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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is joined by House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) for a news conference on Feb. 25, 2019 in Washington, D.C.Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Top Hospital Lobbyist Predicts Pelosi Will Block Vote on Medicare for All

Medicare for All opponents have donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Pelosi and House Democratic leaders.

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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.

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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.