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House Democrats Condemn Trump's Targeting Affordable Care Act's Pre-existing Condition
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 13: Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA), speaks during a news conference.Toya Sarno Jordan/Getty Images

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.

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Corporate Lobbyists Control the Rules at the DNC

Two-thirds of DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee members are corporate lobbyists or corporate consultants, including ten at-large DNC members appointed by DNC Chair Tom Perez.

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A Billionaire Heiress and a Bernie-Backed Progressive Face off in California Primary

Sara Jacobs, heiress to the Qualcomm fortune, is leading in the polls thanks in part to a super PAC funded entirely by her billionaire grandparents.

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Biden, Buttigieg, and Klobuchar Backed By Vulture Funds Set to Profit From Puerto Rico

The candidates say they support Puerto Rico, but they are holding onto campaign contributions from executives at hedge funds that recently negotiated an agreement that would force Puerto Rico to make cash payments, limiting funds available for the island's rebuilding efforts.