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Michael Bloomberg, a big Democratic donor and founder of finance firm Bloomberg LP, and Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) walk together on the East Front Steps of the Capitol Building.
Michael Bloomberg, a big Democratic donor and founder of finance firm Bloomberg LP, and Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) walk together on the East Front Steps of the Capitol Building.Alex Wong/Getty Images

Hedge Fund Billionaires Were Democrats’ Main Bankrollers in 2018

A new report shows that three-quarters of the money that individuals donated to pro-Democrat outside spending groups in 2018 came from finance founders and executives.

2018 Midterms Primary category in which blog post is published
States Primary category in which blog post is published

A Christian Nationalist Group Is Quietly Shaping Bills for State Legislatures

Seemingly disparate anti-LGBTQ, anti-choice bills can all be traced to Project Blitz, an elaborate legal strategy devised by a coalition of Christian Right groups.

2020 Primary category in which blog post is published

Buttigieg’s Antitrust Adviser is a Wells Fargo Attorney

The campaign has also had advisers sign non-disclosure agreements, and in at least one case attempted to lock someone up with a non-compete agreement.

Revolving Door Primary category in which blog post is published

WeWork’s Revolving-Door Games Called Into Question

Progressive groups highlight how the embattled company hired former senior SEC officials to represent its interests at the SEC.