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The Yelp Inc. logo in a restaurant in New York City.

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The Yelp Inc. logo in a restaurant in New York City.

Yelp Adds Federal PAC To Lobbying Effort

Updated 12:45 p.m. Yelp Inc. has formed a federal political action committee, which will allow the San Francisco-based social networking and local-search company to make campaign contributions to preferred candidates for Congress. The PAC, called Yelp Inc. Political Action Committee,...

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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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Texas Governor Rick Perry on the sidelines of the Republican Party's State Party Convention in Anaheim, California, on October 4, 2013.

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Texas Governor Rick Perry on the sidelines of the Republican Party's State Party Convention in Anaheim, California, on October 4, 2013.

Perry PAC Airing D.C. Gridlock Ads

The political action committee promoting Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s economic agenda as he ponders a 2016 bid for the presidency is airing ads criticizing gridlock in Washington while promoting governors of Republican-led states. “Conservative governors are reforming taxes and regulations,...

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The Honorable U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-PA) speaks on stage with other female members of Congress during day one of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 4, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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The Honorable U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-PA) speaks on stage with other female members of Congress during day one of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 4, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Super-PAC to Aid Democratic Women Seeking Governorships

Democrats generally lead Republicans among female officeholders and voters. In Congress, Democratic women outnumber Republican women by 59 to 19 in the House and by 16 to four in the Senate. President Barack Obama beat Mitt Romney by 11 points among...

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Maryland politicians and community leaders held a rally in front of the Maryland State House to "fight secret spending in our democracy" by supporting the "DISCLOSE Act." The act would increase disclosure and transparency of campaign donations.

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Maryland politicians and community leaders held a rally in front of the Maryland State House to "fight secret spending in our democracy" by supporting the "DISCLOSE Act." The act would increase disclosure and transparency of campaign donations.

Inflation Plays in the Price of Politics

Coming out of the most expensive campaign in history, more boom-town news: Donors can now give more money to federal candidates and committees active in the 2014 elections. Individuals may give $2,600 to a federal candidate for a primary election...

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Michelle Patry, left, and Bobbie Fallahee pose for photos in front former Alaska governor Sara Palin's bus during a signing for Palin's book "Going Rogue: An American Life," in Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

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Michelle Patry, left, and Bobbie Fallahee pose for photos in front former Alaska governor Sara Palin's bus during a signing for Palin's book "Going Rogue: An American Life," in Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Sarah Palin: Looking Like $1.2 Million

Sarah Palin may be off Fox News, but she has a million bucks in the bank. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s political action committee finished 2012 with $1.2 million in the bank, newly released Federal Election Commission reports show. Palin’s...

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A display during the NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits on April 14, 2012 at America's Center in St. Louis, Missouri.

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A display during the NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits on April 14, 2012 at America's Center in St. Louis, Missouri.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $719,596

That’s how much the National Rifle Association’s political action committee and individuals employed by the association gave to federal candidates during the 2012 elections. Republicans received $634,146, or 88 percent, and Democrats got $85,450, or 12 percent, according to the...

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Actor Jonathan Goldsmith with the Skinny Water models at the Skinny Water At Maxin's Fillies & Stallions Party.

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Actor Jonathan Goldsmith with the Skinny Water models at the Skinny Water At Maxin's Fillies & Stallions Party.

World’s Most Interesting Fundraiser

The White House that brews its own beer, with the president delivering a case of it to a firehouse along the campaign trail, has found another front-man for the president’s pitch for the vote of the working-class man. Actor Jonathan...

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