Congress recently prevented the Energy Department from spending money to enforce the phase-out of the 100-watt incandescent light bulb. But the industry says it's really too late to make a difference. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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Future Dim For 100-Watt Bulb, Despite Congress' Stall

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A report released by the Sunlight Foundation finds that in the 2010 midterm elections, 26,783 donors nationwide gave more than $10,000 each. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Report: Wealthy 'Elite Donors' Fueling U.S. Politics

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Then-House Speaker Newt Gingrich holds court at Reinhardt College in Waleska, Ga., March 11, 1995, after teaching his final class at the school. The 10-week course was criticized as a partisan forum for Gingrich, and became part of a House ethics investigation against him. Erik S. Lesser/AP hide caption

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Revisiting Newt Gingrich's 1997 Ethics Investigation

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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, shown at an event on health care on Capitol Hill this March, founded the Center for Health Transformation. Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images hide caption

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Gingrich's Health Care Consultancy: Is It Lobbying?

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U.S. Army mine-resistant armored vehicles (MRAPs) and Afghan National Army vehicles pass through a village during a joint patrol in the Jalrez Valley in Afghanistan's Wardak province. On Monday, factory workers who produce MRAPs in York, Pa., rallied to protect the Pentagon budget against the automatic budget cuts that will take effect in 2013. Maya Alleruzzo/AP hide caption

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Defense Workers Lobby To Prevent Automatic Cuts

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Gingrich On Defensive Over Freddie Mac Report

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President Richard Nixon faced television cameras in the Oval Office on April 30, 1973 to announce the departure of his two closest assistants in the deepening Watergate scandal. CBS/AP hide caption

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Illegal During Watergate, Unlimited Campaign Donations Now Fair Game

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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, shown in May speaking at the Georgia Republican Party Victory Dinner in Macon, Ga., says he was acting as a "historian" when Freddie Mac paid him consultant fees of $300,000. Jessica McGowan/Getty Images hide caption

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Why Did Freddie Mac Pay Newt Gingrich $300,000?

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GOP Says Obama Supporter Pushed For Solyndra Loan

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Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain speaks at a dinner in April sponsored by Americans for Prosperity in Manchester, N.H. Cain has close ties to the group, founded by billionaire businessmen David and Charles Koch. Jim Cole/AP hide caption

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Cain Has Long Ties To Koch Brothers-Linked Group

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Nonprofit Seeks To Be New Political Force

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UPS was among the top scorers in a new index ranking companies on political transparency and accountability.

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More Corporations Shed Light On Political Spending

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Occupy D.C. Learns To Like The Tea Party

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