Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-N.J.)US House of Representatives

Gottheimer Backs Bailout Plan Pushed by His Private Equity Donors

In statements to the press and congressional letters, Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-N.J.) is backing a plan from one of his top private equity donors to expand a Federal Reserve bailout program.

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‘Bloomberg Loophole’ Paves the Way for Rich Donors to Ignore Contribution Limits

After Mike Bloomberg transferred a leftover $18 million from his campaign to the Democratic National Committee, watchdog groups are calling on the Federal Election Commission to close the loophole allowing unlimited donations to a party—but the agency still has no meetings scheduled.

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Verizon and AT&T Partner With Pro-Police Militarization Lobbying Group

The National Sheriff's Association, which counts the telco giants as "platinum partners," lobbies Congress to make the Defense Department's 1033 military equipment transfer program permanent.

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‘Liberate’ Rally Organizers Worked to Criminalize Anti-Pipeline Protests

The Save Our Country coalition, which supports “liberate” protesters, is deeply tied to ALEC, a conservative group that has helped to pass laws in eleven states ratcheting up penalties for protesting near oil and gas pipelines.