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U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) (L) participates in a reenacted swearing-in with his wife Jill Donnelly and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden at the U.S. Capitol January 3, 2013 in Washington, D.C.Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

SLUDGE REPORT: March 14, 2019

This week's 10 "sludgiest" political figures.

SLUDGE REPORT Primary category in which blog post is published
Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

Trade Group for Small, Independent Oil Producers Has Deep Ties to Big Oil

Through think tanks, academia, and its own public education website, the Independent Petroleum Association of America is intertwined with many of the largest oil and gas companies in the world.

Defeated by AOC, Crowley Now Pushes Trump’s Trade Deal for K Street

Crowley lends insider knowledge to his former-donors-turned-current-employers’ efforts to get Trump’s package of pro-corporate “trade” provisions passed.

Hate Primary category in which blog post is published

Following Sludge Report, Coalition Launches Campaign to End Hate Group Funding

More than 20 philanthropists, foundations, and donor-advised fund providers launched their “Hate Is Not Charitable” campaign on March 20.