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Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, arrives for a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower, December 14, 2016 in New York City.Drew Angerer/Getty Images

With $10 Billion Defense Contract Pending, Jeff Bezos Donates Millions to Put Veterans in Congress

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife made their largest political contribution to date to a super PAC dedicated to electing military veterans for federal office.

Defense Primary category in which blog post is published

Ban Members of Congress From Lobbying For Life

The massive corporate bailout shows that lobbyists have their grip on Washington. Congress' next ethics reform package needs to slam shut the revolving door.

Opinion
Taxes Primary category in which blog post is published

Avoid Taxes, Receive Federal Bailouts

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

DNC Primary category in which blog post is published

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.