Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly speaks to the media in the briefing room at the White House, on May 2, 2017 in Washington, D.C.Mark Wilson/Getty Images

SLUDGE REPORT: Baby Jail Grifting, Ripping Off Trump Fans, and Luxury Lobbyist Retreats

Your biweekly summary of the most shameful corruption in politics.

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Billionaire Trump Megadonors Behind Group That Promoted Scott Atlas as an Anti-Fauci

It's the same group that promoted hydroxychloroquine to the president in March.

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House Dem in Charge of Military Budget Opposes Cuts Favored by Progressives

House Armed Services Committee chair Adam Smith (D-Wash.), a top recipient of PAC money from weapons makers, has called some Democrats "extremists" for wanting to reduce the Defense Department's $740.5 billion budget.

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Baltimore County Grassroots Groups Look To Continue a Public Financing Wave

Voters in Baltimore County will soon have their say on a ballot measure that would join several other large Maryland counties, as well as the city of Baltimore, in adopting a voluntary public financing program for elections.