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Thurgood Marshall, attorney for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, reads "Political and Civil rights in the United States" to his son, Thurgood Jr., at home.
JUNE 21, 1958 - Thurgood Marshall, attorney for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, reads "Political and Civil rights in the United States" to his son, Thurgood Jr., at home. Getty Images

Thurgood Marshall Jr. Is Giving Thousands to a Private Prison PAC

Marshall, Jr., has been on the board on the second largest private prison company in the United States since 2002. In just 2016, he received $221,000 in compensation for working on the board.

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Democratic Leaders Rake in Corporate Cash as ‘the Squad’ Sticks With Small Donors

A Sludge analysis of new second-quarter campaign finance reports has found that the Democratic leaders in the House combined to take in nearly $1.2 million in contributions from corporate and trade association PACs.

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Days After Taking Money from Big Pharma, Bucshon Criticized Trump’s Drug Price Disclosure Rule

Bucshon's recent donors include the PACs of drug companies that sued the government to block the disclosure rule.

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Donna Shalala Opposes Florida Drug Import Bill, and So Do Her Pharma Lobbyist Donors

The Democratic congresswoman and former HHS secretary called a bill to allow her state to import cheaper drugs from Canada “the silliest thing I’ve ever heard of.”