A food stamp sign at the Corona Farmers Market in Queens, New York City.Preston Keres/USDA

Meet the Oligarchs Funding Campaign to Kill Anti-Poverty Programs

Top funders behind a campaign against food stamps and Medicaid include some well-known rightwing political megadonors.

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Blue Dog-Affiliated Website Blurs Line Between Newsroom and Political Advertiser

The Well News, founded by employees of a Blue Dog-affiliated nonprofit, appears to be exploiting a campaign finance loophole to run ads boosting Blue Dog Democrats.

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Pennsylvania Lawmakers Once Again Boot Lobbyist Gift Ban From Agenda

Lobbyists will continue to be allowed to give Pennsylvania lawmakers unlimited gifts until the legislature takes up gift ban legislation that has stalled for years.

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Neal’s Reconciliation Plan Lets Investment Managers Keep Their Tax Loophole

Richard Neal supported closing the carried interest loophole in 2007, then began receiving more donations from the securities and investment industry.