U.S. President Donald Trump hugs the U.S. flag during CPAC 2019 on March 02, 2019 in National Harbor, Maryland. Modified version of photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

SLUDGE REPORT: March 5, 2019

This week's 10 "sludgiest" political figures.

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Astroturf Campaign Attacks Discount Drug Program for the Poor

An anti-government waste group is helping its Big Pharma funder oppose a discount drug program that doesn’t cost the government a penny.

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The World’s Most Expensive Weapon Has Flopped

The F-35 program could soon be scaled back—and possibly phased out—after gobbling up hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars.