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The Sludgy Career of Kurt Volker

The special envoy to Ukraine tried to have it both ways: Trump hatchet man and honorable public servant. He failed at both.

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Here’s How Github Justifies Making Money from ICE

A leaked email from CEO Nat Friedman attempts to placate employees who opposed doing business with the agency.

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Turning Point USA Blurs the Line Between Charity and Pro-Trump Political Group

TPUSA President Charlie Kirk attacked several of Trump’s potential 2020 opponents at an official event hosted by his charitable nonprofit.

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Twitter Declines to Explain Taking $1 Million From Anti-Immigrant Hate Group FAIR

The Federation for American Immigration Reform, the nation’s most powerful anti-immigrant hate group, appears to violate the company’s ad policies.

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Shadow Lobbyist Crowley to Raise Money for Kennedy’s Race Against Green New Deal Chief Sponsor

Crowley is one of several revolving-door influence peddlers who will host an upcoming fundraiser for Kennedy.

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Out With ALEC, In With Corporations Writing Their Own Laws

As the corporate bill mill wanes in influence, large businesses are taking matters into their own hands.

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SLUDGE REPORT: Charity Scammers. Russian Assets. Secret Votes.

Your regular summary of the most shameful corruption in politics.

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Trump Poised to Give Big Pharma a Big Present in India Trade Deal

Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi are discussing an agreement that would lock the world’s second-most-populous country into exclusive prescription drug arrangements.

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