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Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) walks through the halls of the U.S. Capitol April 17, 2018 in Washington, D.C. Vice President Mike Pence joined the weekly Republican policy luncheon.Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Amgen Requested Refund From Hyde-Smith, but Its CEO Donated to Party Committee Supporting Her

Amgen’s PAC asked for a refund after Hyde-Smith made an enthusiastic remark about a public hanging.

2018 Midterms Primary category in which blog post is published
States Primary category in which blog post is published

A Christian Nationalist Group Is Quietly Shaping Bills for State Legislatures

Seemingly disparate anti-LGBTQ, anti-choice bills can all be traced to Project Blitz, an elaborate legal strategy devised by a coalition of Christian Right groups.

2020 Primary category in which blog post is published

Buttigieg’s Antitrust Adviser is a Wells Fargo Attorney

The campaign has also had advisers sign non-disclosure agreements, and in at least one case attempted to lock someone up with a non-compete agreement.

Revolving Door Primary category in which blog post is published

WeWork’s Revolving-Door Games Called Into Question

Progressive groups highlight how the embattled company hired former senior SEC officials to represent its interests at the SEC.