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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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Cattle Lobbyist Running for Congress Backed by Cattle Lobbyist-Funded Super PAC

Longtime lobbyist Josh Winegarner is benefiting from huge spending by his cattle industry employer in the Republican runoff against Ronny Jackson, former White House doctor to President Trump.

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As Markets Crashed, DeVos Sold Shares in Secretive Cayman Island Fund

Billionaire Education Secretary Betsy DeVos sold up to $5 million in securities through an offshore fund that appears in the Paradise Papers.

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Police Foundations Scrub Corporate Partners and Board Members From Their Websites

In at least four major U.S. cities, foundations affiliated with police departments have taken down information on their partners and board members after activists began calling on them to cut ties.