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There's Nothing Funny About Colbert's SuperPAC
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Supreme Court Rules On Ariz. Campaign Finance Law
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High Court Strikes Down Ariz. Campaign Finance Law
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Speculation Runs High In Presidential Money Race
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The 'Country Lawyer' Shaping Campaign Finance Law
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Report: Obama Big-Money Donors Got Plum Posts
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Lobbyists Want Fries And Pizza To Stay In School
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Jane Corwin, the Republican candidate in New York's 26th congressional district, votes in Clarence, N.Y., on Tuesday. David Duprey/AP hide caption

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Outside Groups Spend Big In N.Y. Special Election
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GOP Blasts Plan For More Political Money Disclosure
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Outgoing FCC Commissioner To Lobby For Comcast
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President Obama pats AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the back before speaking at the AFL-CIO Executive Council Meeting in Washington last August. Trumka said recently that unions need to start demanding accountability from their allies. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In 'Survival' Mode, Union Lashes Out At Democrats
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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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