Mitt Romney's special fund for wealthy donors — those normally giving between $30,000 and $100,000 — raised $45 million in the final three weeks of the campaign, and had $12 million remaining in the bank as of Nov. 26, though at least one of those donors raises questions of its legality.
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The super PAC supporting Mitt Romney raised $22 million in the final three weeks of the campaign, including $10 million from casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and his wife — bringing their total to $30 million— $2 million from Oracle Corp. CEO Lawrence Ellison and $1 million from Houston Texans Chairman Robert McNair.
In a brief moment of bipartisanship in an otherwise divisive atmosphere in Washington, President Obama thanked the House and Senate Thursday for passing a bill that jettisoned an obsolete law and opens up new export opportunities for U.S. business in Russia.
Because next year's inauguration falls on a Sunday, President Obama will hold only a small, private swearing-in ceremony on Jan. 20, and will hold a big public redo the next day.
Virginia Sen.-elect Tim Kaine had a dream during his race this year the Democrat said Thursday epitomized the campaign for him — and it involved getting trapped in a portable toilet.
President Obama hosted New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at the White House Thursday morning in an unannounced visit that comes as the administration is preparing a major emergency spending request to cover damage from Hurricane Sandy.
New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg gave $10 million to finance an unusual bipartisan super PAC that spent nearly all its money in less than three weeks.
Bob Costas said Wednesday he stands by his anti-gun remarks during Sunday's night National Football League broadcast — but the NBC sportscaster insisted he doesn't want to repeal the 2nd Amendment and scrambled to distance himself from another commentator's remarks equating the National Rifle Association to the Ku Klux Klan.
Politicians can't agree on anything. News coverage is often shrill, faulty and alarming. Nevertheless, a healthy majority of Americans insist they understand the "fiscal cliff" and all its catastrophic glory.
Sen. Jim DeMint, a tea party favorite, ripped House Republican leaders for offering a budget framework that embraced new taxes, saying the GOP plan to raise $800 billion in new revenue would hurt the economy, kill jobs and not reduce the national debt by a penny.
Rep. Walter Jones, a rare moderate Republican, said he was "very disappointed" and "a little bit surprised" he was booted from a plum committee assignment after he repeatedly voted against House Speaker John A. Boehner's wishes.
Five years after his last failed effort to push his party to legalize illegal immigrants as part of a broad reform bill, former President George W. Bush made a renewed appeal Tuesday for the GOP to embrace immigration reform as an issue.
President Obama may have placed some limits on lobbyists serving in the White House, but he has had no problem continuing the timeworn Washington practice of doling out coveted diplomatic posts to big-money backers.
The same day Prince William and Kate Middleton made it official and confirmed that they are expecting a child, President Obama and first lady Michelle quickly sent their congratulations to the British royal couple on the future king or queen.
While negotiations with Congress on the "fiscal cliff" are going nowhere fast, President Obama enjoyed an unseasonably warm Sunday by playing golf with former President Bill Clinton, who no doubt can share his own stories of showdowns with Republican lawmakers.