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Ice cream makers Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, founders of the brand, Ben & Jerry's, scoop ice cream.

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Ice cream makers Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, founders of the brand, Ben & Jerry's, scoop ice cream.

Ben and Jerry’s: Free Cone, Free Buck

Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s, is trying to make a statement. So he is giving away dollar bills stamped with messages such as “Not To Be Used For Bribing Politicians.” It’s part of a “Stamp Stampede” campaign in...

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Maryland politicians and community leaders held a rally in front of the Maryland State House to "fight secret spending in our democracy" by supporting the "DISCLOSE Act." The act would increase disclosure and transparency of campaign donations.

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Maryland politicians and community leaders held a rally in front of the Maryland State House to "fight secret spending in our democracy" by supporting the "DISCLOSE Act." The act would increase disclosure and transparency of campaign donations.

Inflation Plays in the Price of Politics

Coming out of the most expensive campaign in history, more boom-town news: Donors can now give more money to federal candidates and committees active in the 2014 elections. Individuals may give $2,600 to a federal candidate for a primary election...

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Former President Bill Clinton, left,  chats with donors as he pays a visit to a fundraiser for state Democrats, while host Terry McAuliffe, right, strains to hear a request from another donor in McLean, Virginia.

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Former President Bill Clinton, left, chats with donors as he pays a visit to a fundraiser for state Democrats, while host Terry McAuliffe, right, strains to hear a request from another donor in McLean, Virginia.

McAuliffe, Cuccinelli Top $1 Million in Late 2012 Donations for Va. Gov.

The two major contenders for the Virginia governorship this November each raised more than $1 million in the second half of 2012,  their campaigns said in reports filed yesterday with state election officials. Terry McAuliffe, a former Democratic National Committee chairman,...

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An NRA supporter in Des Moines.

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An NRA supporter in Des Moines.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 47

That’s the percentage of House members who received funding from the National Rifle Association’s political committee in their most recent race, according to the Sunlight Foundation. The NRA, which has 4 million members, probably will oppose a package of proposals...

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The Morgan Stanley headquarters in New York.

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The Morgan Stanley headquarters in New York.

Wall Street Hedged No Election Bets

With Republicans angry about the financial regulations pushed through by President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats, the securities and investment industry was the only major source of campaign contributions to switch sides in 2012 compared with 2008, giving a record...

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Sen.-elect Tim Kaine, center, arrives at a freshman Senators luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington on Nov. 13, 2012.

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Sen.-elect Tim Kaine, center, arrives at a freshman Senators luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington on Nov. 13, 2012.

Kaine Forms ‘Common Ground PAC’

Senator-elect Tim Kaine  of Virginia is sponsoring a political action committee he’s calling ‘“Common Ground PAC.” As in the common ground that the former Democratic governor said he would seek in a Congress divided over issues including the so-called fiscal...

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California state senator Gloria Negrete McLeod after a vote on pension reform at the State Capitol in Sacramento.

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California state senator Gloria Negrete McLeod after a vote on pension reform at the State Capitol in Sacramento.

Bloomberg Swamps Baca w/ $2.7 Mln — Already Flooded Florida’s Webster

Written by Alison Fitzgerald New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg dished $2.7 million into a single California congressional race, buying television ads to help State Sen. Gloria Negrete McLeod unseat Democratic Congressman Joe Baca one week before the election. The influx...

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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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Republican Tom Cotton, left, participates in a debate at Arkansas Educational Television Network studios in Conway, Ark., on Oct. 25, 2012.

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Republican Tom Cotton, left, participates in a debate at Arkansas Educational Television Network studios in Conway, Ark., on Oct. 25, 2012.

Likely Incoming Republican Freshmen Help Vulnerable Members

Tom Cotton, an Arkansas Republican lawyer strongly favored to win a House seat next week, is donating unneeded campaign funds to Republican candidates in tougher races. Cotton has sent $137,000 in campaign funds to the National Republican Congressional Committee and...

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Semi-subermisible oil rigs and jackup shallow-water drilling units in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Semi-subermisible oil rigs and jackup shallow-water drilling units in the Gulf of Mexico.

Adelson Finds Another Avenue for Anti-Obama Campaign Spending

Casino executive Sheldon Adelson, a $5 million contributor to Restore Our Future, the super-political action committee backing Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, and a $30,800 donor to the Republican National Committee, which also supports Romney, has found another table to...

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