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Articles By Donald Shaw

Astroturf Primary category in which blog post is published

Group Claiming to Speak for Rural Democrats is Tied to Fossil Fuel Lobbyists

Heidi Heitkamp’s One Country Project urges Democrats to take a moderate approach to climate change.

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Here’s How Github Justifies Making Money from ICE

A leaked email from CEO Nat Friedman attempts to placate employees who opposed doing business with the agency.

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Shadow Lobbyist Crowley to Raise Money for Kennedy’s Race Against Green New Deal Chief Sponsor

Crowley is one of several revolving-door influence peddlers who will host an upcoming fundraiser for Kennedy.

Update on the (Uncertain) Future of Sludge

Sludge is seeking hundreds of new members as we face a potential shutdown. We need your help to stay afloat.

Climate Primary category in which blog post is published

Facing Climate Crisis, Senators Have Millions Invested in Fossil Fuel Companies

U.S. senators own as much as $14 million in fossil fuel stocks, raising questions about their willingness to adequately address climate change.

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Presidential Candidates Get Cash From Major Fossil Fuel Investors

Upper-level employees and executives at 14 hedge funds and private equity firms that are propping up the oil and gas industry have made large contributions to eight Democratic White House hopefuls, most who have taken the No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge.

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Democrats Lose in NC-9 After Being Dramatically Outspent

The DCCC has raised $20 million more than its Republican counterpart this year, but it barely showed up to back Dan McCready in the toss-up special election race.

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Will Sen. Reed Stand Up to His Defense Donors on Yemen?

Jack Reed’s campaigns and leadership PAC have taken $362,400 from four defense contractors that have sold 90% of the American weapons bought by Saudi Arabia. Now he has a key role in negotiations around banning the companies’ Saudi sales.