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WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 21: Joe Crowley; former congressman and Don Johnson; former congressman talk about Why Trade Matters during the Prospects for USMCA Ratification Trilateral Dialogue.Tasos Katopodis / Getty Images

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.

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A Lobbyist Raising Money for Biden Is Fighting Measures to Crack Down on Foreign Election Influence

Ken Jarin, who is raising money for Biden's campaign, leads Ballard Spahr’s government affairs operation, which lobbies for subsidiaries of foreign companies opposing efforts to improve lobbying transparency and prevent foreign election influence.

To Reassert Its Lost Power, Congress Must Join the 21st Century

An obscure congressional committee may help make Congress relevant again.

Opinion
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These Corporations and Public Charities Funded the State Abortion Bans

A Sludge investigation has uncovered the sources of millions of dollars behind advocacy efforts to pass a slew of state abortion bans this year.