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Articles By Alex Kotch

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This Pharma-Backed Astroturf Group Wants to Keep Your Drug Prices High

The Coalition Against Socialized Medicine, a project of the American Conservative Union, is advertising on Politico Playbook this week.

2020 Primary category in which blog post is published

Turning Point USA Blurs the Line Between Charity and Pro-Trump Political Group

TPUSA President Charlie Kirk attacked several of Trump’s potential 2020 opponents at an official event hosted by his charitable nonprofit.

Hate Primary category in which blog post is published

Twitter Declines to Explain Taking $1 Million From Anti-Immigrant Hate Group FAIR

The Federation for American Immigration Reform, the nation’s most powerful anti-immigrant hate group, appears to violate the company’s ad policies.

SLUDGE REPORT Primary category in which blog post is published

SLUDGE REPORT: Charity Scammers. Russian Assets. Secret Votes.

Your regular summary of the most shameful corruption in politics.

Hate Primary category in which blog post is published

Facebook Is Making Millions by Promoting Hate Groups’ Content

Despite a company policy banning hate speech, the social media giant has taken in nearly $1.6 million from hate groups since mid-2018.

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Revealed: How U.S. Senators Invest in the Firms They’re Supposed to Regulate

As they legislate on important matters, over 50 senators enjoy investments in major communications, defense, finance, energy, and health companies that Congress oversees.

2020 Primary category in which blog post is published

Former Biden Chief of Staff is Fox News’ Top Lobbyist

A former key Biden official began lobbying for the rightwing news channel in July, a recent filing shows.

Climate Primary category in which blog post is published

Koch-Backed Republicans Want to Tax Your Electric Car

The free-market economics devotee who owns an oil giant is bankrolling campaigns attacking electric car buyers and light rail systems.