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Participants in the Occupy Wall Street protest, masked as President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney, take part in a rally to mark the one year anniversary of the movement in New York, Sept. 17, 2012.

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Participants in the Occupy Wall Street protest, masked as President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney, take part in a rally to mark the one year anniversary of the movement in New York, Sept. 17, 2012.

Romney’s Wall Street Romp — Obama’s Courthouse Stomp

Wall Street outdid the legal profession in raising money for Republican Mitt Romney, making him the first major-party presidential nominee in at least two decades who didn’t rely on lawyers as his biggest source of funding. The BGOV Barometer shows...

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A collage of campaign buttons hangs on the wall while volunteers call potential voters to re-elect President Barack Obama at the campaign's Field Office in Chicago.

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A collage of campaign buttons hangs on the wall while volunteers call potential voters to re-elect President Barack Obama at the campaign's Field Office in Chicago.

Obama’s Favorite 389,821 Voters

When all the votes from the Nov. 6 presidential election are counted — they’re still tallying ballots in California and New York — President Barack Obama will have beaten Republican challenger Mitt Romney by close to 5 million votes. Yet...

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Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama following a presidential debate at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado, on Oct. 3, 2012.

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Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama following a presidential debate at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado, on Oct. 3, 2012.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $2.23 Bln

That’s how much President Barack Obama, Republican Mitt Romney and five groups active in the presidential election raised from Jan. 1, 2011 through Nov. 26, 2012. Obama and two Democratic groups together raised $1.10 billion, compared with $1.13 billion raised...

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New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, left, greets Bob McNair owner of the Houston Texans before a football in this file photo.

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New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, left, greets Bob McNair owner of the Houston Texans before a football in this file photo.

Republican McNair’s Texans Face Democrat Kraft’s Patriots

There’s a big National Football League showdown tonight between the 11-1 Houston Texans and the 9-3 New England Patriots, two division-leading teams run by active political donors. Texans owner Robert McNair gave $2 million this year to a super-political action committee, Restore...

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Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush on the final day of the Republican National Convention (RNC).

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Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush on the final day of the Republican National Convention (RNC).

Jeb Bush: `Here’ for Education

Updated at 1:15 pm EST Jeb Bush is in town. The former Florida governor, brother of one former president and son of another, is encamped in Washington — in a hotel just a few blocks from the White House, as...

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Jim Messina, center, campaign manager for the re-election of President Barack Obama, talks with reporters during a tour of the re-election headquarters in Chicago.

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Jim Messina, center, campaign manager for the re-election of President Barack Obama, talks with reporters during a tour of the re-election headquarters in Chicago.

Messina: Romney’s Chrysler Ad One of Campaign’s Biggest Missteps

President Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign manager, Jim Messina, said one of the campaign’s biggest missteps by Republican Mitt Romney’s campaign was a controversial ad suggesting that Chrysler Group LLC is moving Jeep productions to China. “They were spending the last...

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Sen. Kay Hagan during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Sen. Kay Hagan during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 20

That’s the number of Democratic senators whose terms expire at the end of 2014. Seven of those 20 Democrats represent states that voted for Republican Mitt Romney over President Barack Obama in the Nov. 6 election. The seven are Mark...

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Mitt Romney, as the Republican presidential candidate, arrives on stage at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. Photograph by Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Mitt Romney, as the Republican presidential candidate, arrives on stage at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. Photograph by Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Romney Remarks: `The Dumb Party’

Mitt Romney’s campaign already had suffered from the publication of some words offered in private to supporters — telling fundraisers during his run for president that 47 percent of Americans pay no taxes, are victims of government dependency and politically...

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