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  • DNC raises almost $9M in June, cuts debt to $3M Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 7:07 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Democratic National Committee narrowly outraised its Republican rival last month and cut its debt to just $3 million, down from a onetime high of $23 million, according to federal financial forms due Sunday. The DNC raised almost $9 million in June, while the Republican National Committee reported Sunday that it raised $8.5 million.

  • Committees, super PACs disclose June fundraising Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 3:14 AM ET

    The anti-tax Club for Growth Action last month had its second best fundraising haul this election cycle as it raised money to pour into Chris McDaniel's bid to deny incumbent Republican Thad Cochran a seventh term in the Senate.

  • But I feel like I'm changing one or two minds here or there, "said Felice Pete, a nurse anesthetist and a member of the state party's Black Advisory Board. The swing state, one of 11 where the Republican National Committee has hired staff to reach black voters, hosts one of the country's most important Senate races in November's midterm elections.

  • WASHINGTON, July 1- The U.S. Supreme Court has opened up a new front in the battle over corporate rights by ruling that family-owned and other closely held corporations can mount religious objections to government action.

  • May 23- Troubled U.S. lobbying giant Patton Boggs avoided a financial cliff on Friday when a larger law firm agreed to acquire many of its partners and its name, which for decades was synonymous with influence in Washington, D.C..

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, May 21- The scandal over a made-up study that badly disrupted traffic at the George Washington Bridge may not be New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's biggest problem after all.

  • Increasing access to Medicaid, the government-run insurance program for the poor, and mandating that everyone have health insurance were the two centerpieces of Massachusetts' healthcare reform.

  • Bain Capital raises $7.3 bln for flagship fund -sources Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 7:30 AM ET

    April 17- Bain Capital LLC has raised $7.3 billion from investors and its dealmakers for its next flagship fund, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday, underscoring the favorable fundraising environment for established private equity firms.

  • Supreme Court ruling that struck down the overall cap on federal election contributions is sending ripples across American politics, as states have begun backing away from their own restrictions on donations and lawyers are forecasting a new wave of challenges to campaign finance laws nationwide.

  • April 2- The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a key pillar of campaign finance law by allowing wealthy donors to give money to as many political candidates, parties and committees as they wish.

  • BOSTON, March 20- Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley remains well ahead of her nearest Democratic primary opponent and a Republican contender in the state's race for governor, according to a poll released on Thursday.

  • WASHINGTON, March 8- Republicans, looking for ways to turn November's congressional elections into a referendum on President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, are trying to portray Obamacare as a danger to Medicare.

  • LONDON, March 3- The White House could lift. the ban on U.S. oil exports in stages, according to an analysis of past presidential decisions prepared for Senator Lisa Murkowski, the highest-ranking Republican on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee. The president could act alone without needing fresh legislation from a sharply divided Congress.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 1- President Barack Obama's sixth year in office is starting out as a testament to the power of taking small steps.

  • Hubbard: 'We still have a health-care problem'     Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 8:09 AM ET

    The slowdown in health spending does not indicate that "we're out of the woods," said Glenn Hubbard, one-time advisor to Mitt Romney and George W. Bush.

  • Obamacare Inc: Allies urge White House to tap CEO Monday, 30 Dec 2013 | 7:28 AM ET

    The White House is coming under pressure from some of its closest allies to name a CEO to run its health insurance marketplace.

  • A surprising group stands in way of income equality Monday, 9 Dec 2013 | 6:45 AM ET

    This little-known group may pose the biggest barrier to reducing the nation's income inequality.

  • Gov. Walker calls Obamacare an 'abysmal failure' Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 1:40 PM ET
    Scott Walker

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said the president made a promise that he could not keep.

  • Why Geithner chose low-profile Warburg-Pincus Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 2:22 PM ET
    Timothy Geithner

    Former Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner had offers from some of the biggest firms on Wall Street. So why did he choose a low-key equity firm?

  • Why Tim Geithner's critics have it all wrong Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 10:02 AM ET
    Timothy Geithner.

    Critics of the former Treasury secretary's move to private equity fail to pinpoint what he is doing that's so bad, writes POLITICO's Ben White.