Articles By Jay Cassano

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Pentagon’s Artificial Intelligence Programs Get Huge Boost in the NDAA

The controversial Project Maven received a 580% funding increase in this year’s defense bill.

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Bob Goodlatte May Be the First Member of Congress to Disclose Owning Bitcoin

Goodlatte, who chairs the House Judiciary Committee, owns as much as $80,000 in cryptocurrency. His son is an angel investor in cryptocurrency trading platform Coinbase.

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Gillibrand Has Received Big Campaign Donations from Puerto Rico Bondholders

New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand joins four liberal colleagues in sponsoring a bill to cancel Puerto Rico’s massive debt. But she has accepted campaign donations from executives of several hedge funds profiting from Puerto Rico’s obligations.

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Former Lawmakers Ask FEC to Stop Politicians from Using PACs as Personal “Piggy Banks”

They are prepared to take the Federal Election Commission to court if it does not act.

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Trump Admin Increases Lockheed Contract That Could be Devastating for the People of Yemen

New contract adds $225 million in foreign military sales to an already approved $11.25 billion deal with Saudi Arabia.

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As Feinstein Questioned Zuckerberg, an Undisclosed Investment in Facebook

When Sen. Dianne Feinstein grilled Mark Zuckerberg in April, she had not disclosed her husband just purchasing as much as a quarter of a million dollars worth of Facebook stock.

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Amid Calls to Regulate Facebook, Politicians Spent $1.2 Million on Facebook Ads

Political spending on Facebook has nearly doubled since the last midterm elections.

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Influx of Corporate Cash Unable to Save Crowley as Ocasio-Cortez Wins Primary

Ocasio-Cortez’s grassroots progressive challenge overcame Crowley’s $1.1 million from corporate PACs

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Is This Ex-Congressman Using His Leftover Campaign Funds To Help Lobbying Clients?

Former Rep. Buck McKeon has been donating to members of the House Armed Services Committee while lobbying for defense contractors and Saudi Arabia.