Influence

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Senators Cling to Fossil Fuel Stocks as World Heats Up

More than one in four senators is invested in the fossil fuel industry as the Senate strips major climate programs from the reconciliation bill.

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

Outside Groups Spend Big on Pennsylvania Supreme Court Race

The Republican Party's state campaign arm is running last-minute attack ads in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court election after taking large donations from Koch Industries, hedge fund billionaire Ken Griffin, and Big Tobacco.

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Manchin Got Big Donations From Son-In-Law’s Oil & Gas Employer

As he stripped major climate programs, Sen. Joe Manchin received large donations from Enterprise Products, the energy giant where his son-in-law is a senior employee and whose lobbying groups are fighting the reconciliation bill.

Digital Primary category in which blog post is published

Scam PAC Exploits Electoral College Opponents

Abolish the Electoral College PAC, which has raised nearly $1 million, has donated only $2,500 to candidates. The rest of the money has gone to salaries and consultants.

Tech Primary category in which blog post is published

Senators Own up to $25 Million in Big Tech Stocks

Senators invested in tech stocks like Amazon, Apple, and Google may soon be voting on antitrust bills introduced in the Senate that would impact their portfolios.

Climate Primary category in which blog post is published

Manchin Got $400k From Fossil Fuel Donors Before Axing Climate Plan

Joe Manchin raised $1.6 million in the third quarter, including donations from many fossil fuel industry PACs as he announces he is strongly opposed to the major climate program in the reconciliation bill.

Tech Primary category in which blog post is published

Members of Congress Own Millions in Facebook Stock While Weighing New Tech Laws

Here are the senators and representatives who hold stock in Facebook.

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More and More Medicare Money is Flowing to Private Equity

Recent academic studies have found that private equity investment is rushing in to for-profit healthcare companies, but patients may not benefit.

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

Florida GOP Jacks Up Cities’ Campaign Contribution Limits

Language tucked into a bill on ballot-measure donors preempts lower city and county campaign contribution limits that had been enacted by voters.