FEC Considers Barring Politicians From Using Leadership PACs as Slush Funds

The Federal Election Commission wants to hear from the public about whether lawmakers should be allowed to spend money from their PACs on golf clubs and luxury resorts.

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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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NYC Council To Hold Public Hearing on #AbolishICE

Councilmember Carlos Menchaca's legislative push was inspired by a Sludge investigation in July that discovered ongoing NYC government contracts with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

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MoveOn Endorses Progressive Challengers to Former Breakaway Democrats in NY

In a first in New York, the national progressive group endorsed in state legislative races, backing four challengers to members of the now-defunct IDC.

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John McCain’s Replacement is a Revolving-Door Lobbyist

As a lobbyist, Kyl pushed legislative issues for private clients that he could vote on as a member of the Senate

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Vowing to Fight Epidemic, Delaware Senator Takes Money From Opioid Makers Sued by His State

Democrat Tom Carper, who has a primary challenge on Sept. 6, says he is committed to fighting the opioid epidemic, but he has received thousands from Big Pharma and refuses to support a bill that would fund state's efforts to treat opioid addicts.

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As Zephyr Teachout Rises, Real Estate Puts Its Money on Her Rivals

The next attorney general will set the tone on investigating and prosecuting bad actors in New York's multi-billion dollar real estate industry.

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AT&T’s Top California Lobbyist Dodges Gift Ban and Ethics Requirements

By hiding his lobbying and not registering, AT&T’s Bill Devine can lobby the Legislature without following the restrictions of California’s Political Reform Act, a new complaint alleges.

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