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House Energy and Commerce Committee member Rep. Bill Cassidy, left, greets Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, right, before a hearing about the impact of the health care reform act on states on March 1, 2011 in Washington, DC.

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House Energy and Commerce Committee member Rep. Bill Cassidy, left, greets Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, right, before a hearing about the impact of the health care reform act on states on March 1, 2011 in Washington, DC.

Why Candidates for Congress Are Announcing Campaigns This Week

There’s been a spurt of 2014 candidacy announcements for Congress this week. Rep. Bill Cassidy, a Louisiana Republican, said today that he’ll challenge Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu. Tony Strickland, a former California Republican legislator, and Pete Aguilar, a California Democrat...

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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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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building in Washington.

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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building in Washington.

What You See is What You Get, IRS Says

Tax exempt attorneys looking for new answers to big questions about how their clients should handle political involvement in the run-up to the November election did not get them at this weekend’s American Bar Association Tax Section meeting in Boston....

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Drought stricken corn on the McIntosh farm in Missouri Valley, Iowa, on August 13, 2012.

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Drought stricken corn on the McIntosh farm in Missouri Valley, Iowa, on August 13, 2012.

At State Fair, Iowans Wish Candidates Had Stayed in Washington

Struck by the worst drought in more than a half-century and the focus of swing-state campaigning, Iowa is getting plenty of attention from politicians. President Barack Obama concludes a three-day trip in the state tomorrow. Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, the newly-named Republican vice-presidential candidate,...

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