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Massachusetts Rep. Joe Kennedy III speaks on stage during day one of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on Sept. 4, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.Alex Wong/Getty Images

Democrats on Key Energy Subcommittees Have Financial Stakes in Oil and Gas Companies

Seven Democratic members of the House Energy Committee’s Energy and Environment subcommittees collectively own at least $2.3 million worth of stock in the oil and gas industry.

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Blue Dog Consultant Working With Anti-Health Care Reform Lobbying Group

Kristen Hawn, a communications consultant, appears on emails with industry-backed groups strategizing against health care changes.

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Pharma-Funded ‘Dark Money’ Group Hosts House Staffers for California Junket

The staffers, several of whom work for reps on the subcommittee overseeing pharmaceuticals, met with executives from drug companies Merck and Genentech.

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Lawyers Defending ExxonMobil Are Big Biden Donors

Two of the Paul Weiss attorney who successfully defended ExxonMobil in New York against charges that it hid costs related to climate change have given maximum donations to former Vice President Joe Biden.