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With poll numbers stagnant, Stein and Johnson spend big in August

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Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are dominating campaign finance headlines, but documents filed with the FEC Tuesday show the election’s most popular third-party candidates, Libertarian Party nominee… 737 more words

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Larry Lessig takes his plan to Congress

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Lawrence Lessig‘s plea to members of Congress wasn’t exactly diplomatic: “End the humiliation that is your life, the embarrassment that is our representative democracy.” 767 more words

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Team Blue routing Team Red in presidential fundraising, unlike 2012

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Many polls suggest the presidential race has gotten closer in recent weeks, but the financial status of the two campaigns and their allies is far less competitive. 1,289 more words

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Boehner joins the not-quite-a-lobbyist ranks

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Count former House Speaker John Boehner as the latest not-quite-a-lobbyist.

For nearly a decade, the number of registered lobbyists has slipped each year. This summer, the figure finally dipped below 10,000 — the lowest it’s been since the Center for Responsive Politics began keeping track in 1998. 1,415 more words

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MLB a little late to the game with FEC filings

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If only the MLB was as meticulous with its bookkeeping as it is with its player stats. 

The professional baseball organization’s PAC, the  648 more words

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Clinton, despite the pneumonia, far outstrips Trump in health industry funding

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Many Americans, understandably, want to elect a healthy president. With Hillary Clinton’s recent pneumonia diagnosis, the media has increased its focus on the relative health of both Clinton and Republican nominee… 438 more words

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