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Former House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.)(L) swears in Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Ill.) with Scheider's wife, Julie Dann. schneider.house.gov

STOCK TICKER: Wife of Rep on Health Subcommittee Is Trading Health Stocks

As Illinois Democratic Rep. Bradley Schneider helps craft health care legislation, his wealthy wife has been buying and selling investments in health care companies.

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A Christian Nationalist Group Is Quietly Shaping Bills for State Legislatures

Seemingly disparate anti-LGBTQ, anti-choice bills can all be traced to Project Blitz, an elaborate legal strategy devised by a coalition of Christian Right groups.

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Buttigieg’s Antitrust Adviser is a Wells Fargo Attorney

The campaign has also had advisers sign non-disclosure agreements, and in at least one case attempted to lock someone up with a non-compete agreement.

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WeWork’s Revolving-Door Games Called Into Question

Progressive groups highlight how the embattled company hired former senior SEC officials to represent its interests at the SEC.