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After Slapping Facebook on the Wrist, Will Kohm Go Through the Revolving Door?

Over 75 percent of top officials at the Commission over the last two decades have either come from corporate interests confronting FTC issues, mainly in the tech industry, or left to take such corporate jobs.

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SLUDGE REPORT: Horrible Bosses, Middle East Grifters & Dark Money

Your biweekly summary of the most shameful corruption in politics.

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ICE Contracts Are Booming. See Which Vendors Are in Your State.

Companies and other entities that make money from Immigration and Customs Enforcement contracts are flush in 2019, thanks to President Trump's harsh immigration operation.

Ditch the Unemployment Rate

Does President Trump really have the benefit of a strong economy heading into the 2020 election year?

Opinion
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Ogilvy Employees Confront Boss Over CBP Contracts Following Sludge Report

Sludge's reporting on CBP contractors inspired employee protests at the ad agency Ogilvy, prompting follow-up reports in NPR, the Wall Street Journal, BuzzFeed News, AdWeek, and many local outlets.

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As Charles Koch Cultivates Anti-War Image, Koch Industries Profits from Defense Contracts

The right-wing billionaire has teamed up with unlikely ally George Soros on “military restraint,” but Koch Industries subsidiaries make millions by supplying the Navy with circuitry.

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Big Banks Are Divesting From Private Prisons, Thanks to Anti-ICE Activism

So far this year, six major bank have made broad public commitments to no longer provide new financing to the private prison industry after current financial agreements expire.

Mega-Bank Merger Exemplifies Dangerous Trends

The House Financial Services Committee is set to hold a hearing on the largest bank merger in a decade.

Opinion
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Facing a Green New Deal Backer, Lipinski Gets a Boost From Oil and Gas PACs

Fossil fuel company PACs flocked to centrist Democrat Rep. Dan Lipinski after his progressive primary challenger entered the race.

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