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Rep. Lois Frankel (D-Fla.) speaks during a news conference on immigration to condemn the Trump Administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy, outside the U.S. Capitol on June 13, 2018 in Washington, D.C.Toya Sarno Jordan/Getty Images

Florida Rep Sells Stock in Private Prison Company After Report Reveals Investments

Days after this reporter revealed that Florida U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel owned stock in private prison giant CoreCivic, the lawmaker sold her shares.

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Avoid Taxes, Receive Federal Bailouts

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

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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.

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Top Democratic Law Firm Helps Oil Companies Dodge Climate Regulations

Perkins Coie, a law firm with deep ties to the Democratic Party, is lobbying for fossil fuel clients to win exemptions from a federal program to limit greenhouse gas emissions.