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Finance Billionaires Fund Conor Lamb Super PAC

Lamb has embraced the super PAC despite calling for Citizens United to be overturned.

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Lobbyist-Led Dark Money Group Buys Pro-Schrader Ads in Tightly Contested Oregon Primary

Better Jobs Together, which previously ran ads for Henry Cuellar and Kyrsten Sinema, is on the air for Kurt Schrader in his primary contest against a progressive challenger.

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Good Gov Groups Slam New York’s New Ethics Commission Plan

Politicians will still have too much control over the ethics commissioners, the groups say, as part of a state budget deal negotiated behind closed doors.

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New App Helps You Opt Out of Corporate Media

The OptOut news aggregation app, launched last month, aims to level-up the distribution of independent journalism.

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Nonprofit Group Takes Aim at Foreign Money in Politics

The organization Free Speech for People is promoting legislation at the state, federal, and local levels that would prohibit foreign-influenced corporations from making political donations, potentially affecting every S&P 500 company.

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Gayle Manchin Awards Grant Benefiting Her Husband’s Political Helpers

Among the recipients is a business park directed by Joe Manchin's campaign treasurer.

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Rearden Assisted With Key Evidence in Chevron Case Against Donziger

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says progressives misunderstand Biden nominee Jennifer Rearden's record representing companies including Chevron.

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The Other Manchin’s Conflicts Of Interest

Joe Manchin’s wife Gayle helps lead a commission that recently awarded $1.5 million to a nonprofit tied to her business partner.

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Pharma Lobbyist-Run Group Places $300k Ad Buy for Kurt Schrader

The dark-money group Center Forward, which is buying the ads, has received millions from the pharmaceutical industry in recent years.

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Publishing Giants Are Fighting Libraries on E-Books

The Association of American Publishers filed suit to block a new Maryland law that aims to increase public libraries' access to e-books, with support from a powerful copyright lobbying group.

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Oakland Community Groups Launch Campaign to Fight Big Money in Elections

The Fair Elections Oakland coalition has launched an effort to pass a public campaign financing program—called "Democracy Dollars"—like the vouchers used in Seattle elections since 2017.

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Omnibus Bill Contains Dark Money Riders

Congress put provisions in the 2,741-page omnibus funding bill that are designed to stop the government from improving transparency of money in politics.

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A Climate Wake-Up Call for the Chemical Industry

Government investigators say lax regulations are increasing the risk of extreme weather-related chemical disasters.

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Another Possible Stock Trading Loophole

Members of Congress would be allowed to continue trading industry funds under the two leading stock trading ban bills in Congress.

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House Takes Step Toward Banning Stock Trading for Members of Congress

Lawmakers have reportedly begun requesting testimony from government watchdog groups.

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Florida Republican Introduces ALEC Bill to Protect Dark Money in Politics

The bill would make it a crime for regulators to reveal the donors behind dark money groups trying to influence the state's elections.

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AIPAC Makes Its First Campaign Donations

The pro-Israel lobbying powerhouse has a new PAC.

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Deficit Hawk Henry Cuellar Makes it Rain for His Defense Donors

The Texas Democrat has taken hundreds of thousands from defense companies with histories of ripping off taxpayers.

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