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McCutcheon: `Exercising Freedom of Speech is a Good Thing’

Shaun McCutcheon, the winner in a Supreme Court campaign-finance case last week, sees the court’s decision striking down aggregate contribution limits as vindication of a person’s “right to support as many candidates, committees and PACs you choose.” “It’s a political...

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Sen. Michael Enzi, R-Wyo., office in the Russell Senate Office Building in this June 12, 2008 file photo.

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Sen. Michael Enzi, R-Wyo., office in the Russell Senate Office Building in this June 12, 2008 file photo.

Wyoming: Enzi Donations Spike After Cheney Announces

Liz Cheney may be helping Mike Enzi. Republican Sen. Enzi of Wyoming saw an influx of donations from colleagues and company political action committees after Cheney announced she would challenge him for renomination. Enzi, seeking a fourth six-year term, received...

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Campaign Finance Reformers Cheer Court for What It Doesn’t Do

Advocates of stronger campaign finance regulations haven’t had much to cheer about when it comes to the U.S. Supreme Court. The Republican-appointed majority voted, 5-4,  to overturn decades worth of legislation and precedents in its Citizens United decision in 2010, and then...

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A supporter wears a Sarah Palin T-Shirt as Gov. Mitt Romney campaigns in Pueblo, Colo., on Sept. 24, 2012.

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A supporter wears a Sarah Palin T-Shirt as Gov. Mitt Romney campaigns in Pueblo, Colo., on Sept. 24, 2012.

Palin’s PAC Donates to Romney and Republican Freshmen

Sarah Palin has backed up her support for Mitt Romney with a donation from her political action committee. Sarah PAC, the political organization of the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, sent $5,000 to Romney’s campaign on Oct. 17, according to...

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Move to Amend holds a rally at the Supreme Court to "Occupy the Courts" and mark the second anniversary of the Citizens United v. FEC Supreme Court.

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Move to Amend holds a rally at the Supreme Court to "Occupy the Courts" and mark the second anniversary of the Citizens United v. FEC Supreme Court.

New Campaign to Get SEC to Require Corporate Disclosure

A new campaign is beginning in Washington targeting the Securities and Exchange Commission over campaign finance. Yes, that’s the SEC — not the FEC (the Federal Election Commission). The SEC has been asked to require publicly traded companies to disclose their contributions...

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Jamie Dimon, chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co., at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington on June 19, 2012.

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Jamie Dimon, chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co., at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington on June 19, 2012.

Dimon Before Congress Is Campaign Donor Meeting Beneficiaries

JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon is familiar enough with the ways of Washington, D.C., that he’s made campaign donations to dozens of members of Congress — including some questioning him in committee hearings today and last week. Spencer Bachus, the...

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President Barack Obama on the wall of an artist's studio in Pawlet, Vermont.

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President Barack Obama on the wall of an artist's studio in Pawlet, Vermont.

Vermont: Land of Cheese and Presidential Dough

There aren’t many Vermonters, but they do give generously to presidential candidates. Vermont, which President Barack Obama is visiting today on a fundraising trip, is one of just five states where contributions have averaged more than $1 per resident. Bloomberg...

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A Mitt Romney supporter at a campaign stop on March 17, 2012 in Town and Country, Missouri.

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A Mitt Romney supporter at a campaign stop on March 17, 2012 in Town and Country, Missouri.

Amid The Millions, Some Not-So-Super Contributions

Seven-figure contributions by millionaires and billionaires have defined the super-PACs involved in the presidential race. Federal Election Commission reports out yesterday show a smattering of another, less-super, kind of donor. A non-profit employee in Lynnwood, Washington, for example, chipped in $10 on Feb....

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