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Offices of Sen. Scott Brown in Washington, DC in this 2011 file photo.

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Offices of Sen. Scott Brown in Washington, DC in this 2011 file photo.

Scott Brown Mining Granite in Search of ‘People’s Seat’

Massachusetts’s one-time (and one third of a term) U.S. Sen. Scott Brown has registered his People’s Seat political action committee in New Hampshire, unleashing another round of speculation that he plans to challenge Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen in 2014. Filing...

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The Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.

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The Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $123,200

That’s the maximum amount an individual can give to federal candidates, parties and political committees in the 2013-14 election cycle. That aggregate biennial limit is being challenged before the Supreme Court, which will hear oral arguments tomorrow in McCutcheon v...

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The Republican National Committee Election Night party at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC.

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The Republican National Committee Election Night party at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC.

RNC Beat DNC in August Fundraising

The Republican National Committee extended its advantage in fundraising over the Democratic National Committee last month, according to filings the two national party groups made Sept. 20 with the Federal Election Commission. The RNC raised $6.8 million in August and...

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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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Jeffrey Katzenberg, the co-founder of Dreamworks SKG, during an  International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

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Jeffrey Katzenberg, the co-founder of Dreamworks SKG, during an International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Unions, Katzenberg Help Senate Democratic Super-PAC Raise $3 Mln

The super-political action committee working to defend the Democratic Senate majority raised more than $3 million this year from donors including labor unions and business executives. Senate Majority PAC raised $3.04 million from Jan. 1 to July 15 and had...

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Stacks of U.S. $100 bills in New York.

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Stacks of U.S. $100 bills in New York.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $193 Mln

That’s how much the six major national party committees raised in the first six months of 2013, according to Federal Election Commission reports. The three Democratic groups — the Democratic National Committee, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and the Democratic...

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Stephen Schwarzman, chairman and chief executive officer of Blackstone Group LP.

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Stephen Schwarzman, chairman and chief executive officer of Blackstone Group LP.

Blackstone’s Schwarzman Aids South Dakota’s Thune

Sen. John Thune of South Dakota, third-ranking Republican in the chamber, raised $478,000 for his political action committee this year from donors including Blackstone Group LP Chief Executive Officer Stephen Schwarzman. Schwarzman, a billionaire who leads the world’s biggest private...

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A Facebook "Like" button inside Facebook Inc.'s new data storage center in Lulea, Sweden, on June 12, 2013.

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A Facebook "Like" button inside Facebook Inc.'s new data storage center in Lulea, Sweden, on June 12, 2013.

Facebook: Friending Both Parties

Like many big companies with business before a divided Congress, Facebook Inc. sends political donations to both Democrats and Republicans, focusing on the party leaders and members of key committees who shape the policy agenda. Of the $105,000 that Facebook’s...

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