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Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-WI) (L) and ranking member Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE) during a hearing in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill June 25, 2015 in Washington, D.C.Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Vowing to Fight Epidemic, Delaware Senator Takes Money From Opioid Makers Sued by His State

Democrat Tom Carper, who has a primary challenge on Sept. 6, says he is committed to fighting the opioid epidemic, but he has received thousands from Big Pharma and refuses to support a bill that would fund state's efforts to treat opioid addicts.

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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.