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

FEC Dysfunction Now Threatens Democracy

As House Democrats call in witnesses to answer the questions raised by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report, Federal Election Commission officials should be at the top of their list.

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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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