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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) (C), speaks during a news conference on October 31, 2019.

Big Pharma Keeps Bankrolling House Republicans’ Dark Money Arm

The leading pharmaceutical lobby gave to numerous Republican groups—and one key Democratic one.

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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.