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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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President Barack Obama with White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew on his way to board Marine One.

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President Barack Obama with White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew on his way to board Marine One.

Washington Daybook: Lew Soon

President Barack Obama may announce this week the selection of White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew as Treasury secretary to replace Tim Geithner, according to people familiar with the matter. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on when...

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The Federal Election Commission chairwoman, Democrat Ellen Weintraub (L), and the vice chairman, Republican Donald McGahn (R), shown here in 2008 in different roles.

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The Federal Election Commission chairwoman, Democrat Ellen Weintraub (L), and the vice chairman, Republican Donald McGahn (R), shown here in 2008 in different roles.

FEC `On the Roof:’ Balking Blocs

The Federal Election Commission chairwoman for 2013 will be Democrat Ellen Weintraub, and the vice chairman will be Donald McGahn, a Republican. These are the two leaders of the two FEC blocs that have prevented the commission from taking any...

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Pro-life and pro-choice activists outside the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Pro-life and pro-choice activists outside the U.S. Supreme Court.

Obama’s Second-Term Agenda, Brinkley’s Historical Perspective

The rest of the Rolling Stone interview with President Barack Obama — the one in which the president refers to his Republican rival as “a bull-shitter” – focuses on the president’s view of the meaning of his first term and...

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A women participates in a protest outside of the Hyatt Regency where Mitt Romney was scheduled to attend a fundraiser on March 22, 2012 in Washington, DC.

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A women participates in a protest outside of the Hyatt Regency where Mitt Romney was scheduled to attend a fundraiser on March 22, 2012 in Washington, DC.

Abortion: Romney No Threat in His Ad, Romney Big Threat in Obama’s

“I’d be delighted to sign that bill,” Republican Mitt Romney said during his party’s debates. A bill banning all abortions, should the Supreme Court overturn Roe v. Wade. The clip of Romney on the abortion question is the Obama campaign’s...

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A bucket of sample democratic ballots are seen as Ohio Democratic party volunteers distribute them in front of an early voting center in Columbus on October 15, 2012.

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A bucket of sample democratic ballots are seen as Ohio Democratic party volunteers distribute them in front of an early voting center in Columbus on October 15, 2012.

Supreme Court Leaves One Less Distraction for Obama in Ohio

Check another box for dogs that didn’t bark. The U.S. Supreme Court ratified a lower court ruling that Ohio can proceed with its early voting the weekend before the Nov. 6 election. This is important for Democrats, who fought a...

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People gather outside The River church  during a Unity Rally ahead of the Republican National Convention.

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People gather outside The River church during a Unity Rally ahead of the Republican National Convention.

`Obama-care:’ Repealing, Fundraising

The Republican convention stage last night was ringing with promises to repeal “Obama-care” — described as 2,000 pages of central-government regulations, rules, fees and fines by Mitt Romney’s running mate, rather than President Barack Obama’s means of assuring health insurance...

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Demonstrators on the steps of the Supreme Court protest against the Affordable Care Act in Washington.

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Demonstrators on the steps of the Supreme Court protest against the Affordable Care Act in Washington.

Latest CBO Report on Health Law Adds to Business Uncertainty

The Congressional Budget Office’s new estimates of the budgetary impact of the Affordable Care Act, made in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling last month, glides right by one obvious fact: the budget analysts really have no idea how...

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Journalists run out of the Supreme Court building after receiving the court's decision on the Affordable Care Act in Washington on June 28, 2012.

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Journalists run out of the Supreme Court building after receiving the court's decision on the Affordable Care Act in Washington on June 28, 2012.

HCA and WellPoint Tripled Swings Amid Supreme Court Confusion

CNN and Fox News’ misreporting of the Supreme Court’s health ruling didn’t just embarrass the networks last month. It also whipsawed shares of companies including HCA Holdings Corp. and WellPoint Inc. Hospital and health insurer stocks swung wildly in the minutes after the court’s...

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