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Obama groups raise $4-5 million in first two months

Two Democratic groups seeking big bucks to boost President Obama’s re-election have tapped several high-powered fundraisers to help rope in $4 million to $5 million in the first two months. ... Read more»0

After skipping Ground Zero event, Bush made three paid speeches

In the week after President Obama’s Ground Zero event, George W. Bush made time for three separate speeches to hedge fund executives, a Swiss bank sanctioned for keeping secret bank accounts,and a pro golf event underwritten by the accounting firm involved in the Tyco International financial scandal.... Read more»0

Romney hopes to rake in $3 million from dialing-for-dollars event

Romney fundraisers said his committee is trying to raise between $15 million and $30 million this quarter and a minimum of $50 million for the primary season... Read more»0

Trump's history of lawsuits could damage bid for White House

Trump's heavy use of courts against critics or those he’s trying to gain a financial edge against could create image and political headaches for him if he chooses to run for the GOP nomination.... Read more»0

Saints & sinners: Newt Gingrich's balancing act

Newt Gingrich is straddling a fine line: Even as he courts evangelicals wary of his two divorces, a Gingrich political committee has taken millions from a casino titan whose industry is often anathema to the Christian right.... Read more»0

High-capacity magazine sellers raise millions for NRA

A review uncovers symbiotic ties between sellers of high-capacity gun magazines and the NRA, including fund-raising tactics to underwrite lobbying.... Read more»2

NRA has blocked new gun laws after tragedies like Tucson's

The killing spree by an Arizona man accused of wielding a semiautomatic pistol with a high-capacity magazine raises the prospect of a fresh debate on whether the country needs tougher gun controls.... Read more»0

Hedge funds bet heavily on GOP in 2010 election

A small network of hedge fund executives pumped at least $10 million into GOP campaigns in last year’s elections, helping bankroll victories that changed the balance of power in Washington, according to a review of campaign records.... Read more»0

Chamber seeks cash for anti-regulation effort

Even as it plowed tens of millions of dollars into ads this year to help mostly Republicans notch Congressional victories, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce was initiating a new effort to raise millions more from energy, health insurance, financial services, and other firms to fund a new anti-regulatory campaign. ... Read more»0