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Activists march and rally against Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Trump administration's immigration policies, near the ICE offices in Federal Plaza, June 29, 2018 in New York City.Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Big Banks Are Divesting From Private Prisons, Thanks to Anti-ICE Activism

So far this year, six major bank have made broad public commitments to no longer provide new financing to the private prison industry after current financial agreements expire.

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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.