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will.i.am performs at the American Giving Awards in Los Angeles.

hotograph by Mark Davis/Getty Images for American Giving Awards

will.i.am performs at the American Giving Awards in Los Angeles.

Making Sweet Music Together

Burt Bacharach and will.I.am of the Black Eyed Peas both make music, though that’s about the only thing they have in common. Until now. Both men are among the donors to the joint fundraising committee supporting President Barack Obama’s re-election...

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Two men with their marriage license after their wedding ceremony at the Manhattan City Clerk's office in New York.

Photograph by Jin Lee/Bloomberg

Two men with their marriage license after their wedding ceremony at the Manhattan City Clerk's office in New York.

Obama Endorsement of Gay Marriage Prompted Campaign Cash Wave

Money poured into President Barack Obama’s campaign coffers as he announced his support for gay marriage, making May 9 one of the top fundraising days of his re-election effort. New Federal Election Commission reports show his campaign collected $1.8 million, more...

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This video frame grab provided by the Mitt Romney presidential campaign shows a scene from an ad entitled: "Believe in America" running in New Hampshire.

Photograph by Romney Presidential Campaign via AP Images

This video frame grab provided by the Mitt Romney presidential campaign shows a scene from an ad entitled: "Believe in America" running in New Hampshire.

Obama’s FEC Stance Doesn’t Sit Well with Good-Government Groups

Faced with a dysfunctional Federal Election Commission, a trove of good-government and watchdog groups petitioned the White House to do something about it. After all, President Obama could nominate replacements for the five commissioners serving under expired terms, even putting...

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President Barack Obama checks his BlackBerry in this file photo.

Photograph by Jae C. Hong/AP Photo

President Barack Obama checks his BlackBerry in this file photo.

Texting: The New Way for Campaigns to Draw Contributions

Get ready to start texting campaign contributions to President Obama and his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney. In a rare show of bipartisanship, the six-member Federal Election Commission has unanimously approved an advisory opinion that will, for the first time, allow...

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President Barack Obama at Sempra U.S. Gas & Power’s Copper Mountain Solar complex in Boulder City, Nevada.

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President Barack Obama at Sempra U.S. Gas & Power’s Copper Mountain Solar complex in Boulder City, Nevada.

FEC Deadlocks on Disclosure for Ads Targeting ‘White House’

Campaign reformers claimed a major victory when federal courts ruled this spring in a case spearheaded by Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) that shadowy groups sponsoring political ads known as “electioneering communications” had to disclose their donors. Since then, however,...

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President Barack Obama after speaking at the University of Iowa.

Photograph by Stephen Crowley/The New York Times via Redux

President Barack Obama after speaking at the University of Iowa.

Obama Campaign Fights Bid to Keep Political Ad Donors Secret

Many political groups spending millions of dollars on candidate-centered television ads in this year’s campaign want to keep their donors secret. But they face a dilemma due to recent court rulings that require disclosure of those funding “electioneering communications.” Campaign...

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A customer looks at a life-size photographic  Cutout of Vice President-elect Joe Biden at Political Americana's inaugural store near the White House on Dec. 12, 2008.

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A customer looks at a life-size photographic Cutout of Vice President-elect Joe Biden at Political Americana's inaugural store near the White House on Dec. 12, 2008.

Biden Presidential Campaign Agrees to Pay $50,000 FEC Fine

The Federal Election Commission has fined Vice President Joe Biden’s 2008 presidential campaign $50,000 for failing to keep track of $1.1 million of excess contributions to his White House run. Under federal election law, a committee can use contributions in...

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