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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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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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Democrats’ Budget Plan Would Cost Only Half of One Percent of GDP

The Biden administration and Senate Democrats' $3.5 trillion spending plan would have a net cost of $1-1.75 trillion over 10 years, budget groups say, less than the costs of the Trump tax cuts of 2017.

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News Outlet Founded by Blue Dog Dem Operatives Promotes Big Pharma’s Lobbying Aims

Leaders of a centrist advocacy group with funding from the pharmaceutical industry founded outlet The Well News and have editorial input on its promoted posts.

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AT&T Is the Top Corporate Donor to the Texas Abortion Ban Co-Authors

Sludge reviewed the campaign contributions that the 22 Republican co-authors of the heartbeat bill have received and found that telecom and media giant AT&T has been by far the largest corporate donor to the group.

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ALEC Lied About Its Work on Election Suppression Bills

ALEC claims that it "doesn't work on voting issues," but its CEO told a very different story to her right-wing audience at a Council for National Policy meeting in May.

Biden Oil Envoy Advised Emirati Gas Firm and Owns Stock in Human Rights-Violating Companies

A financial disclosure reveals that Special Envoy for Energy Affairs Amos Hochstein operated a shadow consultancy with foreign fossil fuel clients.

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Defense Contractors Are Top Donors to House Election Objectors, Report Finds

The top Fortune 500 donors this year to House GOP election objectors are weapons companies whose revenue comes overwhelmingly from defense contracts.

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Health Care and Hedge Fund Execs Fundraise for Gottheimer as He Leads Moderate Crusade Against Reconciliation Bill

Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-N.J.) is the unofficial leader of a bloc of conservative Democrats opposing the up to $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package.

Cattle Rancher Cynthia Lummis Wants to Deregulate Meat Inspection

While she works on legislation to deregulate meat inspection, Sen. Lummis is simultaneously a partner at a family beef cattle business.

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General Electric Gets Billions in Defense Contracts While Reps Hold Its Stock

Texas Republican Michael McCaul owned up to $6 million in G.E. shares as he sits on the House Armed Services Committee that sets defense funding levels.

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Lawmakers Benefit From Booming Defense Stocks

Here are the members of Congress who own stock in defense contractors like Lockheed Martin and Raytheon.

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

Boebert Failed to Disclose Husband’s Nearly Half-Million Energy Company Salary

The late disclosure raises ethical questions for transparency advocates.

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It’s Not Just Manchin: The Top Energy Dem in the House Also Has Fossil Fuel Conflicts

Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.), chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, benefits from investments in the fossil fuel industry while crafting climate policies.

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Pelosi Fortune Rose Sharply in 2020

Nancy and Paul Pelosi's estimated net worth jumped by 16.2 percent in 2020 from the prior year, a sharper rise than the couple enjoyed in all but one other year over the past decade.

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

Wisconsinites Prepare Fair Maps to Counter Expected GOP Gerrymandering

The maps, drawn by the public, will be submitted to a state commission that could influence redistricting ahead of a likely court battle.

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The Roadblocks to Banning Congress From Trading Stocks

Active stock traders Zoe Lofgren and Gary Peters chair the committees where bills banning congressional stock trades are being left to die.

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For the People Act Would Slow the Revolving Door

A 13-word provision tucked into the massive voting and ethics package could help curb shadow lobbying, particularly by former Department of Defense employees.

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