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  • President Barack Obama walks across the South Lawn on his return to the White House from a trip to Pittsburgh and New York City, Tuesday, June 17, 2014 in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

    Obama hit with hypocrisy tag for attending 'Super PAC' fundraiser party

    Republicans charged President Obama with hypocrisy, after he attended a Super PAC fundraising party -- the same type of gathering he once disdained and slammed as a threat to open governance and a transparent political process.

  • Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton waves to the audience at the conclusion of her address to the American Jewish Committee (AJC) Global Forum closing plenary in Washington, Wednesday, May 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

    Stop Hillary PAC prods FEC to act on complaint against pro-Clinton group

    The Stop Hillary PAC, an organization dedicated to preventing Hillary Rodham Clinton from becoming the next president, pressured the Federal Elections Commission on Wednesday to act on a complaint that another group with the opposite goal is illegally operating as a Clinton campaign committee.

  • Washington State hires Kent as new hoops coach

    Athletic director Bill Moos once hired Ernie Kent to turn Oregon around. He's now done the same at Washington State.

  • Mass. Gov. Patrick raised $380,000 for his PAC

    Gov. Deval Patrick raised $379,658 for his political action committee in 2013 with the help of donations from labor unions, business executives, and groups representing the pharmaceutical, health care and energy sectors.

  • **FILE** Bitcoin tokens are pictured in Sandy, Utah, on April 3, 2013. (Associated Press)

    Short-lived bitcoin super PAC raised awareness, and concerns, about cybercurrency

    The rise and fall of a short-lived organization that dealt solely in bitcoins made a big statement this week, while also raising more concerns about the controversial cybercurrency.

  • George Soros (Associated Press)

    George Soros to co-chair Hillary Clinton super PAC

    Billionaire financier George Soros has signed on to be a co-chair of the national finance council for Ready for Hillary, the super PAC created to help Hillary Clinton win the presidency in 2016, should she choose to run.

  • Louisiana State Sen. Elbert Lee Guillory. (Screen grab from senate.la.gov)

    'Free at Last': Former Democrat Elbert Guillory launches PAC for black conservatives

    Louisiana State Sen. Elbert Lee Guillory, a Republican, has announced the creation of the Free at Last PAC, aimed at electing black conservatives to higher office.

  • **FILE** Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington on Feb. 12, 2013. (Associated Press)

    Anti-Mitch McConnell PAC warned by FEC

    A super PAC aiming to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was warned by the Federal Election Commission after it missed a deadline for filing required reports.

  • O'Malley sets up political action committee

    Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has set up a political action committee with the Federal Elections Commission.

  • Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum speaks at the Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner at Bowling Green State University, Saturday, March 3, 2012, in Bowling Green, Ohio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Pro-Romney super PAC solely targets Santorum

    With a fresh infusion of cash from a single benefactor, a group running advertisements for presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich is back, allowing the candidate a presence before Super Tuesday even as the official campaign lacks resources.

  • Guns and Androids: Pakistan air force making iPads

    Inside a high-security air force complex that builds jet fighters and weapons systems, Pakistan's military is working on the latest addition to its sprawling commercial empire: a homegrown version of the iPad.

  • Guns and Androids: Pakistan air force making iPads

    Inside a high-security air force complex that builds jet fighters and weapons systems, Pakistan's military is working on the latest addition to its sprawling commercial empire: a homegrown version of the iPad.

  • The super PAC to end all super PACs?

    In a sign that super PACs are the new normal, two highly unlikely groups established the vehicles known for unlimited corporate contributions last week: an Occupy Wall Street super PAC and another created to run ads opposing — super PACs.

  • INFLUENCE GAME: Picking a college football champ

    A political action committee that wants to change how the national college football champion is crowned had little success with its first strategy, raising money to elect lawmakers friendly to its cause of establishing a playoff system. It's made itself relevant, though, with another tactic _ investigating the current bowl-game system and filing complaints about corruption and waste.

  • APNewsBreak: Complaint filed against Fiesta Bowl

    A group critical of the BCS is challenging the legality of a contract that calls for the Fiesta Bowl to receive more than $8 million over 20 years from an Arizona visitors bureau, and for the bowl to require teams and their affiliated groups to stay at specific hotels.

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