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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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Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, arrives to the U.S. Capitol to vote on the nomination of Janet Yellen as chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6, 2014.

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Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, arrives to the U.S. Capitol to vote on the nomination of Janet Yellen as chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6, 2014.

Draft Cruz for President: Super-PAC

Backers of  a Ted Cruz presidential campaign now include a super-political action committee. Draft Ted Cruz for President, which has filed organizing paperwork with the Federal Election Commission, may accept donations in unlimited amounts to promote the  Republican senator from...

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U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) takes the stage during the final day of the Democratic National Convention on Sept. 6, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) takes the stage during the final day of the Democratic National Convention on Sept. 6, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Hagan Gets Super-PAC Help in N.C.

Sen. Kay Hagan, a North Carolina Democrat facing a difficult re-election campaign in November, is getting outside help from a super-political action committee that can accept contributions in unlimited amounts. Wolfheel PAC is exclusively “focused on making sure that Kay...

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The Bitcoin Wallet smartphone app.

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The Bitcoin Wallet smartphone app.

Contribute a Bitcoin: Virtual Currency Experiments in Campaign Finance

Bitcoin enthusiasts are developing their influence in Washington, as Bloomberg News reported today, and naturally that means starting some super-PACs. The virtual currency is decentralized, automated and limited — qualities that appeal to entrepreneurs and fans of Ron Paul, the...

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Volunteers with the national organization ``Ready for Hillary'' rally outside The Beverly Wilshire Hotel where former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is being honored with an award by the Pacific Council on International Policy on May 8, 2013 in Beverly Hills.

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Volunteers with the national organization ``Ready for Hillary'' rally outside The Beverly Wilshire Hotel where former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is being honored with an award by the Pacific Council on International Policy on May 8, 2013 in Beverly Hills.

Pro-Hillary Clinton Super-PAC Raises $4 Million

Ready for Hillary, a super-political action committee dedicated to electing Democrat Hillary Clinton president in 2016 — should she choose to run — raised $4 million last year. The group amassed a “grassroots army” of 33,361 donors in its first...

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This photo taken with a cellphone shows Rep. Henry "Trey" Radel, R-Fla., leaving court in Washington, on Nov. 20, 2013, after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of cocaine possession and was sentenced to a year's probation.

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This photo taken with a cellphone shows Rep. Henry "Trey" Radel, R-Fla., leaving court in Washington, on Nov. 20, 2013, after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of cocaine possession and was sentenced to a year's probation.

Florida: Radel Challenged by Kreegel Seeking Rematch

Florida Rep. Trey Radel, absent from Congress since pleading guilty in November to a cocaine possession charge, has drawn opposition in the Republican primary elections. Paige Kreegel, a former state legislator whose backers formed a super-political action committee that has...

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Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband Captain Mark Kelly during the Americans for Responsible Solutions tour in Fargo, ND, on July 3, 2013

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Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband Captain Mark Kelly during the Americans for Responsible Solutions tour in Fargo, ND, on July 3, 2013

Ready to Spend: New Political Groups Raised $30 Million in 2013

Political money groups showed no sign of post-presidential election fatigue this year. By January 2013, two months after President Barack Obama was re-elected in a contest that cost more than $2 billion, new money groups were popping up on the...

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