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Articles By Donald Shaw

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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.

2020 Primary category in which blog post is published

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.

2020 Primary category in which blog post is published

Democratic Party Backs ALEC-Tied Rep Against Progressive Challenger

Arizona Democrat Rep. Tom O’Halleran is an alumnus of corporate front group the American Legislative Exchange Council, but Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer, and the DCCC are helping him beat back a primary challenge from Democrat Eva Putzova.

2020 Primary category in which blog post is published

Buttigieg Bundler is a Natural Gas Consultant at McKinsey

No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge organizers say the bundler’s personal contribution breaks the spirit of the pledge.

Climate Primary category in which blog post is published

Joe Biden’s Campaign Co-Chair is a Big Oil and Gas Booster

Rep. Cedric Richmond, the Biden campaign’s national co-chair, has one of the most pro-industry voting records on fossil fuel issues among all congressional Democrats.

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Pharma-Funded ‘Dark Money’ Group Hosts House Staffers for California Junket

The staffers, several of whom work for reps on the subcommittee overseeing pharmaceuticals, met with executives from drug companies Merck and Genentech.

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Lawyers Defending ExxonMobil Are Big Biden Donors

Two of the Paul Weiss attorney who successfully defended ExxonMobil in New York against charges that it hid costs related to climate change have given maximum donations to former Vice President Joe Biden.

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After Meeting With Pharma-Backed Rep, Trump Flip-Flops on Drug Price Negotiations

After Rep. Greg Walden, the biggest recipient of pharmaceutical campaign cash in the last election cycle, met with Trump, the president decided to scrap his support for lower drug prices.

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Trump Settlement Admits Campaign Finance Crimes, Watchdog Says

Despite a signed settlement describing clear campaign finance violations, the FEC is unlikely to take action against President Trump because it lacks the quorum needed to make official decisions.