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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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Hedge Fund Billionaires Power New Democratic Super PAC

The group's top donor has a history of backing Republicans.

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A Christian Nationalist Group Is Quietly Shaping Bills for State Legislatures

Seemingly disparate anti-LGBTQ, anti-choice bills can all be traced to Project Blitz, an elaborate legal strategy devised by a coalition of Christian Right groups.

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Buttigieg’s Antitrust Adviser is a Wells Fargo Attorney

The campaign has also had advisers sign non-disclosure agreements, and in at least one case attempted to lock someone up with a non-compete agreement.