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  • Hillary Clinton lags in engaging grass-roots donors Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 3:05 AM ET
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at The New School on July 13, 2015 in New York City.

    Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign has been slow to harness the fund-raising power of legions of grass-roots donors, the NYT reports.

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, July 9- A Super PAC backing Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush has raked in a record $103 million, the group, Right to Rise, said in a statement today, dispelling rumors that the outside spending group would fall short of expectations. Bush's presidential campaign also announced Thursday that it had raised $11.4 million in the two...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, July 9- A Super PAC backing Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush has met its fundraising goal of raking in at least $100 million by the end of June, two sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday. A second contributor said Right to Rise had raised more than $100 million and that the PAC would make an announcement soon.

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, July 9- A Super PAC backing Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush has met its fundraising goal of raking in at least $100 million by the end of June, two sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday. A second contributor said Right to Rise had raised more than $100 million and that the PAC would make an announcement soon.

  • Senator calls for a crackdown on 'dark money' Monday, 6 Jul 2015 | 1:11 PM ET
    Money Politics Government

    If Congress won't get tough on "dark money" in elections, President Obama should, says Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse.

  • These are the world's 'fastest start-ups' Monday, 15 Jun 2015 | 10:35 PM ET
    These are the world's 'fastest start-ups'

    Matt McDonald, partner at Hamilton Place Strategies, discusses the findings of its latest report which revealed that modern presidential campaigns raised money more quickly than Silicon Valley start-ups.

  • Why Ted Cruz is wowing some of Wall Street's money-men Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 1:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK, May 14- Presidential candidate Ted Cruz, a Tea Party favorite and leading figure in the 2013 government shutdown that rattled investors, isn't the kind of politician who usually wins a lot of friends among Wall Street campaign donors. Despite the uncompromising rhetoric, Cruz is winning praise from some potential Wall Street donors, including bankers...

  • The SEC has been under mounting pressure from liberal groups, as well as a handful of law professors, to enact rules requiring companies to tell investors about campaign contributions. The lawsuit marks the latest effort to force the SEC into action. Last year, another group called the Corporate Reform Coalition held a news conference outside SEC headquarters...

  • NEW YORK, April 9- A Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, Donna Edwards, pledged on Thursday to swear off all campaign donations from Wall Street banks, the latest Democrat to assail big financial institutions. She said she was "outraged" by a Reuters report that major Wall Street banks had met to discuss ways to urge Democrats such as Massachusetts Senator...

  • Representatives from Citigroup, JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs and Bank of America, have met to discuss ways to urge Democrats, including Warren and Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown, to soften their party's tone toward Wall Street, sources familiar with the discussions said this week. Still, political strategists say Clinton could struggle to raise money among Wall Street...

  • Fear & loathing of Rand Paul's 'bash the Fed' stance Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 11:01 AM ET
    U.S. Senator Rand Paul

    The "audit the Fed" issue raised by Rand Paul is likely to come up for other 2016 presidential hopefuls, Politico's Ben White says.

  • Want money out of politics? Stamp it Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 1:03 PM ET
    Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, holds up a one-dollar bill he stamped with the words 'Not to be used for bribing politicians.'

    Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben & Jerry's, presented one way of helping filter "big money" out of U.S. politics on Tuesday.

  • Jeb Bush launches 'Right to Rise' PAC Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 11:14 AM ET
    Jeb Bush

    Jeb Bush takes another step toward a bid for the GOP presidential nomination, launching the Right to Rise PAC.

  • Congress just slipped this into the spending bill Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 1:14 PM ET
    U.S. Capitol building Washington

    While political focus was on a Senate Intelligence Committee report, Congress snuck in two measures to its must-pass spending bill. NBC News reports.

  • Obama's approval rating on Wall Street: 17% Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 11:22 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    A new poll reveals just how serious Wall Street's dissatisfaction with Obama is ahead of the midterm elections.

  • Wall Street backs GOP horses—with loads of cash Sunday, 12 Oct 2014 | 9:00 AM ET
    Elliott Management founder and CEO Paul Singer speaks during the SkyBridge Alternatives conference in Las Vegas, May 9, 2012.

    Wall Street is spending more on the midterms than ever before—particularly in support of the GOP—but it's not from whom you might think.

  • Gov. Walker slams funding allegations: 'Case over' Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 2:12 PM ET

    Court documents released Thursday alleged that Walker coordinated fundraising with outside conservative groups during a recall election.

  • Top court could greenlight more $$$ in politics Tuesday, 17 Sep 2013 | 1:16 PM ET
    Campaign finance

    A new case before the Supreme Court seeks to raise limits on political donations.

  • GOP Plans Probe of IRS on 'Tea Party' Targeting Friday, 10 May 2013 | 11:42 AM ET

    Republicans denounce the IRS after it apologized for inappropriately flagging conservative political groups for additional reviews during the 2012 election.

  • Honoring Victims, Searching for Suspects Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 2:18 PM ET
    Honoring Victims, Searching for Suspects

    At this hour, President Obama is visiting victims of the Boston terror attack, reports CNBC's Scott Cohn.