President Trump Hosts Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman Of Saudi Arabia To White House
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 20: President Donald Trump holds up a chart of military hardware sales as he meets with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images

It’s Not Just Trump: Defense-Backed Lawmakers Are Also Standing With the Saudis

A Sludge analysis shows that lawmakers with large campaign contributions from the defense industry are more likely to defend the U.S. military's relationship with Saudi Arabia.

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Meet the Most Corporate PAC-Reliant Reps in Congress

As more representatives and candidates pledge to reject contributions from corporate PACs, others are standing by their corporate benefactors and relying on them to provide the overwhelming majority of their campaign funds.

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Jon Kyl Voted for New Nukes After Taking Payments From Nuclear Company

The senator-turned-lobbyist-turned-senator-turned-lobbyist had a paid board seat at one nuclear company and lobbied for two others. Then he joined the Senate.

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New Tax-Writing Chair Has Taken Thousands from Companies He Criticized as Offshore Tax Dodgers

Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass.) often talks about ending offshore tax avoidance, but he has taken thousands from the worst corporate offenders while failing to make any progress on the issue.