Florida Democratic Rep. Kathy Castor of Florida speaks at a Planned Parenthood Rally on August 29, 2012.PBS NewsHour/Flickr

New Chair of Climate Crisis Committee Owns Shares in Fossil Fuel Fund

Rep. Kathy Castor has a good environmental record, but she and her husband are profiting from gas, oil, and coal-powered utilities.

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Blue Dog-Affiliated Website Blurs Line Between Newsroom and Political Advertiser

The Well News, founded by employees of a Blue Dog-affiliated nonprofit, appears to be exploiting a campaign finance loophole to run ads boosting Blue Dog Democrats.

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Pennsylvania Lawmakers Once Again Boot Lobbyist Gift Ban From Agenda

Lobbyists will continue to be allowed to give Pennsylvania lawmakers unlimited gifts until the legislature takes up gift ban legislation that has stalled for years.

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Neal’s Reconciliation Plan Lets Investment Managers Keep Their Tax Loophole

Richard Neal supported closing the carried interest loophole in 2007, then began receiving more donations from the securities and investment industry.