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  • 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.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 25- President Barack Obama will urge the U.S. Congress on Tuesday to do more to help poor and middle-class Americans move up the economic ladder. After Obama's speech, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the fourth-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives, will deliver a response on behalf of her party.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 15- President Barack Obama on Wednesday pitches his economic agenda in North Carolina, a battleground state in the last two national elections that has veered sharply to the right under a Republican governor and a Republican-controlled state assembly.

  • Texas billionaire Harold Simmons dies at 82 Sunday, 29 Dec 2013 | 10:16 PM ET

    Dec 29- Billionaire Harold Simmons, one of the richest men in America and a major contributor to the Republican Party, has died in his native Texas at 82.. The death, confirmed in a statement by Texas Governor Rick Perry, was first reported on the website of the Dallas Morning News which said he died on Saturday at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 29- The White House is coming under pressure from some of its closest allies on healthcare reform to name a chief executive to run its federal health insurance marketplace and allay the concerns of insurers after the rocky rollout of Obamacare.

  • LONDON, Dec 19- President Barack Obama could probably lift the prohibition on domestic oil exports on his own, but the White House has little reason to favour U.S. oil producers and it would be safer politically to involve Congress in any eventual decision.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 9- The U.S. government sold its last shares of automaker General Motors Co on Monday, marking an end to a historic bailout of one of America's most storied companies. The money pumped into the industry came from a $700 billion pool of funds Congress had assembled to shore up the banking system and fight a growing panic on Wall Street.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 27- In its current disarray, Obamacare is providing Republicans with a steady stream of stories that any campaign manager would consider priceless: tales of ordinary people, some dreadfully ill, with canceled health insurance thanks to President Barack Obama's healthcare law.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 26- The Obama administration proposed new rules on Tuesday to rein in tax-exempt groups that have transformed the U.S. political landscape in recent years by harnessing hundreds of millions of dollars in anonymous donations to influence elections.

  • 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.

  • Why Obama is 'spent'; why that's bad for Hillary Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | 9:30 AM ET
    Hillary Clinton

    Democrats counting on Obama simply to pass the torch to Hillary Clinton may be in for a letdown, if this expert's analysis is correct.

  • *NBC/ WSJ poll shows Obama approval rating at new low. BOSTON/ WASHINGTON, Oct 30- President Barack Obama said on Wednesday that "bad apple" insurance companies, not his signature healthcare law, are to blame for hundreds of thousands of people losing their coverage in the past few weeks.

  • BOSTON/ WASHINGTON, Oct 30- President Barack Obama said on Wednesday that "bad apple" insurance companies, not his signature healthcare law, are to blame for hundreds of thousands of people losing their coverage in the past few weeks.

  • TIMELINE-U.S. healthcare law's technology breakdown Wednesday, 30 Oct 2013 | 4:19 PM ET

    Oct 30- U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, President Barack Obama's top healthcare adviser, apologized on Wednesday over the technology failures that have plagued the rollout of Obama's healthcare law.

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