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Republican Gov. Doug Ducey celebrates his victory at an election night event for Arizona GOP candidates on November 6, 2018 in Scottsdale, Arizona.Ralph Freso/Getty Images

Arizona Judge Reinstates GOP Law Shielding ‘Dark Money’

The state's clean elections commission will now be required to defer to the IRS on which political spending groups can keep their donors secret.

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Leonard Leo-Tied Group Pushing Radical Election Theory Got $66 Million Recently From ‘Dark Money’ Hub

The Honest Elections Project helped catapult an extreme legal theory on elections to the Supreme Court.

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Drug Lobby Revenues Skyrocket During Covid Pandemic

Lobbying giant PhRMA reported revenues of more than $600 million in 2021, a new record for the group.

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Trump-Backed MAGA Hub Growing Rapidly, Tax Docs Reveal

The Conservative Partnership Institute, whose leaders include former Trump lawyer Cleta Mitchell, saw its funding balloon with more than $45 million in donations last year as it spread disinformation about widespread voter fraud.