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Democrats Have Lost Nine Senate Seats in Close Contests Since 2012

The populist economic message that kept Democratic voter turnout high in this year's Georgia Senate runoffs has largely been absent over the past decade of close losses.

Brick House Cooperative Primary category in which blog post is published

More and More Medicare Money is Flowing to Private Equity

Recent academic studies have found that private equity investment is rushing in to for-profit healthcare companies, but patients may not benefit.

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

Florida GOP Jacks Up Cities’ Campaign Contribution Limits

Language tucked into a bill on ballot-measure donors preempts lower city and county campaign contribution limits that had been enacted by voters.

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Criticizing Joe Manchin’s Coal Conflicts is ‘Outrageous,’ Says Heitkamp

The former senator now works with multiple front groups, including one run by a fossil fuel lobbying firm.

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Oil and Gas Groups Use Facebook to Fight Climate Measures

The American Petroleum Institute and the American Gas Association have spent a combined nearly $450,000 on Facebook ads since August 11, a new analysis found.

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Deficit Fears Have Deep History in Corporate-Funded Democratic Party Groups

As corporate-backed Democrats threaten to block the party's reconciliation bill, their talking points draw on support from deficit scold allies among party leaders and well-funded ideological groups.

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Corporate PACs Reward Democrats Opposing Reconciliation Package

Nine Democrats threatening to sink the reconciliation bill pulled in more than $150,000 in PAC donations last month.

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Republicans Haven’t Always Been Against Lifting the Debt Limit

An analysis of past votes shows Senate Republicans have provided the majority of votes to lift the debt limit during Republican administrations.

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

How Democracy Vouchers Increase Political Engagement

A new book explores how democracy vouchers, now in use in their third election cycle in Seattle, are being used by candidates to power their campaigns and are increasing the diversity of the donor base.

Defense Primary category in which blog post is published

House Dems Opposed to Cutting Pentagon Budget Got 3.7x More in Defense Industry Cash

Fewer Democrats voted yesterday to cut the Defense budget by 10% than voted for an identical proposal last year.

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House to Vote on the Largest Defense Budget in History

House progressives have again introduced amendments to significantly reduce the massive Pentagon budget of at least $768 billion.

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Manchin Poised to Profit From Mine Reclamation Funding He Championed

Enersystems, Joe Manchin's family coal company, has contracts with the only power plant in West Virginia that burns coal from reclaimed mine projects.

Brick House Cooperative Primary category in which blog post is published

Manchin Removes Ethics Provisions From Democratic Reform Bill

Senate Democrats' Freedom to Vote Act would no longer strengthen conflict of interest rules that prevent members of Congress from working on legislation primarily for their own financial interests.

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

Blue Dog-Affiliated Website Blurs Line Between Newsroom and Political Advertiser

The Well News, founded by employees of a Blue Dog-affiliated nonprofit, appears to be exploiting a campaign finance loophole to run ads boosting Blue Dog Democrats.

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

Pennsylvania Lawmakers Once Again Boot Lobbyist Gift Ban From Agenda

Lobbyists will continue to be allowed to give Pennsylvania lawmakers unlimited gifts until the legislature takes up gift ban legislation that has stalled for years.

Brick House Cooperative Primary category in which blog post is published

Neal’s Reconciliation Plan Lets Investment Managers Keep Their Tax Loophole

Richard Neal supported closing the carried interest loophole in 2007, then began receiving more donations from the securities and investment industry.

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Gates Foundation Was Major Donor to Pro-Biden ‘Dark Money’ Network

The parent organization of a Democratic "dark money" behemoth received nearly $70 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 2020 as it financed super PACs boosting Joe Biden's presidential campaign.

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Tea Party Patriots Are Behind Pro-Trump Doctors Grifting Off of Fake Covid Cures

Documents obtained by CMD show that the Tea Party Patriots Foundation was the fiscal sponsor of the organization behind America's Frontline Doctors, which spread lies about Covid-19 and is scamming customers looking for vaccine alternatives.

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