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Facebook co-founder promises $20 million to stop Trump
Campaign 2016 updates: With Trump's resilience, Clinton can't afford to coast Sept. 9, 2016, 5:47 a.m. After his stop in Washington, D.C., Donald Trump heads to Florida on Friday. Hillary Clinton can't coast in this election against Donald Trump's resilienceTrump plans another visit to Capitol...
712 points by Los Angeles Times | Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Dustin Moskovitz Facebook Democratic Party Hillary Rodham Clinton Barack Obama Mark Zuckerberg George W. Bush
Tech mogul gifts $20M to help beat Trump
In a late and likely consequential move, a co-founder of Facebook is donating $20 million of his fortune to Democratic coffers in a bid to help defeat Republican candidate Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election.
35278 points by CNN | Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Dustin Moskovitz Elections Facebook Hillary Rodham Clinton Election Mark Zuckerberg Republican Party
Comey: FBI probing election interference
James Comey declines to call out Russia, but says probe is "very, very serious."         
-1 points by Arizona Republic | Democratic National Committee United States Democratic Party Federal Bureau of Investigation Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Hillary Rodham Clinton Barack Obama Debbie Wasserman Schultz
FBI director says bureau probing election interference from abroad
James Comey declines to call out Russia, but says probe is "very, very serious."       
109 points by USA Today | Democratic National Committee United States Democratic Party Federal Bureau of Investigation Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Hillary Rodham Clinton Barack Obama Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Darrell Issa's challenger is getting financial and strategic support from House Democrats hoping for an upset
Essential Politics: Pence visits California, Brown faces hundreds of challenges in bills on his desk Sept. 8, 2016, 9:29 a.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. Here's what we're watching:The Republican nominee for vice president, Indiana Gov....
552 points by Los Angeles Times | Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee United States California's 49th congressional district California United States Congress George W. Bush Candidate Vista California
Guccifer 2.0 angry about his DNC hack being blamed on Russians – WSJ
A person claiming to be the hacker responsible for leaking confidential materials from the Democratic Party told the Wall Street Journal that he is not connected to Russia and is angry that Moscow is getting all the credit for his actions. Read Full Article at RT.com
2721 points by Russia Today | Democratic Party Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Democratic National Committee Russia George W. Bush Hillary Rodham Clinton President of the United States United States Senate
Is Moscow meddling in the presidential election?
Rep. Adam Schiff, top Democrat on House Intelligence Committee, calls for retaliation against Russia.         
-1 points by Arizona Republic | Vladimir Putin Democratic National Committee Russia Election Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Debbie Wasserman Schultz Prime Minister of Russia Democratic Party
Should House Democrats write off rural congressional districts?
It’s a question being posed by Rep. Sean Maloney in his independent autopsy of 2016
1665 points by The Washington Post | Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee United States House of Representatives Chicago Barack Obama United States Republican Party President of the United States Democratic Party
Morning Spin: Rauner dismisses 'overblown emotion' on DeVos pick
Welcome to Clout Street: Morning Spin, our weekday feature to catch you up with what's going on in government and politics from Chicago to Springfield. Topspin Gov. Bruce Rauner dismissed concerns about Education Secretary Betsy DeVos as “overblown emotion” Tuesday hours after her controversial...
4807 points by Chicago Tribune | Illinois Barack Obama United States Senate Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee President of the United States Democratic Party Chicago Bill Clinton
Democrats to plot anti-Trump strategy - in Congress and at the polls - in Baltimore
The annual issues conference, House Democrats' first with control of neither Congress nor the White House since 2006, is more introspective and less star-studded than previous years.
402 points by The Washington Post | Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee President of the United States Democratic Party Nancy Pelosi John Boehner Chicago United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Steny Hoyer
Emanuel meets with Uber, with new idea in the works
Emanuel said Monday he had a West Coast meeting with Uber and is working with the company on an idea he hopes will benefit the Chicago.
47 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Rahm Emanuel Rod Blagojevich White House Chief of Staff Hotel Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Donald Trump
Steve Wynn takes over as new GOP money man
Billionaire casino magnate Steve Wynn says he voted for Democrat Barack Obama in 2008, and he didn’t fully embrace the 2016 candidacy of longtime rival Donald Trump until after the real estate developer had already won.
445 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | George W. Bush Wynn Las Vegas Republican National Committee President of the United States Barack Obama Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Wynn Resorts Donald Trump
Roskam among Republicans on tightrope with constituents over Trump
Rep. Peter Roskam, of Wheaton, a six-term incumbent with a high profile and fundraising muscle in a reliably Republican district, would not be the target of the House Democrats' campaign arm in normal times.But Roskam is alone among the state's seven Republican congressmen in that he won another...
924 points by Chicago Tribune | Peter Roskam Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Randy Hultgren United States House of Representatives Tammy Duckworth Donald Trump
Eyeing the House, Democrats move to hire operatives in 20 GOP-held districts
The ‘March Into ’18’ project aims to harness anti-Trump protests in an unprecedented early investment for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
13045 points by The Washington Post | Barack Obama Democratic Party President of the United States United States presidential election 2008 Election Day Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee United States John McCain
Paul Ryan continues fundraising blitz in 2017, transferring $3.4 million to elect House Republicans
The January haul shows that even in the age of President Trump, Ryan remains a prodigious fundraiser with deep ties to the GOP donor base.
454 points by The Washington Post | President of the United States Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Herbert Hoover Republican Party George W. Bush United States House of Representatives Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Democratic Party
Morning Spin: Emanuel to give speech on Chicago violence, policing tonight
Welcome to Clout Street: Morning Spin, our weekday feature to catch you up with what's going on in government and politics from Chicago to Springfield. Topspin Mayor Rahm Emanuel today is expected to deliver a broad speech on how he plans to quell the city’s rising murder rate, a day after his...
59 points by Chicago Tribune | Police Democratic Party Donald Trump Joe Biden Chicago Illinois Ivanka Trump Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Can this retired U.S. Marines colonel unseat longtime San Diego County Rep. Darrell Issa?
Douglas Applegate knew he might get an earful when he started knocking on doors in this solidly Republican town, once home to Richard Nixon’s Western White House. “You’re a Democrat? You’re in the wrong place,” snapped one woman, holding her dog at bay before she sent Applegate on his way. That...
5841 points by Los Angeles Times | Democratic Party Republican Party George W. Bush Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee United States House of Representatives California's 49th congressional district Orange County California California
Data show outside groups spent $4 million more on Nevada races
Most of the spending went into the competitive Senate race between U.S. Rep. Joe Heck, R-Nev., and Democratic candidate Catherine Cortez Masto, a former Nevada attorney general.
3 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee United States Senate United States National Republican Senatorial Committee National Republican Congressional Committee Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Hill committee Graphic design
Data shows outside groups spent $4 million more on Nevada races
Most of the spending went into the competitive Senate race between U.S. Rep. Joe Heck, R-Nev., and Democratic candidate Catherine Cortez Masto, a former Nevada attorney general.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee United States Senate United States National Republican Senatorial Committee National Republican Congressional Committee Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Hill committee Graphic design
How a congressional race in Santa Barbara became one of the most expensive in the country
The political mailers piled up at David Rowan’s Paso Robles home this spring as nine different candidates sought to escape the June primary for a shot at replacing retiring Democratic Rep. Lois Capps.  One flier stood out to Rowan, a 69-year-old Republican and semi-retired private investigator....
298 points by Los Angeles Times | Political action committee Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Democracy Election Democratic Party Voting Republican Party Elections
Election hacks raise fears of Russian influence
Recent hacks of election data systems in at least two states have raised fear among lawmakers and intelligence officials that a foreign government is trying to seed doubt about – or even manipulate – the presidential race, renewing debate over when cyberattacks cross red lines and warrant a U.S. res...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | Russia Vladimir Putin United States President of the United States Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Prime Minister of Russia Federal Bureau of Investigation Boris Yeltsin
Wealthy Mexican businessman guilty of making illegal campaign donations to San Diego mayoral candidates
A wealthy Mexican businessman accused of making illegal campaign donations to candidates in San Diego’s 2012 mayoral race was convicted Friday of 36 counts, including conspiracy to make political contributions by a foreign national. José Susumo Azano Matsura also was found guilty in federal court...
5 points by Los Angeles Times | Supreme Court of the United States Political campaign Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee San Diego Jury California's 50th congressional district California's 51st congressional district Fundraising