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Democratic presidential candidate and former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 16 on May 7, 2019 in Henderson, Nevada. Ethan Miller/Getty Images

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.

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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.