Photo from the 2002 US Senior Open at Caves Valley Gold Club in Baltimore, Maryland. In January 2017, Pete Sessions' leadership PAC spent $20,000 on a club membership for the congressman.Getty Images

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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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.

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Sugar Industry-Backed Senators Urge No Action on High Sugar Prices

In a letter to Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack, the senators warn against changing the programs that jack up prices for American sugar.

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Maine’s Biggest City to Vote on Clean Elections Measure

The measure in Portland would institute a public campaign financing option similar to one already in place in the state, as well as prohibit corporate contributions and spending by foreign-controlled groups.