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Net Neutrality Primary category in which blog post is published

Kyrsten Sinema, the Only Anti-Net Neutrality Dem, Linked to Super PAC Run by a Comcast Lobbyist

The super PAC has made independent political expenditures to support Sinema's elections, and Sinema has directed donations to it through a PAC she used to chair.

Dark Money Primary category in which blog post is published

Who’s Behind Dems’ New $75 Million Ad Campaign?

The campaign is run by Acronym, a dark money group, but here are some clues as to who’s funding it.

2020 Primary category in which blog post is published

Super PAC Backing ‘Middle-Class Joe’ Is Led by Lobbyists, Corporate Consultants, and Democratic Fundraisers

Today, Unite the Country announced its top staffers, most of whom either work for major corporations or run groups funded by corporate interests.

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

How to Pay For Medicare for All Without Raising Taxes: Cut the Pentagon’s Budget

With a clearer picture of how Medicare for All can be financed through reducing military spending, voters can debate the merits of a single-payer system without needing to consider any new taxes.

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

CBO Health Panel Packed With Experts Tied to Anti-Medicare For All Groups

The 19-member panel that advises the Congressional Budget Office on health policy is flush with health insurance, pharmaceutical, and hospital interests.

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

As He Attacks Medicare for All, Mayor Pete Gets Campaign Cash From Health Care Executives

Buttigieg’s recent transformation into explicit Medicare for All critic was accompanied by continued donations from pharmaceutical and health insurance interests.

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

This Pharma-Backed Astroturf Group Wants to Keep Your Drug Prices High

The Coalition Against Socialized Medicine, a project of the American Conservative Union, is advertising on Politico Playbook this week.

2020 Primary category in which blog post is published

Turning Point USA Blurs the Line Between Charity and Pro-Trump Political Group

TPUSA President Charlie Kirk attacked several of Trump’s potential 2020 opponents at an official event hosted by his charitable nonprofit.