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A screen shot from Future45's anti-socialism ad featuring Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and U.S. House nominee Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.)Future45/Youtube

Pro-Trump Super PAC Spends Millions on Anti-Socialism Ad, Hides Donors

A super PAC that supported Trump in 2016 is back on the airwaves with an ad warning of a ‘radical left’ that will transform America into a socialist nation.

2018 Midterms 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.