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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) attends a news conference to discuss a comprehensive plan to address the immediate humanitarian needs in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands on November 28, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

Kirsten Gillibrand Has Received Big Contributions from Puerto Rico Bondholders

New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand joins four liberal colleagues in sponsoring a bill to cancel Puerto Rico’s massive debt. But she has accepted campaign donations from executives of several hedge funds profiting from Puerto Rico’s obligations.

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Pelosi Ignored Her Own Caucus on Voting Reform For Years, Allowing States to Restrict Access

House Democrats outside of leadership have repeatedly proposed legislation on early voting and vote-by-mail, but Speaker Pelosi and the other leaders never got on board.

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Wall Street Ally Next In Line to Lead Committee Overseeing Derivatives

Rep. David Scott (D-Ga.) has been a reliable cosponsor for Republican bills to deregulate derivatives markets.

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Dark Money Attacks Judges for Being ‘Soft on Crime’

Scaremongering advertisements in state court races were paid for by shadowy groups whose true funding sources weren’t available to voters.