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FEC May Put Soft Money Ruling on Hold

The Federal Election Commission is supposed to decide Thursday whether to restrict political contributions currently made by many tax-exempt groups. The new regulation would take millions of dollars -- mostly Democratic money -- out of the presidential campaign. Now FEC lawyers tell the regulatory body that it may want to hold off on a decision. NPR's Peter Overby reports.

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Peter Overby has covered Washington power, money, and influence since a foresighted NPR editor created the beat in 1994.