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Articles By David Moore

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Is Your Rep Invested in Fossil Fuels?

Use the interactive map below to see if your representative owns stock in oil, gas, and coal companies.

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The Members of Congress Who Profit From War

Here are the senators and representatives who own stock in Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, and other top defense contractors.

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Co-Chair of Conservative Blue Dogs Hosts Fundraiser for Joe Biden

The Blue Dog Coalition, led by Biden fundraiser Rep. Lou Correa (D-Calif.), often votes with Republicans to block Democratic policies.

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Top Democratic Recipient of Defense Industry Cash Is Silent on Iran

Defense Appropriations Subcommittee Chair Rep. Pete Visclosky (D-Ind.), the favorite of Lockheed Martin’s donations last cycle, has not yet joined House Democrats in criticizing President Trump’s military strike.

Top 10 Sludge Stories of 2019

We're entering an election year in which special interests will almost certainly pour more money into politics than ever before. We depend on our readers to be able to produce our original investigative reporting.

Four Things We’ve Heard About Sludge

You can count on us. Can we count on you to support our investigative journalism in the 2020 election year?

Bundlers, Lobbyists, and Access: What Studies Show About Big-Money Influence

Recent academic studies have found that large contributions do work to ensure access for corporate lobbyists and that fundraising influences key committee assignments.


Here Are the Lobbyists and Corporate Execs Collecting Checks for Pete Buttigieg

As the Buttigieg campaign stops releasing its bundler names and blocks press from fundraising events, here are some of the pharmaceutical and finance executives behind its rise in the big money race, and three attorneys whose donations were returned.

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