Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) carries the gavel while marching with Majority Leader Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), Rep. John Larson (D-CT), and other members of the Democratic Caucus to the U.S. Capitol on March 21, 2010.Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

A Decade Later, Dems Again Say They’re Ready to Do Campaign Finance Reform

We spoke with Rep. John Larson, the House sponsor of previous versions of the Fair Elections Now Act, about the last time Democrats had a chance to pass campaign finance reform in 2009.

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Biden’s Million-Dollar Inaugural Donors Lobbied Against His Agenda

The Business Roundtable increased its lobbying spending last year by 70% over the previous year as its members pushed to pass the infrastructure bill first and kill the Build Back Better Act.

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Biden Re-Nominates Trump Pick and GOP Donor Jennifer Rearden as a Federal Judge

Rearden represented Chevron in its case against environmental and human rights attorney Steven Donziger, according to reports.

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Corporate Consultants Voted for New Lobbyists on the DNC

Executives at well-connected corporate consultancies voted to approve DNC Chair Jaime Harrison's slate of "at-large" members, which included several new corporate lobbyists.