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Anna Wintour at the Giorgio Armani Autumn/Winter 2012/2013 fashion in Milan.

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Anna Wintour at the Giorgio Armani Autumn/Winter 2012/2013 fashion in Milan.

Vogue Editor Helps Clinton’s Debt, Obama’s Bid for Re-Election

Thank you note to Anna Wintour, and others: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who lost the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination to Barack Obama, is down to her last $100,000 in campaign debt, new Federal Election Commission reports show. The debt...

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Sen. John McCain

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Sen. John McCain

McCain: ‘Mark my Words’ — Campaign Finance ‘Scandal Not Far’

For years, John McCain’s name was synonymous with campaign finance reform. Bruised by his exposure to a scandal in his early years as a senator involving Arizona businessman Charles Keating, a generous campaign contributor who sought help with federal banking...

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A Mitt Romney supporter in Salem, Virginia.

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A Mitt Romney supporter in Salem, Virginia.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $9.4 M

That’s how much Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has collected from employees of the investment and securities industry and their family members, according to the latest figures from the Center for Responsive Politics, a Washington-based research group that tracks political...

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Steam and smoke from a coal-fired power plant.

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Steam and smoke from a coal-fired power plant.

Energy Planning: Ohio’s Brown Targeted by Anonymous Donors

A nonprofit organization that supports free markets and curbing regulation is airing television ads in Ohio attacking Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown on energy policy. American Commitment, which formed in April, is spending about $1.2 million on two ads that began...

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Protesters planned to 'occupy' the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as courthouses across the country, in a show of protest against the two-year anniversary of the controversial Citizens United ruling.

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Protesters planned to 'occupy' the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as courthouses across the country, in a show of protest against the two-year anniversary of the controversial Citizens United ruling.

Corporations: Hands-Off Candidates

While the Supreme Court has opened a floodgate of contributions to committees promoting or opposing candidates, a federal appeals court says the prohibition against corporations contributing directly to candidates remains: As Bloomberg’s Tom Schoenberg reports, a three-judge appeals panel in Richmond,...

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President Barack Obama during a campaign event at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in California, on June 6, 2012.

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President Barack Obama during a campaign event at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in California, on June 6, 2012.

Obama Still Running on Change

President Barack Obama hopes he still can run as an agent of change. The catchwords of the election campaign which made the junior senator from Illinois the first African-American president in a nation that still was struggling over civil rights...

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A painting of Newt Gingrich at a rally on March 6, 2012 in Atlanta.

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A painting of Newt Gingrich at a rally on March 6, 2012 in Atlanta.

Super-PAC Beneficiary Gingrich Laments Super-PAC Influence

Newt Gingrich, whose quest for the Republican presidential nomination was kept on life support for months by a super-PAC, said in a television interview today that super-PACs are bad for politics. The onslaught from Mitt Romney and Barack Obama, their...

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Mitt Romney with reporters on the campaign charter flight between New York and Washington, on May 23, 2012.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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Mitt Romney with reporters on the campaign charter flight between New York and Washington, on May 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Romney’s Eight-Stop Fundraising Swing Latest in Off-Limits Events

What did Mitt Romney tell the 500 donors who attended a May 20 cocktail reception at the waterfront Greenwich home of venture capitalist L. Scott Frantz? And what message was Barack Obama pushing to 150 generous supporters dining May 10...

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Rick Santorum raffle money won and donated to his campaign by a roatarian in Manchester New Hampshire on Jan. 5, 2012.

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Rick Santorum raffle money won and donated to his campaign by a roatarian in Manchester New Hampshire on Jan. 5, 2012.

Santorum: Can You Spare $10?

Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum, who abandoned his bid for the Republican presidential nomination in April, is still in debt and is asking supporters to help him pay off his bills. He’s asking for $10. “We ran our campaign on...

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