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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.

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Corporate Lobbyists Control the Rules at the DNC

Two-thirds of DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee members are corporate lobbyists or corporate consultants, including ten at-large DNC members appointed by DNC Chair Tom Perez.

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A Billionaire Heiress and a Bernie-Backed Progressive Face off in California Primary

Sara Jacobs, heiress to the Qualcomm fortune, is leading in the polls thanks in part to a super PAC funded entirely by her billionaire grandparents.

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Biden, Buttigieg, and Klobuchar Backed By Vulture Funds Set to Profit From Puerto Rico

The candidates say they support Puerto Rico, but they are holding onto campaign contributions from executives at hedge funds that recently negotiated an agreement that would force Puerto Rico to make cash payments, limiting funds available for the island's rebuilding efforts.