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385 stories published since 2016

‘Trump, Inc.’ Podcast: Where’d Trump’s Record Inauguration Spending Go? ‘It’s Inexplicable’

The Trump Administration’s Campaign to Weaken Civil Service Ramps Up at the VA

We’ve Updated Our Campaign Widget to Better Help You Follow the Money

How We Compiled Trump Town

What We Found in Trump’s Drained Swamp: Hundreds of Ex-Lobbyists and D.C. Insiders

Win or Lose in GOP Primary for Governor, Jeanne Ives Helps Push Illinois to the Right

We’ve Updated ‘The Money Game,’ Our Illinois Governor’s Race Fundraising Widget

How Political Pessimism Helps Doom Tougher Gun Laws

How We Made Our Illinois Governor’s Campaign Finance Widget

Congressman Calls For Investigation Of Conservative Think Tank

New Widget Helps You Follow the Money in the Illinois Governor’s Race

As Conservative Group Grows In Influence, Financial Dealings Enrich Its Leaders

NLRB Member Is Under Investigation for a Conflict of Interest

As March Primary Nears, Study on Cook County Property Tax System Still Under Wraps

Trump NLRB Appointee Finds a Way Around Conflict of Interest Rules

Manhattan District Attorney Says He’ll No Longer Accept Contributions From Lawyers With Cases Before Him

Rauner Takes Aim at State Lawmakers Who Appeal Property Taxes

Reinventing Represent

‘Independent’ Watchdog’s Secret Funder: Conservative Small-Government Group

Trump’s Dark Deregulation

Governors and Federal Agencies Are Blocking Nearly 1,300 Accounts on Facebook and Twitter

Covering the Midterms With Election DataBot

More Machine Learning About Congress’ Priorities

Despite Mayor’s Pledge, Hundreds of Chicago Cops Still in Desk Jobs

Book Review: The Ordeal of Appalachia

The Voter Fraud Commission Wants Your Data — But Experts Say They Can’t Keep It Safe

The Trump Administration Plans to End a Refugee Program for Children

Houston Officials Hope Harvey Convinces Congress to Fund Coastal Barrier

Is Anybody Home at HUD?

A Stealth History Lesson in Baltimore

Keep an Eye On Your State’s Congressional Delegation

New York Landlords Exploit Loophole to Hike Rents Despite Freeze

How Washington Blew Its Best Chance to Fix Immigration

The Great Republican Crack-up

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