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Sen. Chuck Schumer 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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Sen. Chuck Schumer 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.

Super-PAC Defenders Lose Debate — With Billionaires Behind the Curtains

Super-political action committees sound patriotic, as defined by David Keating, president of the Center for Competitive Politics: “It’s Americans getting together and pooling their money to talk to other Americans.” Trevor Potter, president of the Campaign Legal Center, takes a...

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The Obama for America campaign field office in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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The Obama for America campaign field office in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Obama’s `Bounce:’ TV Springboard

While Republicans and Democrats were holding their national political conventions, President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign and the super-political action committee supporting him dominated the airwaves, running twice as many spots as Republican nominee Mitt Romney and his Republican allies, according...

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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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Senator John McCain, a Republican from Arizona, right, salutes while Jeanine McDonnell, daughter of Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, center, and Christopher Devlin-Young, Gold Olympian alpine ski racer, exit the stage at the Republican National Convention in Tampa on Aug. 29, 2012.

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Senator John McCain, a Republican from Arizona, right, salutes while Jeanine McDonnell, daughter of Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, center, and Christopher Devlin-Young, Gold Olympian alpine ski racer, exit the stage at the Republican National Convention in Tampa on Aug. 29, 2012.

Democrats: Campaign Finance Reform — Remembering McCain

Although the Democrats defeated Senator John McCain in the contest for the White House four years ago, they still support the campaign finance law he co-authored — while his own Republican Party last week disavowed his signature legislation. The Democratic...

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Sharon Winesberry, left, and Gus Mansour, delegates from Washington state, on the floor at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte.

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Sharon Winesberry, left, and Gus Mansour, delegates from Washington state, on the floor at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte.

Pro-Obama Super-PAC raised $10 million in August

The main super-PAC aiding President Barack Obama — Priorities USA Action – raised $10 million last month, its biggest haul in the 2012 election cycle. The figure comes from a person familiar with the committee’s fundraising who wasn’t authorized to speak publicly...

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Karl Rove, former Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff to former President George W. Bush, right, with Sen. Orrin Hatch on the floor of the Republican National Convention.

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Karl Rove, former Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff to former President George W. Bush, right, with Sen. Orrin Hatch on the floor of the Republican National Convention.

Karl Rove’s Plan for Beating Obama

Karl Rove steered George W. Bush to two presidential election victories. Now Rove, the brain behind a super-PAC called American Crossroads, is trying to do the same for Mitt Romney — and Rove spelled out his strategy for unseating President...

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Protesters march through downtown Tampa.

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Protesters march through downtown Tampa.

Obama-Backing Super-PAC Launches $30 Mln Anti-Romney Ad Campaign

Updated at 10 am EDT Priorities USA Action, the super-PAC supporting President Barack Obama’s re-election,  is launching a $30 million anti-Mitt Romney offensive today. It kicks off with a new advertisement timed to the first day of the Republican National...

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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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