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A screen shot from Future45's anti-socialism ad.Future45/YouTube

Surprise! Anti-Socialism Ad Funded by Three Billionaire Families

A new campaign finance report shows that three conservative billionaire families are the only donors to a committee that’s running ads attacking socialism.

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Seeking Signatures, Ballot Campaigns Face Social Distancing Challenges

Organizers working to gather petition signatures seek to protect public health and safety while qualifying for the November ballot.

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Mnuchin’s Fortune Tied to Companies He Can Bail Out

Through his $454 billion bailout fund, Mnuchin can boost the stocks of companies comprising some of his largest investments.

Ban Members of Congress From Lobbying For Life

The massive corporate bailout shows that lobbyists have their grip on Washington. Congress' next ethics reform package needs to slam shut the revolving door.

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