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Politics: Democratic Campaigns

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Comedian Bill Maher's $1 million check to the superPAC supporting President Obama's re-election is the first seven-figure donation to the group since Obama tacitly endorsed the fundraising strategy in early February.

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Carla Marinucci,Joe Garofoli

San Francisco philanthropist Susie Tompkins Buell, one of the Democratic Party's most generous benefactors, is keeping her checkbook closed when President Obama holds high-priced California fundraisers this week.

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Well, as Clinton correctly said, "It's the economy, stupid." This is hands-down the determining factor in how most people will vote. Unfortunately, most people don't have a clue what actually makes for a strong economy.

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Corzine, of course, has most recently been in the news for being on the wrong side of a $6.3 billion bet as head of MF Global. "MF Global filed for bankruptcy on October 31, after $6.3 billion in risky bets on European sovereign debt spooked investor