New York City Council member and chairman of the Committee on Immigration Carlos Menchaca (D-38th District), before the start of a committee hearing concerning the targeting of immigrant rights activists for deportation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Drew Angerer / Staff, Getty Images

NYC Council To Hold Public Hearing on #AbolishICE

Councilmember Carlos Menchaca's legislative push was inspired by a Sludge investigation in July that discovered ongoing NYC government contracts with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

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Meet the Most Corporate PAC-Reliant Reps in Congress

As more representatives and candidates pledge to reject contributions from corporate PACs, others are standing by their corporate benefactors and relying on them to provide the overwhelming majority of their campaign funds.

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Jon Kyl Voted for New Nukes After Taking Payments From Nuclear Company

The senator-turned-lobbyist-turned-senator-turned-lobbyist had a paid board seat at one nuclear company and lobbied for two others. Then he joined the Senate.

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New Tax-Writing Chair Has Taken Thousands from Companies He Criticized as Offshore Tax Dodgers

Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass.) often talks about ending offshore tax avoidance, but he has taken thousands from the worst corporate offenders while failing to make any progress on the issue.