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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Committee Asking for More War Ships Is Led by a General Dynamics-Funded Rep

Chairman Joe Courtney has received $237,000 from General Dynamics' PAC and employees over his House career.

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Manchin Donates to Burr’s Legal Defense

The donation came after Republican Sen. Richard Burr faced an investigation over possible insider trading.

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Congress Won’t Stop Trading Stocks

Researchers studying congressional stock ownership have found that the practice has effects on lobbying activity and potentially on market movements.