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Delegates at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte.

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Delegates at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte.

Emanuel Freed to Fundraise for Super-PACs: $3 Million Already

Rahm Emanuel has always been a fundraising machine, but as a co-chairman of the President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, he was prevented from raising the kind of big checks that Republican Karl Rove is collecting. So he resigned. Now, the...

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Supporters at a campaign event with President Barack Obama at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, on Aug. 21, 2012.

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Supporters at a campaign event with President Barack Obama at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, on Aug. 21, 2012.

Romney’s ‘Re-Do:’ Obama-Rated `N’

President Barack Obama’s campaign doesn’t want to cede the spotlight this week, yet with Tropical Storm Isaac scuttling plans at the Republican National Convention in Tampa and elsewhere, Democrats have scurried to determine how best to get out their economic...

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President Barack Obama during the daily press briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House on August 20, 2012.

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President Barack Obama during the daily press briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House on August 20, 2012.

Obama: Campaign in `Bounds’

President Barack Obama says his campaign has not gone “out of bounds” in criticizing Republican challenger Mitt Romney, though he can’t say the same for the super-PAC backing him. Asked about a Web video that the Obama-backing Priorities USA Action...

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New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

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New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

Tax-Exempt Political Groups Probed by NY Attorney General

Tax-exempt nonprofit groups account for some of the biggest, yet most mysterious, spending in the presidential election. And now they’ve attracted the attention of New York’s attorney general. Eric Schneiderman, a Democrat, has asked two dozen nonprofits to explain how...

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An abandoned building from the bankrupt GST Steel Company in Kansas City, Missouri.

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An abandoned building from the bankrupt GST Steel Company in Kansas City, Missouri.

Romney Doesn’t Care: Obama-Backing super-PAC’s Ad Appeal

The super-PAC backing President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign has focused attacks on the impact that Republican Mitt Romney’s work in private equity had on some of the businesses it took over. While Romney speaks of an overall gain in employment...

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George Soros, founder of Soros Fund Management LLC.

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George Soros, founder of Soros Fund Management LLC.

Billionaire Democrats? They Do Exist

Wealthy donors whose net worth begins with a “B” and whose politics are “D” have emerged. A trio of billionaires contributed more than $3 million in June to a super-PAC supporting President Barack Obama. Their checks accounted for half of...

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Crossing the London Bridge as the Olympic Rings hang from Tower Bridge.

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Crossing the London Bridge as the Olympic Rings hang from Tower Bridge.

Romney Goes `For the Gold’ – Democratic Olympic Commentary

 Reporting from London: (with an update at 10:55 am EDT) Mitt Romney arrived in London this morning for a trip which aides hope will remind voters of his work rescuing the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics from financial disaster. Allies...

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Actor Morgan Freeman at the 'The Dark Knight Rises' world premiere in New York City.

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Actor Morgan Freeman at the 'The Dark Knight Rises' world premiere in New York City.

Morgan Freeman’s $1 Million: Obama

When Priorities USA Action, the super-PAC backing President Barack Obama, reports its $6 million monthly haul to the Federal Election Commission, one of the donors listed will be the actor Morgan Freeman. He gave $1 million. “President Obama has done...

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