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2020

Climate Primary category in which blog post is published

Lawyers Defending ExxonMobil Are Big Biden Donors

Two of the Paul Weiss attorney who successfully defended ExxonMobil in New York against charges that it hid costs related to climate change have given maximum donations to former Vice President Joe Biden.

SLUDGE REPORT Primary category in which blog post is published

🚨 SLUDGE REPORT SPECIAL: Billionaires Are…Actually Good For Democracy? 🚨

This special edition focuses on some interesting developments in the Democratic presidential primary.

Climate Primary category in which blog post is published

Conservative Democrat Gets $100k from Oil & Gas PACs in Bid to Fend Off Surging Progressive

Attorney Jessica Cisneros is taking on the fossil fuel-friendly Democratic Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar in the 2020 primary.

2020 Primary category in which blog post is published

McKinsey Employees Open Their Wallets for Alumnus Pete Buttigieg

Executives from the consulting firm’s energy, banking, and health care practices have maxed out to Mayor Pete's presidential campaign.

SLUDGE REPORT Primary category in which blog post is published

🚨 SLUDGE REPORT: Billionaires’ Class Solidarity 🚨

Your regular summary of the most shameful corruption in politics.

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.