Sludge may have to shut down at the end of October. Become a member to help us survive.
Sludge
Relentlessly uncovering corruption.
Outside the office at 58 Vermont St. in Brooklyn, NY.David Moore/Sludge

Citizens’ Group Files Complaint Against Mystery Club Connected to New York State Senator

After Sludge exposed an unregistered political group in New York City, government watchdog Reinvent Albany has filed a formal complaint against the group, the Northeast Brooklyn Democratic Club, which likely violated campaign finance laws.

New York Primary category in which blog post is published
Astroturf Primary category in which blog post is published

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.

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

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.