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Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg answers questions from the audience at a meet the candidate event on January 29, 2020 in Ames, Iowa. Win McNamee/Getty Images

Buttigieg Backed by Pharma Lobbyist Who Sought Drug Price Hikes in Poor Countries

In touting the endorsement of Josh Black, the Buttigieg campaign declined to mention that Black now works for the pharmaceutical industry’s top lobbying group.

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The D.C. Media Blob and the Trade Group Speaking Circuit

Anchors, commentators, and contributors at the top news organizations will be featured—and highly paid—speakers at major industry conferences this spring.

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Richard Neal Is #1 in Corporate PAC Donations

Neal, who chairs the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee, got money from PACs of several corporations that had negative effective tax rates in 2018.