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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21: Attendees hold signs as they listen to speakers during a rally calling for an end to corporate money in politics and to mark the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision. Drew Angerer/Getty Images

The Anti-Big Money PAC Backing Corporate-Financed Democrats

End Citizens United raises millions by railing against corporate money in politics, but they donate to members of Congress who finance their campaigns with corporate PACs.

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Blue Dog Consultant Working With Anti-Health Care Reform Lobbying Group

Kristen Hawn, a communications consultant, appears on emails with industry-backed groups strategizing against health care changes.

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Pharma-Funded ‘Dark Money’ Group Hosts House Staffers for California Junket

The staffers, several of whom work for reps on the subcommittee overseeing pharmaceuticals, met with executives from drug companies Merck and Genentech.

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Lawyers Defending ExxonMobil Are Big Biden Donors

Two of the Paul Weiss attorney who successfully defended ExxonMobil in New York against charges that it hid costs related to climate change have given maximum donations to former Vice President Joe Biden.