Thomas Nast caricature of Boss Tweed in Harper's Weekly, October 21, 1871.Wikimedia Commons

Sludge Turns One

Sludge's investigative journalism on money in politics has had big impacts over the past year. To continue this muckraking work, we're seeking more of our readers to become Sludge Members.

Finance Primary category in which blog post is published

Bank Lobby’s Pro-Tillis Ad Follows Legislative Favors from the Senator

Deregulatory provisions from the banking industry's wishlist were sponsored by Tillis and added to the CARES Act.

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

Ohio GOP Leader Co-Wrote Bailout Bills With Lobbyists for Energy Companies Behind Alleged Bribery Scheme

Ohio House Leader Bill Seitz, the third-ranking Republican who is considering a run for speaker next year, advanced energy industry bailout bills since 2017 that are now part of a federal investigation.

Revolving Door Primary category in which blog post is published

Congressional Leader Lays Down Marker in Revolving-Door Battle

Rep. Raúl Grijalva has built a coalition of outside groups committed to barring corporate insiders from executive branch positions. Now he wants House members to sign on.