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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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Avoid Taxes, Receive Federal Bailouts

It’s the common thread among a host of companies lining up to feed on a rescue package.

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Tom Perez Put Corporate Lobbyists in Charge of the DNC’s Budget

Six of the ten members of the DNC Budget and Finance Committee are at-large, put forward by Chair Tom Perez, and several are lobbyists or investment heads for the fossil fuel industry.

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Top Democratic Law Firm Helps Oil Companies Dodge Climate Regulations

Perkins Coie, a law firm with deep ties to the Democratic Party, is lobbying for fossil fuel clients to win exemptions from a federal program to limit greenhouse gas emissions.