Sludge
Relentlessly uncovering corruption.
Disney Parks Presents a Disney Channel Holiday Celebration
Members of Congress spent at least $469,000 at various Walt Disney properties through their leadership PACs in the past 5 years.Todd Anderson/Disney Parks via Getty Images

Former Lawmakers Ask FEC to Stop Politicians from Using PACs as Personal “Piggy Banks”

They are prepared to take the Federal Election Commission to court if it does not act.

Influence Primary category in which blog post is published
2020 Primary category in which blog post is published

A Lobbyist Raising Money for Biden Is Fighting Measures to Crack Down on Foreign Election Influence

Ken Jarin, who is raising money for Biden's campaign, leads Ballard Spahr’s government affairs operation, which lobbies for subsidiaries of foreign companies opposing efforts to improve lobbying transparency and prevent foreign election influence.

To Reassert Its Lost Power, Congress Must Join the 21st Century

An obscure congressional committee may help make Congress relevant again.

Opinion
Health Primary category in which blog post is published

These Corporations and Public Charities Funded the State Abortion Bans

A Sludge investigation has uncovered the sources of millions of dollars behind advocacy efforts to pass a slew of state abortion bans this year.