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Conservative Democrat Continues to Take Koch Cash

Rep. Henry Cuellar of oil-rich Texas got another campaign donation from the PAC of GOP megadonor Charles Koch’s fossil fuel conglomerate, Koch Industries.

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Mainstream Charities Bankroll Islamophobic Hate Groups, New Report Shows

The Council on American-Islamic Relations’ new study analyzes the deep-pocketed donor networks behind the rise in American Islamophobia.

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Paul Gosar Omitted Dinner with Far-Right Nationalists in Travel Report

A new documentary on Steve Bannon reveals that the Arizona congressman dined with European far-right nationalists in London last year.

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Echoing Defense Industry Donors, Democrats Call for a Surveillance Wall

Democratic appropriators are promoting an increase in spending on border surveillance technologies to solve the impasse over Homeland Security funding. Their donors from the defense industry have been lobbying for these funds for years.

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Members of New Border Security Committee Took Money from Private Prison PACs

More than half of the members of the House-Senate conference committee that will work on a deal to fund ICE have received campaign donations from GEO Group and CoreCivic.

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Greenwashing Hate: Anti-Immigrant Colcom Foundation Funds Dozens of Environmental Groups

Sludge asked the groups, which include The Conservation Fund and Earthworks, about their funding from Colcom Foundation. Most declined to comment.

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Who Funds PragerU’s Anti-Muslim Content?

The right-wing educational website PragerU has published videos that discriminate against immigrants and Muslims. Sludge found out who’s funding them.

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NYC Council To Hold Public Hearing on #AbolishICE

Councilmember Carlos Menchaca's legislative push was inspired by a Sludge investigation in July that discovered ongoing NYC government contracts with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

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ICE Foundation Directors Run Companies with ICE Contracts

Five out of the 10 directors and officers of a charitable foundation supporting Immigration and Customs Enforcement are affiliated with companies that have received funding from ICE or the foundation itself.