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Articles By Donald Shaw

Hate Primary category in which blog post is published

Republicans Criticizing Ilhan Omar Donated to Duncan Hunter’s Islamophobic Campaigns

At least three of the Republicans calling out Omar for anti-Semitism donated to Rep. Hunter’s campaign after it ran ads falsely tying his Mexican-Palestinian American opponent to Islamic terrorism.

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

GOP Picks a Top Oil and Gas Money Recipient as Climate Committee Ranking Member

Only six House members took more money from the oil and gas industry in 2018 than their pick, Rep. Garrett Graves.

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

Shadow Lobbyist Joe Crowley is Poised to Advance Shell Oil’s Tax Interests

The Bipartisan Policy Center announced that Crowley will lead an initiative to develop infrastructure funding proposals including ending the government's reliance on the gas tax. Crowley’s new lobbying firm has been pushing the same thing for years on behalf of Shell Oil.

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Dems Not Backing Green New Deal Took Far More Money From Oil and Gas Interests

The more oil and gas money a House Democrat has received, the less likely they are to support the Green New Deal

Influence Primary category in which blog post is published

Embracing the Swamp: Trump Elevates Official Who Violated His Ethics Order

A recently submitted ethics complaint alleges that David Bernhardt, who has been tapped to lead the Interior Department, violated at least two sections of Trump’s “drain the swamp” executive order.

Surveillance Primary category in which blog post is published

Echoing Defense Industry Donors, Democrats Call for a Surveillance Wall

Democratic appropriators are promoting an increase in spending on border surveillance technologies to solve the impasse over Homeland Security funding. Their donors from the defense industry have been lobbying for these funds for years.

Real Estate Primary category in which blog post is published

How the Real Estate Industry Masks Its Campaign Donations Through the Internet

A website that bills itself as a nonpartisan portal for political participation is run by real estate lobbyists and funnels campaign contributions nearly exclusively from the real estate industry.

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

New Health Subcommittee Chair Has Taken More Pharmaceutical Money Than Any Other Rep

California’s Anna Eshoo has sponsored legislation backed by the pharmaceutical interests funding her campaigns.

Influence Primary category in which blog post is published

Meet the Most Corporate PAC-Reliant Reps in Congress

As more representatives and candidates pledge to reject contributions from corporate PACs, others are standing by their corporate benefactors and relying on them to provide the overwhelming majority of their campaign funds.