Former House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) watches the game between the Washington Nationals and Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on May 11, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Take (Donors and Lobbyists) Out to the Ball Games

A Sludge data analysis finds that leadership PACs, which are less regulated than candidate committees, are spending on tickets for members of Congress to schmooze with lobbyists and campaign donors.

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Companies Are Pausing Their PACs, But Their Trade Groups Aren’t

Dozens of companies paused their PAC donations to Republican election objectors, but a loophole could continue sending them funds through corporate trade associations.

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Eleven Years Later, Democrats Will Try Again to Address Citizens United’s Dark Money Problem

Both chambers of Congress are planning to vote on the For the People Act, which would force dark money groups to reveal their donors.

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Biden’s Huge Inaugural Donations Would be Banned Under Democrats’ Ethics Bill

Government watchdog groups called on Biden's presidential inaugural committee to reject million-dollar donations from corporations seeking to influence the new administration.