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PAC Contributions Returned

While members of Congress and federal candidates are known for soliciting millions of dollars from political action committees (PACs), there are a few instances when campaigns refund the money to PACs .  

Treasurers of corporate, trade association, and labor PACs are happy to get the money back, especially after they have already received credit for making the original contribution. Now they can use the money to give to another campaign.  

Mike Rogers Retirement Leaves Big Hole in the House

(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

The retirement announcement of Intelligence Chairman Mike J. Rogers Friday morning leaves a big hole for the House — and the Sunday talk show circuit — to fill.  

Rogers, who will become a radio talk show host , had become in some ways the face of the intelligence community on television, racking up more Sunday show appearances than any other member of Congress each of the last two years . The telegenic former FBI agent repeatedly defended the National Security Agency against attacks following the avalanche of leaks by Edward Snowden, often taking a harder line than the White House.