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Presidential Candidate Pete Buttigieg Campaigns In New Hampshire Ahead Of Primary
Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks at Merrimack American Legion Post 98 February 06, 2020 in Merrimack, New Hampshire.Win McNamee/Getty Images

Buttigieg Skirts Anti-Corruption Laws by Campaigning With ‘Dark Money’ Group

Despite ban on coordination between PACs and campaigns, Pete Buttigieg appeared at an event hosted by a "dark money" affiliate of a super PAC that is backing him.

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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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