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Massachusetts’ Top Health Official Has Major Conflicts of Interest With Big Pharma

As she votes on regulations impacting the pharmaceutical industry, Massachusetts Public Health Commissioner Monica Bharel's spouse works as a consultant for companies that seek to influence the department's regulatory rulemakings.

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Trump Admin Finalizes Rule That Could Protect Foreign Dark Money in Elections

The rule, which takes effect today, allows dark money nonprofits to cease reporting information to the IRS that the government would need to enforce campaign finance laws.

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Arati Kreibich vs. the Human Fundraising Machine

A progressive challenge for Trump’s favorite New Jersey Democrat

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Three More States Expand Vote-By-Mail, Leaving Five Holdouts

With preparation time running short, Connecticut, Kentucky, and South Carolina recently expanded access to absentee ballot requests, as court challenges play out in Missouri, Tennessee, and Texas around vote-by-mail during the pandemic.