Sludge
Relentlessly uncovering corruption.
udge Brett Kavanaugh (C), Senator Jon Kyl (L) and others leave a meeting at the U.S. Capitol.
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 11: Judge Brett Kavanaugh (C), Senator Jon Kyl (L) and others leave a meeting at the U.S. Capitol.Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

Former Dark Money Lobbyist Who Guided Kavanaugh Will Provide Critical Confirmation Vote

Watchdog groups call on Sen. Jon Kyl to recuse himself after recent work as a lobbyist for the Judicial Crisis Network and serving as Kavanaugh's 'sherpa' through the confirmation process.

Dark Money Primary category in which blog post is published
2020 Primary category in which blog post is published

A Lobbyist Raising Money for Biden Is Fighting Measures to Crack Down on Foreign Election Influence

Ken Jarin, who is raising money for Biden's campaign, leads Ballard Spahr’s government affairs operation, which lobbies for subsidiaries of foreign companies opposing efforts to improve lobbying transparency and prevent foreign election influence.

To Reassert Its Lost Power, Congress Must Join the 21st Century

An obscure congressional committee may help make Congress relevant again.

Opinion
Health Primary category in which blog post is published

These Corporations and Public Charities Funded the State Abortion Bans

A Sludge investigation has uncovered the sources of millions of dollars behind advocacy efforts to pass a slew of state abortion bans this year.