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Grassroots Money Beats Amazon in Seattle

“Democracy dollars” and an influx of small donations powered progressive city council members to victory over corporate money.

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Facebook Lobbyists Have Close Ties to Democratic Leaders

Several Facebook lobbyists have worked for top Democrats like Pelosi and Schumer, while none have worked for members of the Republican leadership.

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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.

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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.

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Reps Who Will Question Zuckerberg Own Stock In Facebook

Four Democratic members of the House Financial Services Committee are personally invested in Facebook as CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before them on Wednesday.

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Google Is Profiting From Notorious Hate Group’s Ads

The tech giant appears to only be enforcing part of its hate speech ad policy when it comes to anti-immigrant hate group FAIR.

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Twitter Declines to Explain Taking $1 Million From Anti-Immigrant Hate Group FAIR

The Federation for American Immigration Reform, the nation’s most powerful anti-immigrant hate group, appears to violate the company’s ad policies.

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Shadow Lobbyist Crowley to Raise Money for Kennedy’s Race Against Green New Deal Chief Sponsor

Crowley is one of several revolving-door influence peddlers who will host an upcoming fundraiser for Kennedy.

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Out With ALEC, In With Corporations Writing Their Own Laws

As the corporate bill mill wanes in influence, large businesses are taking matters into their own hands.