care reform law.

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A member of Rick Santorum's staff outside the U.S. Supreme Court during opening arguments on President Barack Obama's signature health care reform law.

Kerrey, Kaine, Brown at Crossroads

The unfettered money is everywhere. With unprecedented money floating around in the super-PAC campaigns of 2012, it’s tempting to think of it all as an Obama-Romney contest. It’s much more than that. American Crossroads, the super-PAC that Republican strategist Karl...

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Sen. Claire McCaskill during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing.

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Sen. Claire McCaskill during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing.

McCaskill, Tester Among Democratic Senators Getting Party Funds

Eleven Democratic senators or candidates running for the Senate this year have received the maximum $43,100 donation from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, according to a documents the political group filed with the Senate public records office. The DSCC, which...

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