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Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke stands on top of his vehicle to speak to an overflow of voters at Pour Coffeehouse on March 24, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada.Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Shunning Corporate PACs Won’t End Corporate Influence in Elections

Swearing off corporate PAC money is "mostly symbolic," says one campaign finance expert.

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Seeking Signatures, Ballot Campaigns Face Social Distancing Challenges

Organizers working to gather petition signatures seek to protect public health and safety while qualifying for the November ballot.

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Mnuchin’s Fortune Tied to Companies He Can Bail Out

Through his $454 billion bailout fund, Mnuchin can boost the stocks of companies comprising some of his largest investments.

Ban Members of Congress From Lobbying For Life

The massive corporate bailout shows that lobbyists have their grip on Washington. Congress' next ethics reform package needs to slam shut the revolving door.

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