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Representative Dave Camp, a Republican from Michigan and chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, left, during a hearing with Representative Sander Levin, a Democrat from Michigan, in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 29, 2013.

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Representative Dave Camp, a Republican from Michigan and chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, left, during a hearing with Representative Sander Levin, a Democrat from Michigan, in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 29, 2013.

Camp: Pause IRS Regs on NonProfits

The Republican chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee wants to press the pause button on Internal Revenue Service regulations that will shape how nonprofit groups can engage in politics. Rep. Dave Camp of Michigan proposed a bill that...

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Washington, DC Mayor Vincent Gray speaks to members of the media after a news conference with members of the D.C. Council 'to call on the Senate and the administration to free D.C.'s local budget during the federal government shutdown' at the Senate Swamp on Oct. 9, 2013.

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Washington, DC Mayor Vincent Gray speaks to members of the media after a news conference with members of the D.C. Council 'to call on the Senate and the administration to free D.C.'s local budget during the federal government shutdown' at the Senate Swamp on Oct. 9, 2013.

Vincent Gray to D.C.: ‘Bring It On’

A defiant Vincent Gray launched his reelection campaign for Washington mayor over the weekend. “We want to put the past where it belongs — in the past,” said Gray, 71, who has been dogged by legal woes and ethical challenges stemming...

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The Republican National Convention (RNC)

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Bloomberg By the Numbers: $343 Million

  The six major political party committees raised $343 million during the first 11 months of 2013, up from $326 million during the same period in 2009, according to the Campaign Finance Institute, a Washington-based research organization. While the Republican...

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The Russian rocket Sputnik III is presented in Brussels during an international show in this 1958 file photo.

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The Russian rocket Sputnik III is presented in Brussels during an international show in this 1958 file photo.

RNC Technologists Slowly Gaining Ground on Tech Gap

The technologists working to improve the database tools and field organizing for the Republican National Committee briefed reporters in Boston today on their progress in trying to get the party into the modern era of campaigns. President Barack Obama’s two...

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The Russell Senate Office Building in Washington.

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The Russell Senate Office Building in Washington.

Price of Admission to Congress (Cheap Seats) More than $1 Million

Want to be a member of Congress? First, raise more than $1 million. Or 10 times more to join the Senate. That’s the price of admission, as calculated by the watchdog group Maplight.org. The average House winner in 2012 raised $1.7 million, or $2,315...

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People celebrate the news that President Barack Obama has won re-election in New York.

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People celebrate the news that President Barack Obama has won re-election in New York.

Public Campaign Financing: Congressional as Well as Presidential

Following the first privately funded presidential election since the Watergate scandals that led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon, some House Democrats are trying to make public financing more attractive for those seeking the White House — and expand...

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