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Sen. Bernie Sanders, appearing at a campaign stop in Concord, N.H., raised about $6 million in the first day of his 2020 presidential campaign, which was evidence that he has maintained strong grassroots support. Steven Senne/AP hide caption

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Democratic Presidential Contenders Look To Small Donations For Funding

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Appeals Court In Virginia To Hear Arguments In Trump Hotel Lawsuit

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Democrats' Election Reform Bill Takes Aim At 'Dark Money'

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A government ethics watchdog refused to certify Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross' recent financial disclosure, a rare rebuke of a Cabinet official. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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'Not In Compliance': Wilbur Ross, The Trump Official Who Keeps Watchdogs Up At Night

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Unpacking What The American Israel Public Affairs Committee Does

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Trump's Inaugural Committee Says It Intends To Cooperate With Federal Prosecutors

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Surrounded by her family, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., announces that she will run for president in 2020 on Jan. 16, 2019, in Troy, N.Y. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Democratic Presidential Hopefuls Compete To Spurn Establishment Cash

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Democratic Presidential Candidates Say 'No' To Corporate PAC Money

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The Old Post Office Pavilion Clock Tower, seen above the Trump International Hotel in Washington, remains open despite the partial government shutdown. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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The Old Post Office building's clock tower. The Trump International Hotel is also located in the Old Post Office. During the current government shutdown, the clock tower, which is run by the National Park Service, has remained open even as other parks have closed, again raising questions about the intermingling of President Trump's business interests with the federal government. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Historic Clock Tower At Trump's D.C. Hotel Remains Open Despite Shutdown

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Rep. John Sarbanes, D-Md., speaks during a news conference to unveil House Democrats' anti-corruption bill, the For the People Act, at the U.S. Capitol on Friday. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Protesters hold up signs and shirts behind then-Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt while testifying on Capitol Hill in April. Pruitt was one of a handful of Trump administration officials forced to resign while facing ethics investigations this year. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Why It's Been A Dismal Year For Ethics In Washington

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