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Chief Justice Roberts Keeps ‘Dark Money’ Dark

Starting tomorrow, political groups were going to have to reveal their anonymous donors—until Chief Justice Roberts stepped in.

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New York Special Interests Unload Outside Money to Help GOP-Aligned Dems

Unions, charter school boosters, the hospital lobby and other special interests have spent $2.2 million on independent expenditures in New York state races this year. Of the Senate spending, 69 percent is benefiting Democrats who have aligned with Republicans.

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Mysterious Political Group Linked to N.Y. Sen. Martin Dilan is Funded by Big Real Estate

An eight-term state senator from North Brooklyn, who was recently exposed for failing to report thousands in campaign contributions, appears to have a shadow group that’s taking cash from the same real estate interests that fund his campaign.

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Unions Given Tappan Zee Bridge Work Made Massive Donations to Cuomo

The unions received as much as $1.5 billion in work on the $4 billion bridge

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Real Estate Tycoon Funds Last-Minute $100,000 Attack on Zephyr Teachout in New York AG Race

On Sept. 7, a digital ad campaign against progressive New York attorney general candidate Zephyr Teachout began, funded with a six-figure donation from a prominent real estate figure who’s backing her opponent Sean Patrick Maloney.

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FEC Opens Door for Corporations to Give In-Kind Campaign Donations

An advisory opinion allowing Microsoft to give campaigns free software could set a precedent allowing companies to give in-kind donations, despite the ban on corporate political contributions.

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Watchdog Groups Urge House to Pass Anti-Corruption Rules Following Collins Arrest

Thirteen organizations are calling on members of the U.S. House to pass a recent resolution that would prevent members from serving on the boards of publicly traded companies after Rep. Chris Collins was arrested on fraud charges.

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With $10 Billion Defense Contract Pending, Jeff Bezos Donates Millions to Put Veterans in Congress

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife made their largest political contribution to date to a super PAC dedicated to electing military veterans for federal office.

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