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Who Is Making Money from ICE in Your State?

Hundreds of for-profit and nonprofit corporations have pulled in billions of dollars worth of ICE contracts in recent years. See where these ICE operations take place and where the corporations are headquartered.

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Group Claiming to Speak for Rural Democrats is Tied to Fossil Fuel Lobbyists

Heidi Heitkamp’s One Country Project urges Democrats to take a moderate approach to climate change.

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This Pharma-Backed Astroturf Group Wants to Keep Your Drug Prices High

The Coalition Against Socialized Medicine, a project of the American Conservative Union, is advertising on Politico Playbook this week.

The Sludgy Career of Kurt Volker

The special envoy to Ukraine tried to have it both ways: Trump hatchet man and honorable public servant. He failed at both.