Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-WI) (L) and ranking member Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE) during a hearing in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill June 25, 2015 in Washington, D.C.Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

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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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.