An AR-15 style rifle sits on the counter by Craig Marshall as he assists a customer at Freddie Bear Sports sporting goods store on December 17, 2012 in Tinley Park, Illinois.George Frey/Getty Images

Your Tax Dollars Are Propping Up the Gun Lobby

Some well-known gun makers hold rich contracts with the federal government as they lobby against firearms regulations.

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GM, Ford, and DTE Among Companies Funding Michigan Republicans Behind Voter Suppression Measure

Michigan Republicans took a step to pass restrictive voting laws using a state quirk that dodges both voters and a gubernatorial veto.

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Mysterious Super PAC Attacks Biaggi in Homestretch of Primary Against DCCC Chair Maloney

A shadowy super PAC has popped up to attack the progressive Biaggi after DCCC head Rep. Maloney has declined to condemn the wave of outside spending in Democratic primaries.

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Microsoft Hosted Congressional Staffers as it Lobbied on Antitrust Bills

Dozens of staffers met with company lobbyists in Washington State as Microsoft lobbied on antitrust bills that could majorly impact their business.