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WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 14: Demonstrators rally outside the Federal Communication Commission building to protest against the end of net neutrality rules. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Telecom-Funded Groups Ask Congress to Oppose the Net Neutrality CRA on ‘Behalf of Conservatives Everywhere’

Despite claiming to speak for all conservatives, the letter comes from a particular subset of groups on the right—those that have received funding from the telecommunications industry.

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Group Claiming to Speak for Rural Democrats is Tied to Fossil Fuel Lobbyists

Heidi Heitkamp’s One Country Project urges Democrats to take a moderate approach to climate change.

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This Pharma-Backed Astroturf Group Wants to Keep Your Drug Prices High

The Coalition Against Socialized Medicine, a project of the American Conservative Union, is advertising on Politico Playbook this week.

The Sludgy Career of Kurt Volker

The special envoy to Ukraine tried to have it both ways: Trump hatchet man and honorable public servant. He failed at both.