WASHINGTON, DC - The Federal Election Commission headquarters October 24, 2016. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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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Oakland Voters to Decide on Fair Elections Measure

A ballot measure would create a public campaign financing option in Oakland, called "Democracy Dollars," and increase transparency of who is spending to influence city elections.

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Democrats’ Stock Ban Bill Has a Major Loophole, Ethics Expert Says

A former federal ethics official warns it would authorize “fake blind trusts in every branch of government.”

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Steve Wynn Makes Biggest Political Donation Yet

The donation was to a pro-Trump super PAC that is supporting Trump-endorsed Mehmet Oz and attacking Senate Democratic candidates this election cycle.