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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) speaks to the media after attending the Republican weekly policy luncheon on Capitol Hill, September 17, 2019 in Washington, DC.Mark Wilson/Getty Images

After Record Fundraising Haul From Big Pharma, McConnell Vows to Block Drug Pricing Bill

The bill is backed by both Trump and Pelosi, so McConnell is standing in the way of a major bipartisan breakthrough that could lower drug prices for millions of Americans.

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Conservative Democrat Gets $100k from Oil & Gas PACs in Bid to Fend Off Surging Progressive

Attorney Jessica Cisneros is taking on the fossil fuel-friendly Democratic Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar in the 2020 primary.

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House Dems Try to Sneak Through Weak Financial Regulator Bill

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission is a critical derivatives regulator, and a House reauthorization fails to fortify it.

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🚨SLUDGE REPORT: Pay-to-Play Ambassadorships🚨

Your regular summary of the most shameful corruption in politics.