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Dark Money Donors to be Revealed as SCOTUS Rejects Rove Group’s Stay Request

Group that make more than $250 in independent expenditures to influence elections must now publicly disclose donors who give more than $200.

The DNC is Taking Thousands From Fossil Fuel Executives

As it rejects a climate debate, the DNC is taking big contributions from individuals who own and run companies that profit from the burning of oil, gas, and coal.

Quick Hits Primary category in which blog post is published

As it Cultivates a Socially Responsible Image, Juul Sends Lobbyist to ALEC’s Annual Meeting

Juul says it wants to “make a meaningful, positive impact on our communities,” but by participating in ALEC it is working with a group that helps corporations violate the public interest.

Private Prisons Primary category in which blog post is published

Congressional Black Caucus Institute Takes CoreCivic Cash, Boosts Policies That Help Private Prisons

As it benefits from the corporate coffers of private prison giant CoreCivic, the institute advocates privatized reentry programs from which the company profits.