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Guards prepare to escort an immigrant detainee from his 'segregation cell' at the Adelanto Detention Facility in California. This ICE detention center is managed by GEO Group.Photo by John Moore/Getty Images

New PR Group Formed to Push Private Prison Industry Talking Points

Facing a backlash from profiting off the family separation and detention crisis, GEO Group and other top prison companies have formed a new group to promote their talking points and burnish their image.

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Avoid Taxes, Receive Federal Bailouts

It’s the common thread among a host of companies lining up to feed on a rescue package.

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Tom Perez Put Corporate Lobbyists in Charge of the DNC’s Budget

Six of the ten members of the DNC Budget and Finance Committee are at-large, put forward by Chair Tom Perez, and several are lobbyists or investment heads for the fossil fuel industry.

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Top Democratic Law Firm Helps Oil Companies Dodge Climate Regulations

Perkins Coie, a law firm with deep ties to the Democratic Party, is lobbying for fossil fuel clients to win exemptions from a federal program to limit greenhouse gas emissions.