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An MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter by Northrop Grumman on the flight line at Naval Base Ventura County Point Mugu, Calif. on Sept. 17, 2013.

Photograph by Chad Slattery/Northrop Grumman via AP Photo

An MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter by Northrop Grumman on the flight line at Naval Base Ventura County Point Mugu, Calif. on Sept. 17, 2013.

Northrop Grumman Led All Companies in Lobbying Last Year

In a year that saw Northrop Grumman Corp. fend off efforts to curb purchases of its Global Hawk Block 30 drones and fight defense spending cuts, the No. 5 U.S. contractor spent more money to lobby the government than any...

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A Lockheed Martin Corp. Fury unmanned aircraft system (UAS) hangs above the exhibition floor at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) unmanned systems conference in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 13, 2013.

Photograph by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

A Lockheed Martin Corp. Fury unmanned aircraft system (UAS) hangs above the exhibition floor at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) unmanned systems conference in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 13, 2013.

Companies Decrying Shutdown Backed Republicans Who Pushed It

The political action committees of Lockheed Martin Corp. and Raytheon Co. contributed to the campaigns of Tea Party-aligned House Republicans just before the partial government shutdown that ended this week. Lockheed, the largest U.S. contractor, was among the companies forced...

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Visitors pass an illuminated advertisement for the ZTE Corp. One smartphone at the company's booth at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, on Feb. 28, 2012.

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Visitors pass an illuminated advertisement for the ZTE Corp. One smartphone at the company's booth at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, on Feb. 28, 2012.

By the Numbers: $330,000

ZTE Corp., China’s second-largest phone-equipment maker, spent $330,000 to lobby Congress during the first six months of 2013, quadrupling the $80,000 it spent during the same period a year earlier. The boost came after the House Intelligence Committee issued a...

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President Barack Obama is introduced by American film producer and CEO of DreamWorks Animation Jeffrey Katzenberg at a Democratic National Committee fundraising event at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, in this 2009 file photo.

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President Barack Obama is introduced by American film producer and CEO of DreamWorks Animation Jeffrey Katzenberg at a Democratic National Committee fundraising event at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, in this 2009 file photo.

Obama, Katzenberg Dine: Who Paid?

A stop on the set of “The Tonight Show.” A lengthy interview with Jay Leno about Vladimir Putin’s slide into a “Cold War mentality,” Hillary Clinton’s “post administration glow” and President Barack Obama’s “romantic comedy” with John McCain, and then...

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A Chinese immigrant is fingerprinted during her "biometrics" appointment to receive a green card at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Queens office on May 30, 2013 in the Long Island City neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.

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A Chinese immigrant is fingerprinted during her "biometrics" appointment to receive a green card at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Queens office on May 30, 2013 in the Long Island City neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.

Crossroads GPS, $100,000 on Immigration: Bill Needs ‘Makeover’

Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies, the nonprofit founded with the help of Republican strategist Karl Rove, is spending $100,000 on print ads to get its points across while the Senate debates immigration legislation. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, former Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman, chairman of the...

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Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus at the National Press Club on March 18, 2013 in Washington.

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Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus at the National Press Club on March 18, 2013 in Washington.

RNC Suffers Super-PAC Envy

The Republican National Committee is jealous of super-political action committees. That bit of envy is tucked away on page 64 of the RNC’s 97-page “autopsy” of how to right itself after failing to win the White House and a Senate...

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People gather to watch election coverage in Times Square in New York, on Nov. 6, 2012.

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People gather to watch election coverage in Times Square in New York, on Nov. 6, 2012.

2012 Election Total: $6.3 Billion

The final price tag on the 2012 elections: $6.3 billion. That’s according to the Center for Responsive Politics, which intially pegged the cost at $6 billion. It’s still less than the $7 billion that Federal Election Commission Chairwoman Ellen Weintraub...

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