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Cracking the Contribution Cap: One in a Million Americans

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Americans who have taken advantage of the Supreme Court’s decision earlier this year to toss aside overall political contribution limits are one in a million. 1,782 more words

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Dark Money Hits $50 Million, Most Still to Come

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Cross-posted at The Daily Beast

Congressman Tom Cotton (R-Ark) is a dangerous man and a hypocrite. Cotton — who is running to unseat Senator Mark Pryor – wants to “end Medicare as we know it” while also treating himself and his friends in Congress to “taxpayer-funded health care for life.” At least, that’s what a liberal group called Patriot Majority USA… 1,065 more words

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Former Iowa Senator Pleads Guilty to Accepting Money to Back Ron Paul

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A former Iowa state senator has pleaded guilty to federal charges that he accepted money from the Ron Paul 2012 presidential campaign to switch his endorsement from Rep. 582 more words

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Republican Dues Crackdown Pays Off

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Facing a multimillion dollar shortfall when compared to their Democratic rivals, top House GOP leaders organized a crackdown on members last month, demanding they pay party “dues” — regular contributions to the… 700 more words

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Politiquizz: Hot, Hot, Hot

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Members of Congress will have a lot on their plate when they return from summer recess early next month ― but for some, one of their biggest concerns may be holding on to their jobs come November. 506 more words

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Gather Ye Contributions, In Bulk

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Seven-figure political contributions are a regular feature of politics this decade, but only outside groups like super PACs are allowed to accept such large checks. 804 more words

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Primary Threat in Alaska has GOP Establishment Shuddering

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In Alaska’s Senate primary race, the Republican establishment has downplayed threats to its top candidate, Dan Sullivan. Yet his challengers, Joe Miller and Mead Treadwell… 469 more words

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