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Firefighters work to extinguish a fire caused by over-pressurized gas lines on September 13, 2018 in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Dozens of fires broke out in Lawrence, North Andover and Andover because of the gas lines.Scott Eisen / Getty Images

Reps Overseeing Pipeline Safety are Profiting From Pipeline Companies

American oil and gas pipelines continue to expand while the agency that’s supposed to oversee them sits idly by.

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Republicans Haven’t Always Been Against Lifting the Debt Limit

An analysis of past votes shows Senate Republicans have provided the majority of votes to lift the debt limit during Republican administrations.

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How Democracy Vouchers Increase Political Engagement

A new book explores how democracy vouchers, now in use in their third election cycle in Seattle, are being used by candidates to power their campaigns and increasing the diversity of the donor base.

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House Dems Opposed to Cutting Pentagon Budget Got 3.7x More in Defense Industry Cash

Fewer Democrats voted yesterday to cut the Defense budget by 10% than voted for an identical proposal last year.