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Spouses of Congressional Staffers Are Lobbying Congress—and It’s Perfectly Legal

A Sludge investigation finds more than 20 top legislative aides are married to registered lobbyists who represent special interests before members of Congress, and quite possibly the very offices of their spouses.

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They’re Sanctuary Jurisdictions, so Why Are They Contracting With ICE?

Areas billed as safe havens for undocumented immigrants seeking reprieve are continuing to contract with ICE despite being labeled as “sanctuary” jurisdictions.

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As Feinstein Questioned Zuckerberg, an Undisclosed Investment in Facebook

When Sen. Dianne Feinstein grilled Mark Zuckerberg in April, she had not disclosed her husband just purchasing as much as a quarter of a million dollars worth of Facebook stock.