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White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough

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White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough

McDonough: Obama Going Gray — Cantor Going Down

Obama Chief of Staff Denis McDonough called this his “charm offensive.” Republicans in the room may have found more offense than charm in his comedy routine at last night’s Radio and Television Correspondents’ Association Dinner at the Marquis Marriott. Noting...

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Demonstrator Margaret Flowers outside the Federal Communications Commission headquarters in Washington, D.C., on  May 14, 2014.

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Demonstrator Margaret Flowers outside the Federal Communications Commission headquarters in Washington, D.C., on May 14, 2014.

Obama: ‘Free, Open Internet’

As federal regulators today advanced on a 3-2 vote a plan to let Internet service providers led by AT&T and Comcast charge Web-based companies such as Google and Facebook for the use of faster lanes for their content, the White...

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U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) arrives at a news conference at the U.S. Capitol.

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U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) arrives at a news conference at the U.S. Capitol.

Companies Disclosing Once-Secret Donations — a Growth Political Industry

A total of 127 publicly traded companies have agreed to reveal their corporate political contributions, according to the Center for Political Accountability, a Washington-based advocacy group that has been pushing for disclosure. A decade ago, none did. The effort to require...

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An advertisement for the Time Warner Inc. film "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" in New York.

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An advertisement for the Time Warner Inc. film "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" in New York.

Harry Potter Alliance Frowns on Comcast-Time Warner Merger

Muggles at Comcast Corp., beware. The Harry Potter Alliance is among the forces arrayed against you. The alliance is among more than 50 groups listed as signers of a letter today opposing Comcast’s proposed purchase of Time Warner Cable Inc....

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An attendee visits the Northrop Grumman Corp. booth during the 28th National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in this file photo.

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An attendee visits the Northrop Grumman Corp. booth during the 28th National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in this file photo.

Companies Donate Early to Dueling Political Parties

With Democrats leading the Senate and Republicans controlling the House of Representatives, it’s a good time for companies to nurture bipartisan alliances by making early campaign contributions to both parties. Following are some of the companies that made donations through...

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Pfizer Inc.'s German headquarters in Berlin.

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Pfizer Inc.'s German headquarters in Berlin.

Pfizer, Aetna Help Both Parties Reload for Governors’ Races

Pfizer Inc. and Aetna Inc. were among the biggest donors to the Democratic Governors Association and the Republican Governors Association in the final weeks of 2012, as the political groups replenished their treasuries to prepare for 38 gubernatorial contests this...

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