The Federal Election Commission headquarters October 24, 2016 in Washington, DC.Chip Somodevilla / Getty

Government Contractors Are Making Political Contributions, Despite Longstanding Ban

Federal election law prohibits these kinds of donations because of concerns over pay-to-play government contracting, but contractors are still making them—and the FEC is not actively working to stop them.

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Congress Won’t Stop Trading Stocks

Researchers studying congressional stock ownership have found that the practice has effects on lobbying activity and potentially on market movements.

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Here’s Who’s Funding the PAC Attacking Nina Turner

Democratic Majority for Israel has spent hundreds of thousands on anti-Turner attack ads and misleading mailers to influence the Ohio special election primary.

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The DCCC’s Top Bundler Is an Oil Lobbyist

An American Petroleum Institute lobbyist has given the Democratic Party group nearly $1 million.