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The 'Citizens United' decision, and why it matters

Oct 18, 2012
A primer on the Supreme Court case that changed the way money could be spent in elections.
Posted In: Citizens United, super PAC, super PACs
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Secret campaign donations -- so what?

Oct 18, 2012
Nonprofit social welfare organizations may become more potent political donors than super PACs. And they don't have to disclose who gave money.
Posted In: 2012 election, super PAC, super PACs, campaign contributions
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Stealth spending on the rise as Election Day approaches

Oct 18, 2012
Why it's so tough to expose super PAC mystery donors.
Posted In: super PACs, super PAC, campaign finance
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Bloomberg moves to extend reach with super PAC

Oct 18, 2012
The New York mayor's new super PAC isn't the first time he's tried to change things nationally and around the world.
Posted In: Mike Bloomberg, philanthropy, smoking, money and power, New York, super PACs, super PAC
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Koch-funded groups attack Obama for 'war on coal'

Oct 18, 2012
Ads target swing states of Ohio and Virginia.
Posted In: 2012 election, coal, Barack Obama, Koch, super PACs, energy
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Election 2012 winner: The Internet meme

Oct 17, 2012
From Binders Full of Women to Big Bird, the 2012 election season has inspired a wealth of Internet memes to remember.
Posted In: memes
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The "spring break" president?

Oct 17, 2012
New attack ad from a Tea Party PAC says Obama is the one who's out of touch with Americans
Posted In: 2012 election, Barack Obama, tea party, super PACs
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Leaving the country if your candidate loses? Sure you are

Oct 17, 2012
The complicated world of election polling.
Posted In: dubner, freakonomics, elections, polls
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Debates more significant than usual

Oct 17, 2012
Last night's second presidential debate between President Obama and Governor Romney was fiery and full of pocketbook issues. Will the debate impact the short term polls and the final election outcome?
Posted In: debate, 2012 election
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Pell grants: Comparing candidates' comments against the record

Oct 17, 2012
A conversation about education was woven among various topics at last night's presidential debate. In particular, Governor Romney and President Obama touched on the issue of college affordability.
Posted In: Pell grant, debate, higher education

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