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Voting booths and crates containing polling station supplies sit at a New York City Board of Elections voting machine facility warehouse, November 3, 2016 in the Bronx borough in New York City.Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Dysfunctional NYC Elections Board Staffed Through Pay-to-Play System

For employees of New York City's Board of Elections, donations to party bosses are often the key to professional advancement.

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Three More Senators Violated the STOCK Act

At least two more Democrats and a Republican senator failed to report stock transactions last year as a ban on congressional stock trading flounders in a Senate working group.

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Your Tax Dollars Are Propping Up the Gun Lobby

Some well-known gun makers hold rich contracts with the federal government as they lobby against firearms regulations.

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Supreme Court Strikes Candidate Loan Repayment Limits

The decision in a case brought by Sen. Ted Cruz means candidates with the means to loan their campaigns more than $250,000 can fully repay themselves with contributions raised after they are elected.