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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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Group Claiming to Speak for Rural Democrats is Tied to Fossil Fuel Lobbyists

Heidi Heitkamp’s One Country Project urges Democrats to take a moderate approach to climate change.

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This Pharma-Backed Astroturf Group Wants to Keep Your Drug Prices High

The Coalition Against Socialized Medicine, a project of the American Conservative Union, is advertising on Politico Playbook this week.

The Sludgy Career of Kurt Volker

The special envoy to Ukraine tried to have it both ways: Trump hatchet man and honorable public servant. He failed at both.