Lawmaker Sues To Shine Light On Political Donations
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For Some GOP Freshmen, The Tide May Be Turning
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In Debt Limit Debate, No Big Push From Big Business
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President Obama participates in an AARP tele-town hall on health care in July 2009. The seniors group lobbied hard for the president's health care law. Now, Republicans say the group stands to make a healthy profit from the law. Haraz N. Ghanbari/AP hide caption

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Republicans Challenge AARP's Tax-Exempt Status
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When It Comes To Political Cash, Some Firms Tell All
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Last fall, Oregon Rep. Peter DeFazio was the subject of a political ad paid for by the Concerned Taxpayers of America — which turned out to be a million-dollar front group financed by just two men. Read more about that ad, and how DeFazio followed the money. Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images hide caption

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Who Writes The Check? Group Wants Voters To Know
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U.S. Firm Under Fire For Gadhafi Makeover Contract
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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, speaking at a news conference Thursday in Atlanta, says he is launching a website to explore a run for president. Mike Stewart/AP hide caption

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Gingrich Tests The Waters For 2012 Run, Carefully
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Demonstrators gathered outside the Ohio Statehouse last week to protest Senate Bill 5, which would have banned collective bargaining for state workers. Unions say legislation being pushed by Republican governors nationwide is an attack on their very existence. Jay LaPrete/AP hide caption

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Why Unions Matter To Democrats: It's Not Just Money
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The Koch Industries Inc. headquarters in Wichita, Kan. LARRY W. SMITH/ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption

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Billionaire Brothers In Spotlight In Wis. Union Battle
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Wis. Governor Receives Prank Phone Call
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President Obama, shown answering questions during a news conference Tuesday, is expected to hit the billion-dollar mark in fundraising for his re-election bid. His Republican opponent may raise that much as well. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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2012: The Year Of The Billion-Dollar Campaigns?
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Amid Protests, Egypt's D.C. Lobbyists Draw Scrutiny
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