Campaign Finance Issue Returns to Supreme Court

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_14288b516f.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- The issue of campaign finance returns to the Supreme Court on Tuesday in a case brought by an Alabama businessman who wanted to contribute more money during the last election cycle. “This case is about freedom of speech,” says businessman Shaun McCutcheon.  “It’s about my right to make contributions to the candidates I choose.”

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Newt Gingrich Offers Shutdown Advice

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_9a1ab5c4a3.jpgJohn W. Adkisson/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Newt Gingrich has made a name for himself as a former presidential contender and zoo aficionado, but the recent government shutdown, which is entering its second week, has given the former House speaker a reason to remind everyone that he was also at the center of twin shutdown crises in 1995 and 1996.

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More Celebrities Stage Star-Studded Effort to Sell Obamacare

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_bd3705eeaf.jpgKAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- In the week since the launch of the Affordable Care Act's state health insurance exchanges, a steady stream of celebrity advocates have taken to social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram to encourage Americans to #GetCovered (to use their preferred hashtag). It's all part of an orchestrated public awareness campaign that the White House has been preparing since early summer.

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Rep. McCaul: After Libya Op, Why Can’t We Get Benghazi Suspects?

10813_McCaul_full res.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1381231709912mccaul.house.gov (WASHINGTON) -- The Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee on Monday praised U.S. special forces for their successful capture of a suspected al Qaeda terrorist in Libya, but then questioned why the same tactic hasn’t been used to go after the men responsible for killing a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans in Benghazi, Libya last year.

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NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s $1 Million Bet on Cory Booker

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_4c65b540b1.jpgEarl Gibson III/WireImage (NEW YORK) -- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has committed $1 million to boost Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s faltering Senate campaign in New Jersey with a new ad campaign. The expenditure comes at a time when the lead Booker had over a relatively unknown Tea Party-backed Republican, Steve Lonegan, is shrinking.

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