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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Tax Chairman Neal Takes Checks From the Worst Corporate Tax Dodgers

Neal's Q1 FEC report shows donations from PACs of companies with tax rates as low as -34% last year.

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Chevron’s Ads Make Green Groups See Red

Chevron’s warm and fuzzy ads tout “the passion to be awed by nature” and the company’s pledge to meet people’s needs in “ever cleaner ways.” Environmental groups call the pitches greenwashing.

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Companies Signing Voting Rights Statement Are Members of Anti-HR 1 Lobbying Group

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce warned U.S. senators against voting for the Democrats’ election reform bill.