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Members of Congress spent at least $469,000 at various Walt Disney properties through their leadership PACs in the past 5 years.Todd Anderson/Disney Parks via Getty Images

Former Lawmakers Ask FEC to Stop Politicians from Using PACs as Personal “Piggy Banks”

They are prepared to take the Federal Election Commission to court if it does not act.

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Hedge Fund Billionaires Power New Democratic Super PAC

The group's top donor has a history of backing Republicans.

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A Christian Nationalist Group Is Quietly Shaping Bills for State Legislatures

Seemingly disparate anti-LGBTQ, anti-choice bills can all be traced to Project Blitz, an elaborate legal strategy devised by a coalition of Christian Right groups.

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Buttigieg’s Antitrust Adviser is a Wells Fargo Attorney

The campaign has also had advisers sign non-disclosure agreements, and in at least one case attempted to lock someone up with a non-compete agreement.