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Wrestlers during the Ceremonial Sumo Tournament at the Yasukuni Shrine on April 4, 2014 in Tokyo.

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Wrestlers during the Ceremonial Sumo Tournament at the Yasukuni Shrine on April 4, 2014 in Tokyo.

Norquist: ‘Sumo Wrestlers’ Will Fight to Draw — None Leave Ring Before ’16

Anti-tax activist Grover Norquist says the millions of dollars that will be spent on the 2014 congressional elections won’t any alleviate any of the gridlock in Washington. Speaking at a daylong conference in Washington on finding common ground between liberals...

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McCutcheon: `Exercising Freedom of Speech is a Good Thing’

Shaun McCutcheon, the winner in a Supreme Court campaign-finance case last week, sees the court’s decision striking down aggregate contribution limits as vindication of a person’s “right to support as many candidates, committees and PACs you choose.” “It’s a political...

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U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) arrives at a news conference to announce new legislation 'to blunt the worst effects' of the Supreme Court's Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision.

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U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) arrives at a news conference to announce new legislation 'to blunt the worst effects' of the Supreme Court's Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision.

Citizens United Four Years Later, `Free Speech’ or `Legalized Bribery’

For all the fear of unfettered spending in politics unleashed by the landmark Citizens United ruling of the Supreme Court four years ago today, some say, the world hasn’t changed. Newt Gingrich is not president, for all the money Sheldon...

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Thomas "Tom" Wheeler, managing director of Core Capital Partners LP and President Barack Obama's nominee as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), right, laughs as Obama makes the announcement in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on May 1, 2013.

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Thomas "Tom" Wheeler, managing director of Core Capital Partners LP and President Barack Obama's nominee as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), right, laughs as Obama makes the announcement in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on May 1, 2013.

As Obama Bundler, Wheeler Follows in Genachowski’s Footsteps

In President Barack Obama’s administration, being a prolific fundraiser seems to be among the critieria to chair the Federal Communications Commission. For the second time, Obama reached into his list of campaign bundlers and chose one of the most prolific,...

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President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama had their first dance at an appearance at the Neighborhood Ball, the first of many of the evening, at the Convention Center in Washington on Jan 20, 2009.

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President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama had their first dance at an appearance at the Neighborhood Ball, the first of many of the evening, at the Convention Center in Washington on Jan 20, 2009.

‘Lobbyist Nirvana:’ Inaugural Festivities — Despite Obama’s Ban

President Barack Obama’s decision to reject contributions to his inaugural committee from registered lobbyists isn’t keep them away from the hoopla surrounding the start of his second term. Lobbyists are helping to fund the state societies’ inaugural bashes and inviting...

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in Washington.

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in Washington.

Political Disclosure on SEC Agenda

A coalition of groups pressing for disclosure of corporate political contributions said today that it is heartened by the Securities and Exchange Commission’s decision to include plans for a proposed rule on its agenda. “We congratulate the SEC for listening...

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