Articles By Donald Shaw

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Eleven Years Later, Democrats Will Try Again to Address Citizens United’s Dark Money Problem

Both chambers of Congress are planning to vote on the For the People Act, which would force dark money groups to reveal their donors.

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Corporate America Rewards Trump Enablers With Cushy Jobs

Trump staffers are worried that the insurrection might hurt their career opportunities, but many of their former colleagues had no trouble finding nice jobs in the political influence industry.

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Cruz and AOC Said They Would Propose a Lobbying Ban. So What Happened?

They got a lot of attention for agreeing to work together on a bill to close the revolving door, but they never actually did what they said they would.

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Newsom Delivers for Energy Clients of Lobbyist He Celebrated at French Laundry

A review of public records suggests the Newsom administration's actions may have been inappropriately influenced by his lobbyist friend's firm.

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Rules Package Closes Witness Conflicts Loophole

For the first time, witnesses to Congress will have to disclose all entities they are affiliated with that have an interest in the topic of the hearing.

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GOP Groups Go Negative After Facebook Lifts Ad Ban for Georgia

A look at the political ads Georgia voters are seeing on Facebook as they head to the polls in the runoff Senate elections.

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The TV Lobby Does Not Want You to See the Sun

The broadcasters lobby’s reasoning is simple: If it’s dark out after work, you’re more likely to plop your ass on the couch and spend your evening consuming their programs.

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Mysterious Dark Money Group That Backed ‘Big Oil’s Favorite Democrat’ Was Funded by Big Oil

American Workers for Progress, which spent big for Cuellar, was funded by an oil and gas industry lobbying group.