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Surveillance Primary category in which blog post is published

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.

Space Primary category in which blog post is published

Here Are the Industry Reps Pushing Corporate Interests in Space

The panel created to advise the President on space policy is packed with individuals tied to the defense industry.

Hate Primary category in which blog post is published

Facebook Took Money From White Nationalist Candidate to Promote Neo-Nazi Podcast

A white nationalist candidate for U.S. House paid for a number of Facebook ads, including one promoting the podcast of a prominent neo-Nazi.

Net Neutrality Primary category in which blog post is published

Here’s How Much Money Dems Not Backing Net Neutrality CRA Get from Comcast, Verizon and AT&T

All but 17 House Democrats have signaled they want to use the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to restore net neutrality rules.

2018 Midterms Primary category in which blog post is published

Comcast’s Favorite Congressman Doesn’t Need the Money

Rep. Greg Walden of Oregon is in a safely Republican district. But as a staunch opponent of net neutrality who chairs the committee overseeing the FCC, his campaign has continued to be rewarded with telecom cash.

2018 Midterms Primary category in which blog post is published

Republicans Are Outspending Democrats on Google Ads, Analysis Shows

In a Sludge exclusive, Data for Progress’ new report shows a big advantage for advertisers backing Republicans.

Tech Primary category in which blog post is published

Under Threat of Regulations, Facebook Increases Lobbying in State Legislatures

Social media giant Facebook increased its state-level lobbying expenditures by 31 percent following the 2016 election.

Influence Primary category in which blog post is published

After Years of Obstruction, Congress Passes Electronic Filing Requirement for Senate Candidates

Despite opposition from McConnell, legislation ending the use of paper forms for campaign finance reporting is close to becoming law.

Influence Primary category in which blog post is published

FEC Opens Door for Corporations to Give In-Kind Campaign Donations

An advisory opinion allowing Microsoft to give campaigns free software could set a precedent allowing companies to give in-kind donations, despite the ban on corporate political contributions.