Former Special Envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker
Former Special Envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker departs following a closed-door deposition led by the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill on October 3, 2019 in Washington, DC. Zach Gibson/Getty Images

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.

Climate Primary category in which blog post is published

Exxon Lobbyist Caught on Tape Is an Advisor to Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

The lobbyist, Keith McCoy, was caught on video discussing how his company has fought climate science and worked to stop Congress from passing climate bills. The CBC Foundation has declined to boot him from its advisory board.

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

Major Companies Donate to Republican AG Group Despite Its Role in Jan. 6 Riots

AT&T, MasterCard, and 1-800 Contacts are among the companies that donated to the Republican Attorneys General Association after its policy arm made robocalls to boost the turnout at the Jan. 6 protest that preceded the Capitol riots.

Brick House Cooperative Primary category in which blog post is published

Committee Asking for More War Ships Is Led by a General Dynamics-Funded Rep

Chairman Joe Courtney has received $237,000 from General Dynamics' PAC and employees over his House career.