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A financial services trade association, which represents auto lenders, has showered members of the House Financial Services Committee with campaign donations in 2019.David Meyer/Flickr

Dems Overseeing Finance Industry Take Money from Group Supporting Racist Auto Lending

Alerted to the contributions, House Financial Services Chair Maxine Waters tells Sludge she will better vet her campaign contributors.

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Fossil Fuel Ad Campaigns Emphasize ‘Positives’ After Climate Denial Lands Industry in Hot Seat

Fossil fuel companies and astroturf industry groups are retooling their messaging to avoid accusations of climate science denial.

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Presidential Candidates Get Cash From Major Fossil Fuel Investors

Upper-level employees and executives at 14 hedge funds and private equity firms that are propping up the oil and gas industry have made large contributions to eight Democratic White House hopefuls, most who have taken the No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge.

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Revealed: How U.S. Senators Invest in the Firms They’re Supposed to Regulate

As they legislate on important matters, over 50 senators enjoy investments in major communications, defense, finance, energy, and health companies that Congress oversees.