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A ground assistant of the Alitalia airline company wearing a protective mask waits to assist passengers at Terminal 3 of the Leonardo Da Vinci international airport of Rome Fiumicino on March 17, 2020 in Rome, Italy.Marco Di Lauro / Getty Images

After Buyback Spree, Airlines Look to Record Lobbying to Secure Bailout

Airlines spent more than ever on lobbying and campaign contributions in 2019. The spending could help grease the skids for a bailout.

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DNC Members Outline Party Reforms in Letter To Biden

Twenty-nine Democratic National Committee members have joined a call for structural reforms to increase transparency and ensure fairness in the nominating process.

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Lawyer Celebrated as Democracy ‘Hero’ Gutted Campaign Finance Laws

From paving the way for super PACs to helping tech companies dodge disclosure rules, Democratic superlawyer Marc Elias has for years worked to empower Big Money political donors.

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Pelosi Ignored Her Own Caucus on Voting Reform For Years, Allowing States to Restrict Access

House Democrats outside of leadership have repeatedly proposed legislation on early voting and vote-by-mail, but Speaker Pelosi and the other leaders never got on board.