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Transportation Sec. Elaine Chao participates in a celebration of 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Champion Joey Logano on the South Lawn of the White House April 30, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

SLUDGE REPORT: How to Profit From the Trump Presidency

Your biweekly summary of the most shameful corruption in politics.

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Leader of Centrist Climate Caucus Has Millions Invested in Oil and Gas Companies

Rep. Rooney, who is reviving the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus, favors a carbon tax plan that mirrors a proposal put forth by the fossil fuel industry.

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A Lobbyist Raising Money for Biden Is Fighting Measures to Crack Down on Foreign Election Influence

Ken Jarin, who is raising money for Biden's campaign, leads Ballard Spahr’s government affairs operation, which lobbies for subsidiaries of foreign companies opposing efforts to improve lobbying transparency and prevent foreign election influence.