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President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign event at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, on Oct. 19, 2012.

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President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign event at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, on Oct. 19, 2012.

Obama-Backing Super-PAC Outraises Romney-Backers with $15.2 Million

Updated at 5 pm EDT A super-political action committee backing President Barack Obama slightly outraised a super-PAC supporting Republican challenger Mitt Romney last month. Priorities USA Action, run by former Obama aides, will report $15.2 million in September contributions when...

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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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An Exxon station in Columbus, Ohio.

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An Exxon station in Columbus, Ohio.

Exxon Mobil Aids Sure-Bet Incoming House Republican Freshmen

Exxon Mobil Corp. gave 94 percent of its federal political donations last month to Republican candidates, including many who are shoo-ins to join the new Congress that convenes in January. Republicans, who are favored to maintain control of the House...

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President Barack Obama greets troops after delivering remarks inside the 1st Aviation Support Battalion Hangar on Aur. 31, 2012 at Fort Bliss, Texas.

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President Barack Obama greets troops after delivering remarks inside the 1st Aviation Support Battalion Hangar on Aur. 31, 2012 at Fort Bliss, Texas.

Military: Obama Tops Romney Almost 2-1 in Campaign Donations

President Barack Obama is taking in almost twice as much in campaign contributions from U.S. military personnel as Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is collecting, despite Romney’s promises to boost defense spending and his campaign attacks over military cuts set...

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Mitt Romney with Policy Director Lanhee Chen on their campaign plane as it flies to Salt Lake City.

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Mitt Romney with Policy Director Lanhee Chen on their campaign plane as it flies to Salt Lake City.

Romney: Bonuses for Top Advisers

Republican Mitt Romney’s campaign for president is going so well that he paid his senior advisers bonuses at the end of August — well, the bonus part is indisputable. The campaign made payments totaling more than $200,000 to at least...

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Senator John McCain, a Republican from Arizona, right, salutes while Jeanine McDonnell, daughter of Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, center, and Christopher Devlin-Young, Gold Olympian alpine ski racer, exit the stage at the Republican National Convention in Tampa on Aug. 29, 2012.

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Senator John McCain, a Republican from Arizona, right, salutes while Jeanine McDonnell, daughter of Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, center, and Christopher Devlin-Young, Gold Olympian alpine ski racer, exit the stage at the Republican National Convention in Tampa on Aug. 29, 2012.

Democrats: Campaign Finance Reform — Remembering McCain

Although the Democrats defeated Senator John McCain in the contest for the White House four years ago, they still support the campaign finance law he co-authored — while his own Republican Party last week disavowed his signature legislation. The Democratic...

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Sheldon Adelson, Chairman and CEO of The Las Vegas Sands Corporation, in Macau.

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Sheldon Adelson, Chairman and CEO of The Las Vegas Sands Corporation, in Macau.

Adelson Suing for Alleged Libel — Democratic Target Won’t `Be Bullied’

Top Republican campaign donor Sheldon Adelson is suing the National Jewish Democratic Council, accusing it of libeling him by saying that he personally approved of prostitution at his Macau casinos. In a lawsuit filed today in federal court in New...

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Co-chairman of the Weinstein Company Harvey Weinstein.

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Co-chairman of the Weinstein Company Harvey Weinstein.

Sex, Lies and Videotape and $35,800

Harvey Weinstein produced “Pulp Fiction.” “Sex, lies and videotape” and “The Artist.” Now the co-founder of Miramax is producing a $35,800-per-plate fundraising dinner for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign. The fundraiser tonight at Weinstein’s waterfront home in Westport, Connecticut —...

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