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After voting to deregulate the banks, Senate Democrats in close races are funding their campaigns with bank industry money
"Dark Money", a documentary about shadowy election spending in Montana and transparency in campaign finance, is available online through October 31st on the POV Docs website.
Revolving Door: Lobbyists-Turned-USDA-Officials Work With Junk Food Industry to Keep Soda, Candy in SNAP Program
Two top USDA officials in charge of SNAP policy who previously lobbied for grocers, soda and snack food trade groups were in frequent communication with the groups’ chief lobbyists.
Social media giant Facebook increased its state-level lobbying expenditures by 31 percent following the 2016 election.
New York state’s chief investment officer invested millions of retirement dollars in a fossil fuel company – and then joined the company’s board the same week she retired.
Days after this reporter revealed that Florida U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel owned stock in private prison giant CoreCivic, the lawmaker sold her shares.
A nearly invisible group calling itself the Truth in Democracy Coalition distributed flyers attacking a New York State Senate candidate without registering as a political committee.
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