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Hillary Clinton, Morgan Stanley and TPP: A free trade triumvirate?

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As pressure increases for 2016 presidential contender Hillary Clinton to say where she stands on the pending Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, her ties to avid TPP supporters won’t escape notice. 620 more words

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Big speech could mean big money for Paul camp

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This story was cross-posted with the Guardian’s live blog of the filibuster.

Based on Rand Paul’s last filibuster, the presidential candidate’s fundraising is likely to get a big boost from his ongoing speech about NSA surveillance on the Senate floor on Wednesday.  242 more words

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Departed members of the 113th Congress find new homes on K Street, and elsewhere

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Former members of the 113th Congress have embarked on various new adventures since their defeats, retirements or departures for other reasons: Some are teaching, others are pondering away at think tanks, a couple are embedded in corporate culture, a few are even enjoying their freedom and sleeping a little later every morning. 819 more words

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“Campaign donor” is not a job — but occupation can predict party preference

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In the world of money in politics, many interest groups behave predictably. Election after election, contributions from oil and gas companies, for instance, flow overwhelmingly to Republicans, while those who work in education favor Democrats. 664 more words

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Jewish Conservatives Form Infrastructure of Graham’s Potential 2016 Donor Base

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) confirmed Monday on CBS’s This Morning that he will be running for president in 2016 in part because he thinks “the world is falling apart.” 454 more words

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Start the Bidding for Bolton’s Donors and Money

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Former UN Ambassador John Bolton announced today that he will not seek the GOP nomination for president in 2016, effectively leaving the foreign policy hawk’s top… 393 more words

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