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A 'Ready For Hillary' cap in Alexandria, Virginia.

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A 'Ready For Hillary' cap in Alexandria, Virginia.

Ready for Hillary PAC: Goes Hybrid: Ready to Donate

Updated at 4:25 p.m. Ready for Hillary is ready for other candidates. The super-political action committee urging former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to run for president in 2016 will be sending campaign donations to preferred candidates. Ready for Hillary...

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An AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile manufactured by Raytheon Co., is seen on a Lockheed Martin Corp. F-16D Fighting Falcon aircraft, during the Singapore Airshow in Singapore on Feb. 12, 2014.

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An AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile manufactured by Raytheon Co., is seen on a Lockheed Martin Corp. F-16D Fighting Falcon aircraft, during the Singapore Airshow in Singapore on Feb. 12, 2014.

Defense Companies Play Offense in 2014 Elections

Government contractors are putting their money where their mouths are. The top 10 contractors, as compiled by Bloomberg Government, have increased their political action committee spending by 29 percent for the 2014 congressional elections, compared with their donations for the 2012 races....

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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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Comerica Park on Opening Day between the Kansas City Royals and the Detroit Tigers on March 31, 2014 in Detroit.

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Comerica Park on Opening Day between the Kansas City Royals and the Detroit Tigers on March 31, 2014 in Detroit.

Opening Day: Play Partisan Ball — Fantasy Teams by Party

Happy Opening Day from Political Capital, where we like to explore the links between politics and baseball this time of the year. We are taking the liberty of placing former and current Major League Baseball players on Democratic and Republican...

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A derrick hand climbs up to the top of the derrick while drilling for oil in the Bakken shale formation in North Dakota.

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A derrick hand climbs up to the top of the derrick while drilling for oil in the Bakken shale formation in North Dakota.

Political ‘Gusher:’ Fracking Boom

Fracking — the drilling that shoots water, chemicals and sand underground to break rock and let oil and gas flow to the surface — has lowered foreign oil imports, padded landowner bank accounts with royalty payments and sparked a mini-manufacturing...

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Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, holds his weekly on camera news conference in the Capitol on Thursday, April 11, 2013.

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Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, holds his weekly on camera news conference in the Capitol on Thursday, April 11, 2013.

Boehner Raises $2.4 Million First Qtr

As the House speaker, John Boehner is in a position to raise plenty of campaign funds for his party. The Ohio Republican took in $2.4 million in the first three months of this year, his campaign committee reported to the...

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Senator Robert Menendez at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's (AIPAC) annual meeting at the Washington Convention Center on March 5, 2013 in Washington.

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Senator Robert Menendez at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's (AIPAC) annual meeting at the Washington Convention Center on March 5, 2013 in Washington.

Menendez Has Helped Donors Other than Melgen

Dr. Salomon Melgren, the West Palm Beach ophthamologist at the center of an investigation involving Sen. Robert Menendez, is not the only campaign contributor who has been helped by the New Jersey Democrat. Menendez backed Spanish Broadcasting System Inc.’s unsuccessful effort...

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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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