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Tucker Carlson, founder of the Koch-funded Daily Caller, speaks onstage during Politicon 2018 at Los Angeles Convention Center on October 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.Rich Polk/Getty Images for Politicon

Charles Koch Is Funding Rightwing, Pro-Trump Media, New Disclosure Reveals

Newly disclosed tax forms show that the billionaire industrialist’s foundations have increased their funding of conservative outlets while also ramping up support for First Amendment groups.

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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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