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Mitt Romney speaking to supporters at a rally in Tempe.

Since Labor Day, the once-unofficial start of the election season, 70 percent of outside spending on the presidential race made possible by the Citizens United Supreme Court decision has benefited Mitt Romney. Read more»

As super PACs carpet bomb the airwaves with negative ads, Republicans hold the financial advantage. Read more»

A bill that would require groups that run political ads attacking candidates to disclose their donors fell nine votes short of moving ahead Monday night in the U.S. Senate. Read more»

American Crossroads co-founder Karl Rove

Three Republican groups have formed a super PAC called “Crossroads Generation” and given it $750,000 in seed money in an attempt to attract young voters, a population that has traditionally eluded the GOP. Read more»

Mitt Romney

There is no established fine for offenders of rules against coordination of PACs and candidates. It is up to the six-member FEC — split evenly between Republicans and Democrats — to decide on punishment, and punishment is rare. Read more»

A deteriorating roof at Clarkmoor Elementary at Fort Lewis, Wash.

The Senate has decided not to take up a proposal that would close rather than repair decrepit Defense Department-run schools on military bases, creating a flood of thousands of students to nearby public school systems. But the plan's chief architect is vowing to try again. Read more»