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Corporate Media Must Stop Making Ads for Fossil Fuel Companies

Even now, when scientists say we’ve done irreversible damage to our planet, corporate and legacy news outlets won’t give up the fossil fuel dollars.

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Dems Hire Oil and Gas Astroturf Group Lobbyist for Environment Subcommittee

Kristi Parrott is joining the Subcommittee on Environment from HBW Resources, where she lobbied Congress on behalf of an astroturf group for oil majors.

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Hochul’s Stadium Swindle

The New York governor’s billion-dollar subsidy deal for a new Buffalo Bills stadium could reward her husband—and is the latest example of the state squeezing the Seneca Nation.

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Here Are the Congressional Democrats Who Donated to Anti-Choice Dem Henry Cuellar

Facing a strong primary challenge from pro-choice Jessica Cisneros, anti-abortion Democrat Henry Cuellar secured crucial campaign support from at least 18 Democratic incumbents.

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Companies Butter Up Likely Next Energy and Commerce Chair

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), the ranking member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, has received more business PAC donations this election cycle than any other House candidate.

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Scott Pruitt Runs for Senate After Trip Through Revolving Door

Trump's former EPA chief is raising campaign cash from his fossil fuel industry consulting clients.

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Corporate America is Helping to Elect Anti-Abortion Attorneys General

Abortion access is on the ballot in several states this year, where Democratic AG candidates have pledged not to enforce restrictive abortion laws and Republicans have said they would enforce the bans.

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

Florida GOP Deregulates Nursing Homes

Florida’s Republican politicians are shielding their campaign donors from liability while chipping away at safety standards for elderly residents.

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Protesters Target Michigan Businesses Over Voter Suppression

State business and political elites at the Mackinac Policy Conference were challenged by community groups over a Republican plan to pass new restrictions on elections and circumvent a veto from the governor.

Lobbying Primary category in which blog post is published

Steny Hoyer’s Secretive Island Club is Sponsored by the Gun Lobby

The Jefferson Islands Club brings D.C. elite together for duck hunts and oysters.

Tech Primary category in which blog post is published

Heidi Heitkamp Lobbies Against a Democratic FCC

The former Democratic senator is running misleading ads claiming that FCC nominee Gigi Sohn would be bad for rural America.

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Three More Senators Violated the STOCK Act

At least two more Democrats and a Republican senator failed to report stock transactions last year as a ban on congressional stock trading flounders in a Senate working group.

Defense Primary category in which blog post is published

Your Tax Dollars Are Propping Up the Gun Lobby

Some well-known gun makers hold rich contracts with the federal government as they lobby against firearms regulations.

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Supreme Court Strikes Candidate Loan Repayment Limits

The decision in a case brought by Sen. Ted Cruz means candidates with the means to loan their campaigns more than $250,000 can fully repay themselves with contributions raised after they are elected.

2022 Primary category in which blog post is published

Pro-Israel Lobby Spends Big to Defeat Progressive Summer Lee

Nearly three out of four dollars backing Lee's Democratic primary opponent Steve Irwin came from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee or super PACs deeply tied to it.

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Private Equity-Funded Super PAC Buys Attack Ads Against Progressive Challenger

A new super PAC formed to push back against progressive challengers plans to spend $800,000 on TV ads opposing Jamie McLeod-Skinner through the May 17 Oregon primary election.

Climate Primary category in which blog post is published

The Republican War Against Fossil Fuel Divestment

State and congressional Republican lawmakers are trying a bold new tack to stall the fossil fuel boycott and divestment movement — all the while oil and gas companies flood their campaign coffers.

2022 Primary category in which blog post is published

Kurt Schrader’s Hypocritical Citizens United Ad

Schrader's new campaign ad denounces Big Money spending in elections, but as treasurer of the corporate-funded Blue Dog PAC he has authorized $750,000 to a super PAC that is now running ads on his behalf.

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