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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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Op-Ed: Now's The Time For A Candid Candidate

Politicians, in general, aren't known for honesty. But in an op-ed in the Washington Post, Kathleen Hall Jamieson argues that voters, nervous about the economy and wary after hearing promise after promise things will get better, are ready to hear "hard truths" from President Obama and Mitt Romney.
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Romney Raised $106 Million In June; Obama Raised $71 Million

For the second month in a row, the Republican challenger and his party brought in more than the president and his fellow Democrats.

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