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U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas) addresses a campaign rally at the Pan American Neighborhood Park November 4, 2018 in Austin, Texas.Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Beto Got $430,000 From Individuals in Oil and Gas. Should We Care?

One tweet about campaign finance set off a Twitter war between liberals and leftists that culminated in wild conspiracy theories.

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Climate Primary category in which blog post is published

Conservative Democrat Gets $100k from Oil & Gas PACs in Bid to Fend Off Surging Progressive

Attorney Jessica Cisneros is taking on the fossil fuel-friendly Democratic Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar in the 2020 primary.

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House Dems Try to Sneak Through Weak Financial Regulator Bill

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission is a critical derivatives regulator, and a House reauthorization fails to fortify it.

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🚨SLUDGE REPORT: Pay-to-Play Ambassadorships🚨

Your regular summary of the most shameful corruption in politics.