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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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McConnell Accelerates Judicial Confirmations After Taking a Quarter Million from Prominent Conservative Legal Activist

Federalist Society board member and Committee for Justice founder C. Boyden Gray recently gave his largest contribution ever to McConnell’s joint fundraising committee.

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Ethics Committee Republicans Defy Committee’s Own Financial Disclosure Recommendations

Three out of the five GOP members of the House Ethics Committee file paper disclosures, even as the committee “strongly urges” members to file electronically.

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🚨 SLUDGE REPORT: Billionaires’ Class Solidarity 🚨

Your regular summary of the most shameful corruption in politics.