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Senator Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon, listens to testimony during a Senate Finance Committee hearing in Washington, D.C.

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Senator Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon, listens to testimony during a Senate Finance Committee hearing in Washington, D.C.

Wyden Helps Senate Democrats Win May Fundraising

Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon, who leads the tax-writing Finance Committee, helped the political arm of the Senate Democrats top its partisan counterpart in fundraising last month. Wyden sent $300,000 in campaign funds in May to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign...

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Bill Gates, co-chair and trustee of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and a Berkshire Hathaway Inc. director, tosses a newspaper as he tours the exhibition floor prior to the Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, on May 3, 2014.

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Bill Gates, co-chair and trustee of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and a Berkshire Hathaway Inc. director, tosses a newspaper as he tours the exhibition floor prior to the Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, on May 3, 2014.

Gates, Koch Help Fund Senate Committees, DSCC Buys a Home

Two of the world’s six richest people made large campaign contributions last month to the two partisan organizations overseeing political strategy in this year’s Senate elections. You’ll recognize the names. Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder and the world’s richest person, sent...

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Senate Banking and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on National Security and International Trade and Finance member Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS) during a hearing on virtual currency on Nov. 19, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Senate Banking and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on National Security and International Trade and Finance member Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS) during a hearing on virtual currency on Nov. 19, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Charles Koch, ‘The Kansan,’ Praised on Senate Floor Where Reid Roasts Him

Charles Koch, the billionaire businessman under attack by Democrats for pro-Republican activity he’s undertaking with his brother David, got an assist on the Senate floor today from a fellow Kansan. Republican Sen. Jerry Moran came to the floor to praise...

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Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) gives a tour of the U.S. Captiol to a group of constituents from Clear Lake, Iowa, in Statuary Hall on Oct. 4, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) gives a tour of the U.S. Captiol to a group of constituents from Clear Lake, Iowa, in Statuary Hall on Oct. 4, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Braley v Grassley: Trial Lawyer’s `Farmer’ Slap Starts Iowa Brushfire, Prompts Apology

Updated at 4:15 pm EDT After decades of consolidation in the agriculture industry, there aren’t nearly as many Iowa farmers as there once were. Still, virtually everyone in the state has family or professional ties to farmers and the rural...

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Senator Al Franken, a Democrat from Minnesota, waits to start a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington, D.C.

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Senator Al Franken, a Democrat from Minnesota, waits to start a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington, D.C.

Anti-Franken Super-PAC Emerges

A super-political action committee has organized to oppose Democratic Sen. Al Franken’s re-election in Minnesota, a state Republicans are seeking to put in play amid an expanding field of competitive Senate elections. “The Heartland Campaign Fund has been formed to...

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President Obama during a news conference in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 20, 2013.

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President Obama during a news conference in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 20, 2013.

Obama, Other Democrats Help Party Win November Senate Fundraising

President Barack Obama and five Democratic senators helped the party’s Senate campaign arm top its Republican counterpart in fundraising last month. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee raised $5.2 million in November and $48.7 million in the first 11 months of...

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The U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

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The U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $278.4 Million

That’s how much the six major national political party committees — three Democratic and three Republican — raised in campaign funds this year through September. The three Democratic committees combined raised $144 million compared with $134.4 million for the three...

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