Brick House Cooperative Primary category in which blog post is published

Kerry Cashes in on Oil and Gas Stocks

The climate czar sold his fossil fuel stocks on March 11, collecting as much as $825,000 from them.

Brick House Cooperative Primary category in which blog post is published

How Michael Bloomberg’s Former Campaign Manager Became Andrew Yang’s Favorite Fixer

Andrew Yang's campaign chiefs are employees of Tusk Strategies, a consulting firm whose clients have included AT&T, Uber, and private equity giant Blackstone.

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Biden Interior Nominee Worked for MBS’s Murderous NEOM Company

NEOM, which is slated to have an artificial moon, flying drone taxis, robot maids, and glow-in-the dark beach sand, is being constructed on land that for hundreds of years has been occupied by the Huwaitat tribe.

Brick House Cooperative Primary category in which blog post is published

Blue Dog Rep Jim Cooper Gets Progressive Primary Challenger

The Nashville Democrat, chair of the House subcommittee overseeing nuclear weapons programs, received max contributions last cycle from the PACs of several top defense contractors.

Climate Primary category in which blog post is published

Troy Carter Removed From ‘No Fossil Fuel Money’ Pledge Following Sludge Report

After signing the pledge on March 5, Carter violated it by taking at least nine large donations from fossil fuel interests.

Labor Primary category in which blog post is published

Democrat Opposed to the PRO Act Was Showered With Cash From Amazon Executives

Warner is one of just three Democrats who is not co-sponsoring the PRO Act.

Tech Primary category in which blog post is published

Stripe and Donorbox Face Calls to Cut Off Jan. 6 Rally Organizers

Both companies have terms of service that prohibit organizations that encourage violence.

Quick Hits Primary category in which blog post is published

Tax Chairman Neal Takes Checks From the Worst Corporate Tax Dodgers

Neal's Q1 FEC report shows donations from PACs of companies with tax rates as low as -34% last year.

Climate Primary category in which blog post is published

Chevron’s Ads Make Green Groups See Red

Chevron’s warm and fuzzy ads tout “the passion to be awed by nature” and the company’s pledge to meet people’s needs in “ever cleaner ways.” Environmental groups call the pitches greenwashing.

Brick House Cooperative Primary category in which blog post is published

Companies Signing Voting Rights Statement Are Members of Anti-HR 1 Lobbying Group

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce warned U.S. senators against voting for the Democrats’ election reform bill.

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

Troy Carter Violates His ‘No Fossil Fuel Money’ Pledge by Taking Nine Large Fossil Fuel Donations

Carter has not responded to inquiries from Sludge or the No Fossil Fuel Money pledge and risks having his name removed from the pledge website.

Brick House Cooperative Primary category in which blog post is published

After Assessing the Insurrection, Toyota’s PAC Donates to Election Objectors

The automaker took just three weeks to assess the Jan. 6 riots before restarting PAC donations to Republican election objectors.

Brick House Cooperative Primary category in which blog post is published

Military Equipment Transfers to Police Have Picked Back Up

After dipping in the back three quarters of 2020 amid a nationwide focus on policing, the transfer of military weapons and equipment to civilian police has picked back up in the first quarter of 2021.

Taxes Primary category in which blog post is published

‘Problem Solvers’ Threaten Biden’s Infrastructure Plan Over Rich Donor Tax Break

After raising millions from corporate executives through joint fundraising committees, Problem Solvers Caucus members are threatening to block Biden's infrastructure package unless a tax cut for the rich gets added.

Brick House Cooperative Primary category in which blog post is published

For Business Roundtable, Corporate Social Responsibility Does Not Require Paying Taxes

Dozens of companies in the Business Roundtable lobbying group have paid no federal income tax in recent years while claiming to lead on "inclusive prosperity."

Gerrymandering Primary category in which blog post is published

35 States at Risk of ‘Rigged’ Districts Due to Gerrymandering, Report Finds

The report finds that a wide swath of the South is at risk of “extreme” partisan gerrymandering.

Hate Primary category in which blog post is published

Tech Companies Run Anti-Immigrant Hate Group Ads Amid Border Hype

Twitter, Facebook, and Google have ad policies against hate, but they are allowing designated hate group FAIR's new round of advertising to stand.

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

Democrats’ Public Financing Proposal Could Give Small Donors More Influence

Public campaign financing programs in states and cities across the country have grown in use by candidates and have been strengthened by voters in recent years.

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