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House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) questions a major bank CEO as he testifies before the committee on March 12, 2019.Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Mega-Bank Merger Exemplifies Dangerous Trends

The House Financial Services Committee is set to hold a hearing on the largest bank merger in a decade.

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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.