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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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Americans for Prosperity Group activists attend a rally in Manhattan on Sept. 20, 2012 in New York City.

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Americans for Prosperity Group activists attend a rally in Manhattan on Sept. 20, 2012 in New York City.

Anti-Obama Nonprofit Calls Out Pro-Obama Nonprofit: ‘Hypocrisy’

President Barack Obama has made it clear that he despises the tax-exempt nonprofit groups that play in politics. Yet now his own campaign is becoming one of them. The nonprofit Americans for Prosperity — a frequent target of Obama’s criticism...

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Mitt Romney, as the Republican presidential candidate, arrives on stage at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. Photograph by Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Mitt Romney, as the Republican presidential candidate, arrives on stage at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. Photograph by Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Romney Remarks: `The Dumb Party’

Mitt Romney’s campaign already had suffered from the publication of some words offered in private to supporters — telling fundraisers during his run for president that 47 percent of Americans pay no taxes, are victims of government dependency and politically...

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Mitt Romney meets with businessman Edward Czuker at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey on Oct. 18, 2012.

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Mitt Romney meets with businessman Edward Czuker at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey on Oct. 18, 2012.

Romney Runway Donor Maintenance

In the delicate art of convincing big-dollar donors that they are, in fact, being listened to, Republican Mitt Romney has one advantage over President Barack Obama: The tarmac tete-a-tete. Whether he’s boarding or deplaning, Romney tends to find a few...

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A donor fills out a contribution form while Mitt Romney speaks at a campaign fundraising event in Atlanta, on Sept. 19, 2012.

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A donor fills out a contribution form while Mitt Romney speaks at a campaign fundraising event in Atlanta, on Sept. 19, 2012.

Romney Woos Donors With Spirited Defense of Controversial Comments

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney offered a spirited defense today of his secretly videotaped remarks, continuing an effort by his allies to transform the campaign distraction into a broader debate about the role of government. “The question in this campaign...

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West Virginia delegate Brian Long takes a cell phone picture of a photo of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan during the RNC.

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West Virginia delegate Brian Long takes a cell phone picture of a photo of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan during the RNC.

Republican Big Wallets Will Watch Convention From Exclusive Club

Updated: 10:07 p.m. Mitt Romney’s top campaign financiers — about 1,500 of them — have their own posh perch in the Tampa Bay Times Forum from which to watch the Republican National Convention speeches this week. The two-level Channelside Club...

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Newark Mayor Cory Booker leaps from a mobile billboard during part of the FixGunChecks.org truck tour stop.

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Newark Mayor Cory Booker leaps from a mobile billboard during part of the FixGunChecks.org truck tour stop.

Gun-Control Group Files FEC Report Listing Donors

Donors funding many of the current political ads that boost or attack candidates are being kept under wraps. But a group sponsoring a new ad campaign calling for gun-control plans from President Obama and Mitt Romney has opted for disclosure....

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The Internal Revenue Service headquarters in Washington.

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The Internal Revenue Service headquarters in Washington.

Anonymous Donations Can Remain Secret Despite IRS Requirement to Disclose

The handwringing over disclosure of who is giving money to 501(c)(4)’s in the run-up to the 2012 presidential election has increased, as donors seeking anonymity try to bring a cone of silence down around their contributions. Social welfare organizations that...

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