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Defense

2020 Primary category in which blog post is published

As His District Became a Coronavirus Hotspot, Engel Jetted to Florida Resort

The Florida fundraiser was just the beginning of Rep. Eliot Engel’s (D-N.Y.) absence from his district as it suffered from one of the worst coronavirus outbreaks in the country.

Defense Primary category in which blog post is published

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.

Media Primary category in which blog post is published

WaPo Runs Pro-War Column Without Disclosing Author’s Raytheon Board Seat

For author Stephen Hadley, a heightened risk of war could mean big profits, though this is not noted anywhere in his piece.

Defense Primary category in which blog post is published

Top Democratic Recipient of Defense Industry Cash Is Silent on Iran

Defense Appropriations Subcommittee Chair Rep. Pete Visclosky (D-Ind.), the favorite of Lockheed Martin’s donations last cycle, has not yet joined House Democrats in criticizing President Trump’s military strike.

Defense Primary category in which blog post is published

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.

Immigration Primary category in which blog post is published

ICE Contracts Are Booming. See Which Vendors Are in Your State.

Companies and other entities that make money from Immigration and Customs Enforcement contracts are flush in 2019, thanks to President Trump's harsh immigration operation.

Koch Primary category in which blog post is published

As Charles Koch Cultivates Anti-War Image, Koch Industries Profits from Defense Contracts

The right-wing billionaire has teamed up with unlikely ally George Soros on “military restraint,” but Koch Industries subsidiaries make millions by supplying the Navy with circuitry.

2020 Primary category in which blog post is published

Democratic Leaders Rake in Corporate Cash as ‘the Squad’ Sticks With Small Donors

A Sludge analysis of new second-quarter campaign finance reports has found that the Democratic leaders in the House combined to take in nearly $1.2 million in contributions from corporate and trade association PACs.

Influence Primary category in which blog post is published

Burning Man’s ‘Radical Inclusion’ Makes Room for Weapons Lobbyists

One of Burning Man’s new lobbyists is a former Trump campaign staffer who organized efforts to defend Trump’s Muslim ban.