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DALLAS, TEXAS - MAY 4, 2018: President Donald Trump greets supporters as NRA-ILA Director Chris Cox and NRA VP Wayne LaPierre look on at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum.Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Dark-Money Donors Must be Revealed, Court Rules

In a potentially game-changing decision, a federal court ruled that “dark-money” groups that spend more than $250 on direct political expenditures will have to disclose all donors who have given $200 or more towards those operations.

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Dems Cash in From Private Equity Firms They Defended at House Hearing

Reps. Gottheimer and Meeks formed a joint fundraising committee just days after defending private equity at a committee hearing. A new FEC filing shows it raised money almost exclusively from two companies that consumer advocates called out during the hearing.

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Is Your Rep Invested in Fossil Fuels?

Use the interactive map below to see if your representative owns stock in oil, gas, and coal companies.

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Hedge Fund Billionaires Power New Democratic Super PAC

The group's top donor has a history of backing Republicans.