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The Top 5 Corporate Donors of "Hard Money" for Election 2016

The top five corporate donors are giving major bucks to Republicans and Democrats this election cycle…

They're giving what's called "hard money" in support of the candidates.

Here's what hard money is and the top five corporations giving the most of it...

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Look to Lois Lerner for Clues to the Fate of John Koskinen

The degree of IRS official Lois Lerner's responsibility in the 2013 targeting scandal may never be known, but embattled Internal Revenue Service Chief John Koskinen can take comfort from her story.

He faces another congressional impeachment hearing this week as GOP lawmakers seek to have him removed. But Koskinen knows Lois Lerner was in much deeper trouble back in 2013.

Yet she not only emerged unscathed, she's living a life most Americans would envy...

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The 4 New Gun Control Measures in Congress — and Why Each Will Fail (CHART)

Four gun control measures are expected to be introduced to the Senate today.

Here's a look at each one, and why they'll all end up failing...

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"The Rich" to Be Denied Tax Deductions on Drug-Test Fail, Under New Legislation

One U.S. congresswoman thinks drug testing the rich will save more taxpayer money than screening possible welfare recipients.

In fact, she's introducing a bill today that seeks to do just that...

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The Real Reason Our Do-Nothing Congress Gets Nothing Done

Our do-nothing Congress gets less done every year.

The current Congress is on track to pass the fewest laws in the history of the republic. And while gridlock is partly to blame for the do-nothing Congress, that's only half the story.

Congress can't get anything done because it simply doesn't have the time.

And you'll be outraged when you find out what they're doing instead...

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One of the Most Profitable Social Security Benefits Is About to Disappear

Thanks to President Obama's new budget deal, married couples have one week to take advantage of one of the best Social Security benefits.

This benefit allows married couples to boost their retirement benefits by upwards of $60,000.

And Congress is taking it away just because it's too great to go on unchecked...

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Congress' Trillion-Dollar Budget Crisis No One Is Talking About

There's a looming budget crisis involving America's defense program – what's known as the "nuclear triad."

No one's talking about it.

But it's going to cost U.S. taxpayers big – as in "trillions of dollars" big.

Here's what you need to know about this unnecessary modernization and where all that money will likely go...

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U.S. Government Shutdown History

A government shutdown last week would’ve been the 13th in all of U.S. government shutdown history. It was narrowly avoided when a stopgap measure passed through Congress just hours before the Sept. 30 midnight deadline.

But this was only a temporary solution – the shutdown still looms…

You see, the stopgap legislation finances the government through Dec. 11.

Since 1980, there have been 12 government shutdowns.

Here’s a look at each one...

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October Defense Bill Will Be Obama's 5th Veto – Here's a Full List

President Barack Obama has promised to veto the impending defense bill next week. We can't help but wonder what the Commander-in-Chief's motives are for doing so.

After all, if you look at his vetoing track record, you're bound to spot a distinct pattern.

Here's what that patterns looks like...

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Wasteful Government Spending: Walls That Melt in the Rain, Catfish Inspectors, and More

With a national debt of $18.4 trillion, you'd think that tracking down and eliminating wasteful government spending would be more of a U.S. priority.

In the tradition of retired Sen. Tom Coburn, two lawmakers, Rep. Steve Russell, R-OK, and Sen. John McCain, R-AZ, are now publishing examples of government waste.

Here are 11 hard-to-stomach instances of wasteful government spending...