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Neomi Rao, President Donald Trump's nominee for the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, testifies during a Senate Judiciary confirmation hearing on February 5, 2019 in Washington, D.C.Zach Gibson/Getty Images

Koch Political Group Pushes Koch-Funded Academic for D.C. Circuit Court

Former law professor Noemi Rao is facing headwinds in her judicial nomination, so Charles Koch’s Americans for Prosperity is stepping in.

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🚨 SLUDGE REPORT: Billionaires’ Class Solidarity 🚨

Your regular summary of the most shameful corruption in politics.

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Facebook Lobbyists Have Close Ties to Democratic Leaders

Several Facebook lobbyists have worked for top Democrats like Pelosi and Schumer, while none have worked for members of the Republican leadership.

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Kyrsten Sinema, the Only Anti-Net Neutrality Dem, Linked to Super PAC Run by a Comcast Lobbyist

The super PAC has made independent political expenditures to support Sinema's elections, and Sinema has directed donations to it through a PAC she used to chair.