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Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, arrives for a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower, December 14, 2016 in New York City.Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Out With ALEC, In With Corporations Writing Their Own Laws

As the corporate bill mill wanes in influence, large businesses are taking matters into their own hands.

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Avoid Taxes, Receive Federal Bailouts

It’s the common thread among a host of companies lining up to feed on a rescue package.

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Tom Perez Put Corporate Lobbyists in Charge of the DNC’s Budget

Six of the ten members of the DNC Budget and Finance Committee are at-large, put forward by Chair Tom Perez, and several are lobbyists or investment heads for the fossil fuel industry.

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Top Democratic Law Firm Helps Oil Companies Dodge Climate Regulations

Perkins Coie, a law firm with deep ties to the Democratic Party, is lobbying for fossil fuel clients to win exemptions from a federal program to limit greenhouse gas emissions.