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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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Blue Dog-Affiliated Website Blurs Line Between Newsroom and Political Advertiser

The Well News, founded by employees of a Blue Dog-affiliated nonprofit, appears to be exploiting a campaign finance loophole to run ads boosting Blue Dog Democrats.

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Pennsylvania Lawmakers Once Again Boot Lobbyist Gift Ban From Agenda

Lobbyists will continue to be allowed to give Pennsylvania lawmakers unlimited gifts until the legislature takes up gift ban legislation that has stalled for years.

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Neal’s Reconciliation Plan Lets Investment Managers Keep Their Tax Loophole

Richard Neal supported closing the carried interest loophole in 2007, then began receiving more donations from the securities and investment industry.