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July 18, 2017 – Tampa Bay Times

Endangered dept: Carlos Curbelo raising $54,000 a week

July 17, 2o17 – The Citizen’s Voice

Transparency is needed in Congress

July 16, 2017 – Billings Gazette

Archaic Senate rule, Preserving river project, Preventing premature death 

July 16, 2017 – Newsmax

Trump Raises $13.3 Million in Second Quarter, FEC Records Show

July 16, 2017 – Voice of America

Watchdogs Push for Beefing Up US Government Ethics Office

July 15, 2017 – Bloomberg

Trump Campaign Paid $50,000 to Firm Now Representing Son

July 14, 2017 – Morning Consult

It is Time for the U.S. Senate to Join the 21st Century*

July 12, 2017 – Detroit News

Don’t pump more money into politics*

July 7, 2017 – Bloomberg

Calls to Bolster U.S. Ethics Agency Reach Crescendo after Director Quits

June 29, 2017 – The Hill

Post-Watergate ethics panel needs urgent makeover*

June 26, 2017 – Roll Call

Lawmakers Want Trump’s Tax Returns, but Won’t Release Their Own

June 22, 2017 – Huffington Post

The Emerging Republican Majority

June 21, 2017 – Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Live updates: Karen Handel clinches Georgia’s 6th district

June 21, 2017 – Salon

Only 58 percent of eligible voters turned out for Georgia special election

June 21, 2017 – The Conversation

Only 58 percent of eligible voters turned out for Georgia special election

June 21, 2017 – Marietta Daily Journal

Karen Handel maintains GOP control of 6th District

June 20, 2017 – Daily Wire

In Most Expensive House Race Ever, GOP’s Handel Feats Dems’ Ossoff

June 20, 2017 – Agence France-Presse

Record campaign spending in Georgia as Democrat seeks anti-Trump upset

June 20, 2017 – Sirius XM

Interview: Voters head to polls in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District

June 20, 2017 – Washington Post

Some fishy activity from Congress

June 20, 2017 – Los Angeles Times

Why California is so interested in today’s nail-biter House race in Georgia

June 20, 2017 – Marietta Daily Journal

Test of 6th district today

June 20, 2017 – NBC News

Out-of-State Interests Spent $26.2 Million on Georgia Special Election

June 20, 2017 – Wall Street Journal

Morning Report

June 20, 2017 – The Center for Public Integrity

Georgia’s special congressional election proves all politics aren’t local

June 19, 2017 – CBS News

Trump calls out Ossoff, tweets support of Handel on eve of Georgia election

June 19, 2017 – Marietta Daily Journal

Test of 6th District today

June 19, 2017 – Slate

Will the 6th district swing left?

June 19, 2017 – Wall Street Journal

Money is Pouring Into the Georgia House Race – Here’s Where It’s Coming From

June 19, 2017 – Vox

Guess who’s funding multimillion-dollar ad blitzes slamming Ossoff’s out-of-state donors?

June 19, 2017 – Fox News

In Georgia House Race, Parties Battle for New Swing Voters

June 19, 2017 – Roll Call

Book Explores How Lobbyists Fill Void in Washington

June 19, 2017 – Atlanta-Journal Constitution

Spending in Georgia Sixth race pushes past $50 million

June 18, 2017 – Wall Street Journal

In Georgia House Race, Parties Battle for New Swing Voters

June 18, 2017 – Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson

Quitting Congress

June 14, 2017 – Roll Call

Word on the Hill: Mai Tais Flowing on the Hill

June 13, 2017 – Minnesota Public Radio

Listen: Questions on money and ethics in Washington

June 12, 2017 – Massachusetts Live

US Rep. Richard Neal transferred $1 out of every $6 in campaign contributions to Democratic Party, report finds

June 6, 2017 – Teen Vogue

Two former Reps. have the best advice for women who want to run for office*

June 1, 2017 – Bloomberg

White House waivers let Trump appointees work with past clients

May 31, 2017 – Sirius XM Radio

Interview: The Price of Power

May 30, 2017 – Huffington Post

A secret to leadership in Congress: Lean to the green*

May 30, 2017 – The Hill

Congress must reform its rigged ‘dial for dollars’ fundraising system*

May 30, 2017 – The Daily Signal

The Price of Power

May 30, 2017 – Washington Post Editorial Board

‘Some have classified it as treason,’ but the opposing-party lawmakers are collaborating

May 29, 2017 – Mic

Senior PGA Championship raises questions about Trump profiting off presidency

May 29, 2017 – C-SPAN

Interview: Congressional fundraising and the price of power

May 29, 2017 – Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson

Interview: Congress’ maddening, secretive quota system

May 26, 2017 – The Hill

Republican Gianforte wins hotly-contested Montana special election

May 26, 2017 – Wall Street Journal

Republican Greg Gianforte wins Montana House special election despite assault charge

May 25, 2017 – E&E News

Records, watchdogs raise questions on Zinke’s ethics deal

May 25, 2017 – American Prospect

Ethics Watchdog Can Only Do So Much

May 22, 2017 – Roll Call

Supreme Court affirms ban on ‘Soft Money’ in Campaigns

May 15, 2017 – Washington Post

P.S.: One of the ring leaders works in your bank!’: Is this congressman’s fundraising letter a threat?

May 7, 2017 – Denver Post

Ken Buck and Jared Polis are right to call for a stronger FEC*

May 4, 2017 – National Press Foundation

Reporters share tips for documenting campaign cash

May 4, 2017 – Roll Call

Trump order could lure churches into dark money politics

May 4, 2017 – USA Today

Trump’s trade pick clears hurdle, despite past foreign lobbying

May 1, 2017 – Politico

Trump’s new campaign ad mirrors one produced by pro-Trump nonprofit

April 27, 2017 – The Hill

Constitutional amendment could vastly improve campaign finance

April 27, 2017 – KUNC

Reps. Buck and Polis want better enforcement of campaign finance laws

April 25, 2017 – Austin American-Statesman

Texas congressman promotes an accounting method that benefits his car dealerships

April 24, 2017 – NPR

In Trump’s first 100 days, a resistance network digs in

April 24, 2017 – McClatchy

Texas congressman promotes an accounting method that benefits his car dealerships

April 21, 2017 – Associated Press

Trump secrecy threatens his ‘drain the swamp’ agenda

April 20, 2017 – CQ Roll Call

Rising Stars 2017: Advocates

April 20, 2017 – The Hill

Report: GOP lawmakers selling access to top staffers

April 20, 2017 – The Intercept

Republicans sell access to Congressional Staffers, Flouting Cardinal Ethics Rule

April 19, 2017 – PBS Newshour

What’s to come as Georgia special election moves into a runoff

April 18, 2017 – The Morning Call

Campaign money flowing to polarized Capitol Hill

April 18, 2017 – Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Georgia’s 6th District race heads to runoff following drama-filled night

April 18, 2017 – USA Today

George House race, seen as Trump referendum, heads to a runoff

April 17, 2017 – Sirius XM

Interview: The Federal Election Commission

April 17, 2017 – Breitbart

The Trump effect propels House campaigns to record fundraising

April 15, 2017 – LawNewz

‘We’ll See Them in Court’: Group Responds to White House’s Refusal to Release Visitor Logs

April 15, 2017 – New York Times

Trump Raises Millions for 2020 Election Bid

April 14, 2017 – The Hill

How Congress can reform campaign finance for the American people*

April 14, 2017 – Roll Call

Freedom Caucus Member’s Book Slams Money-Obsessed Politicians

April 13, 2017 – Bloomberg BNA

Bipartisan Bill Would Restructure FEC to End Gridlock

April 12, 2017 – Washington Examiner

Lawmakers launch bipartisan effort to break FEC stalemate

April 7, 2017 – Huffington Post

Nunes Blames ‘Left-Wing’ Activists for his Ethics Investigation, But That’s Not Quite Right

April 7, 2017 – Los Angeles Times

Devin Nunes steps aside as head of House inquiry into Russia’s meddling in 2016 election

April 3, 2017 – Teen Vogue

The Big Thing That’s Keeping Women Out of Politics*

April 1, 2017 – Bloomberg

All the President’s Millionaires: Trump Aides Unveil Assets

March 30, 2017 – Roll Call

Mnuchin’s ‘Batman’ Flap is no joke, ethics experts say

March 27, 2017 – The Hill

Money doesn’t buy elections and elections aren’t rigged. Period.

March 24, 2017 – Center for Responsive Politics

Trump’s “beachhead” teams host fodzens of former lobbyists

March 23, 2017 – Associated Press

On ethics of adviser’s China deal, Trump goes case by case

March 15, 2017 – Fox News

FBI No. 2 did not disclose wife’s ties to Clinton ally, records show

March 15, 2017 – Washington Examiner

Being in Congress is still all about fundraising and voters are tired of it*

March 2, 2017 – Mic

Will Trump help more women get elected to office?*

February 26, 2017 – NPR

Ethics Watchdog has big impact on federal workers, but not on Trump

February 21, 2017 – Law Newz

Watch out: Three sneaky ways that politicians could weaken the Office of Congressional Ethics*

February 14, 2017 – Bloomberg BNA

Icahn regulatory role risks conflict

February 10, 2017 – Center for Responsive Politics

For freshman lawmakers, debt is the cost of doing business

February 9, 2017 – American Prospect

Another first for Trump: A policy arm operating in total secret

February 9, 2017 – Washington Post

Under-the-radar change to congressional ethics watchdog may weaken it

February 9, 2017 – NPR

Defense Department renting at Trump tower is another step into ethical murk

February 3, 2017 – Bloomberg

Trump’s trade representative could negotiate for his biggest client’s industry

February 2, 2017 – The Hill

Battle over EPA pick is big business

January 31, 2017 – NPR

Trump Political Advisers Now Raising Money For His “America First” Agenda

January 30, 2017 – The Hill

Lobbyists adjust to Trump’s new rules

January 25, 2017 – Bloomberg

Trump’s trade pick may face hurdle over past lobbying for Brazil

January 23, 2017 – Wall Street Journal

Republicans set to gather for policy retreat backed by corporations

January 20, 2017 – Washington Post

Wealthy donors, once Trump’s punching bag, get VIP treatment at inauguration

January 19, 2017 – Huffington Post

The ethics problems plaguing Trump’s cabinet have sunk plenty of prior nominees

January 19, 2017 – The Hill

Forget insider trading: Tom Price may have violated House Ethics rules*

January 18, 2017 – Newsmax

Lobbyists retain role in Trump administration

January 18, 2017 – Center for Responsive Politics

A Senate vote on prescription drug price legislation calls royalties into question

January 17, 2017 – Roll Call

Crisis averted but future is still unclear for House watchdog

January 12, 2017 – Bloomberg

A soft-spoken ethics chief rips up the playbook to challenge Trump

January 12, 2017 – Marketplace

Trump’s plan to end conflicts raises questions

January 12, 2017 – Washington Post

7 questionable claims Donald Trump’s lawyer made while detailing his business plan

January 10, 2017 – NBC Nightly News

Trump Son-in-law Jared Kushner named Senior Adviser to President

January 9, 2017 – Politico

Selling his empire would cost Trump money. A lot of it.

January 9, 2017 – Associated Press

Trump’s pick for intel chief spent years as lobbyist

January 9, 2017 – Politico

10 ways Donald Trump could address his conflicts of interest

January 4, 2017 – Austin American-Statesman

Roger Williams was probed by ethics office targeted by Republicans

January 3, 2017 – The Street

House scraps Ethics Overhaul after Trump tweets

January 3, 2017 – The Nation

House Republicans dive into the swamp

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