Indigenous Alaskans harpooning a whale, Point Barrow, Alaska, 1935Stanley Morgan / Department of Defense

Alaskan Natives Caught in Japan Whale Lobby’s Net

As Japan seeks to drum up support for its whaling program, signs point to it once again using indigenous Alaskans as political leverage.

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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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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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After Years of Obstruction, Congress Passes Electronic Filing Requirement for Senate Candidates

Despite opposition from McConnell, legislation ending the use of paper forms for campaign finance reporting is close to becoming law.