Obama, Romney On Track To Spend $1B By Election Day

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Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., speaks during the Family Research Council Action Values Voter Summit last month in Washington. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Bachmann Faces Competitive Re-Election Bid In Minnesota

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'Social Welfare' Organizations Play Big Role In Presidential Politics

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Invitations to fundraisers for members of Congress frequently mention which committees they serve on. Sunlight Foundation/Political Party Time hide caption

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A Former Lobbyist Tells All

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Jack Abramoff On Lobbying

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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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