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Pete Buttigeig, mayor of South Bend, Indiana and a Democratic presidential candidate, speaks during a news conference January 23, 2019 in Washington, D.C.Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images

SLUDGE REPORT: Corporate Lobbyist Fundraisers, ‘Financial Gerrymandering,’ and Suspicious Toilet Removal

Your biweekly summary of the most shameful corruption in politics.

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Days After Taking Money from Big Pharma, Bucshon Criticized Trump’s Drug Price Disclosure Rule

Bucshon's recent donors include the PACs of drug companies that sued the government to block the disclosure rule.

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Donna Shalala Opposes Florida Drug Import Bill, and So Do Her Pharma Lobbyist Donors

The Democratic congresswoman and former HHS secretary called a bill to allow her state to import cheaper drugs from Canada “the silliest thing I’ve ever heard of.”

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Private Equity’s Latest Scheme: Closing Urban Hospitals and Selling Off the Real Estate

Thousands are expected to rally Thursday against the closing of Hahnemann University Hospital, a 171-year-old facility in Center City Philadelphia.