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President Barack Obama, left, is introduced by Organizing for Action (OFA) field rep William Townsend, of Black Forest, Colo., before speaking at the event, on July 22, 2013 in Washington. OFA was formed for the president's 2012 re-election campaign with the express goal of backing his policy priorities.

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President Barack Obama, left, is introduced by Organizing for Action (OFA) field rep William Townsend, of Black Forest, Colo., before speaking at the event, on July 22, 2013 in Washington. OFA was formed for the president's 2012 re-election campaign with the express goal of backing his policy priorities.

Super-PACs Helping Super-PACs

Super-political action committees, the big-money entities that independently support or oppose political candidates, may accept donations in unlimited amounts from any source. Including other super-PACs. Priorities USA Action, the super-PAC that worked to re-elect President Barack Obama, sent $250,000 in...

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President Barack Obama delivers remarks from the wharf near the PortMiami tunnel project in Miami, Florida on March 29, 2013.

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President Barack Obama delivers remarks from the wharf near the PortMiami tunnel project in Miami, Florida on March 29, 2013.

Obama’s Post-Election Fundraising: Replenishing a Party

With a quartet of California fundraisers, President Barack Obama will test his ability to replenish his party’s campaign accounts without the threat of his defeat to motivate Democratic donors. Obama leaves Washington today for a Western trip that is four...

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A billboard on Interstate 94 east of downtown St. Paul, Minn. makes an appeal to soldiers and military veterans to support a proposed voter ID amendment on the ballot in Minnesota.

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A billboard on Interstate 94 east of downtown St. Paul, Minn. makes an appeal to soldiers and military veterans to support a proposed voter ID amendment on the ballot in Minnesota.

Citizens United Foes, Civil Rights Pros: Common Ground on Voter ID

Advocates trying to overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision or otherwise enact new limits on campaign spending are finding a common cause with civil rights groups fighting Republican efforts to enact voter-identification laws. They say the issues are related....

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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in Washington.

Photograph by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in Washington.

IRS: Nonprofit Regulation no Priority

Coming off an election season in which groups that keep their donors hidden spent more than $300 million on political activity, the Internal Revenue Service has left the question of nonprofit regulation off its initial Priority Guidance Plan. This is...

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A woman holds political literature during a Mitt Romney campaign event at Paramount Printing January 26, 2012 in Jacksonville, Florida.

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A woman holds political literature during a Mitt Romney campaign event at Paramount Printing January 26, 2012 in Jacksonville, Florida.

$6 Billion Election: $700 Mln Increase

Anyone seeing more TV ads or getting more campaign literature in the mail than ever isn’t imagining it. Spending on the 2012 presidential and congressional races will exceed $6 billion, according to an estimate released today by the Center for...

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Florida Governor Rick Scott greets Mitt Romney during a rally at Flagler College, in St. Augustine, Florida, on August 13, 2012.

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Florida Governor Rick Scott greets Mitt Romney during a rally at Flagler College, in St. Augustine, Florida, on August 13, 2012.

Medicare Fraud: Obama-Backing Super-PAC Ties Scott, Romney

Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who won election despite a business record including a company engaged in Medicare fraud, is not the most popular politician. The super-PAC backing President Barack Obama is counting on both that and the Medicare voucher plan...

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Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama following a presidential debate at the University of Denver in Colorado.

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Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama following a presidential debate at the University of Denver in Colorado.

Obama v Romney: $1 Billion Parity

$975.9 million. That’s how much money that President Barack Obama, the Democratic National Committee and the allied super-political action committee Priorities USA Action together have raised since the beginning of 2011 through Oct. 17. It’s the same sum raised by...

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Priorities’ Bill Burton says the ad, “Stage,” is back by popular demand.

Priorities’ Bill Burton says the ad, “Stage,” is back by popular demand.

`The Stage’ is Set in Ohio: Priorities

Priorities USA Action, the super-PAC backing President Barack Obama, has spent millions portraying the business career of Republican Mitt Romney as ruinous to the lives of people who worked for some of the companies that Romney’s Bain Capital took over....

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President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign event at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, on Oct. 19, 2012.

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President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign event at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, on Oct. 19, 2012.

Obama-Backing Super-PAC Outraises Romney-Backers with $15.2 Million

Updated at 5 pm EDT A super-political action committee backing President Barack Obama slightly outraised a super-PAC supporting Republican challenger Mitt Romney last month. Priorities USA Action, run by former Obama aides, will report $15.2 million in September contributions when...

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