Payday loan company in St. Louis, MissouriThomas Hawk on Flickr (CC )

Reps Calling for Payday Lender Bailout Get 6x More Money From Payday Lenders

The representatives seek an exemption from loan regulations so that payday lenders can receive funding from the coronavirus relief package meant to bail out small businesses.

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Trump Admin Finalizes Rule That Could Protect Foreign Dark Money in Elections

The rule, which takes effect today, allows dark money nonprofits to cease reporting information to the IRS that the government would need to enforce campaign finance laws.

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Arati Kreibich vs. the Human Fundraising Machine

A progressive challenge for Trump’s favorite New Jersey Democrat

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Three More States Expand Vote-By-Mail, Leaving Five Holdouts

With preparation time running short, Connecticut, Kentucky, and South Carolina recently expanded access to absentee ballot requests, as court challenges play out in Missouri, Tennessee, and Texas around vote-by-mail during the pandemic.