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Democrats Say Anonymous Donors Unfairly Influencing Senate Races

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee says pro-Republican groups aren't playing by the rules. It plans to file a complaint accusing a trio of "social welfare" groups of abusing the rules to hide the identities of their donors.
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Justice Department, Texas Face Off In Court Over Voter ID Law

In opening arguments before a three-judge panel, a lawyer for Texas argued that the photo ID requirement was intended to limit voter fraud, not to curb turnout of legally registered voters. The Obama administration says it could deny minorities their rights.
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D.C. Activists Push For Campaign Finance Reform

A group of activists cleared a major hurdle in campaign finance reform, but more work still needs to be done.

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Swing State TV Stations Spiking Ad Rates As Campaign Cash Pours In

Someone once said that owning a TV station is a license to print money. Now, that was before the advent of cable TV and computer screens and streaming video. But these are clearly good times for some stations, especially the ones in presidential battleground states.
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Gray Donor Pleads Guilty To Conducting 'Shadow Campaign'

New details are emerging in the hearing for PR executive Eugenia Harris, who has been charged with making straw contributions to candidates, including D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, and participating as well in a "shadow campaign."

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Obama Calls For Tax Cut Extension For Middle Class

President Obama has called on Congress to extend tax cuts for the middle class, while allowing rates for the wealthiest Americans to go up.
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Who 'Owns' The Bush Tax Cuts?

Democrats opposed the Bush tax cuts in the early 2000s. But now President Obama is calling for a second extension of the cuts for some Americans, and Republicans are lining up in opposition. So whose tax cut is it anyway?
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Court Gives States Ammunition In Health Care Battle

The Supreme Court's health ruling limited the federal government's power to withhold funding if states don't meet certain requirements. But it didn't draw a clear line between the types of financial conditions that are OK and those unfair to states. That's likely to lead to lawsuits.

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